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George Green – the unschooled Nottingham mathematician championed by Einstein and Kelvin

There’s a new special exhibition opening tomorrow (12 September) at Lakeside Arts Centre, Nottingham University, presenting the life of George Green, a working man from Nottingham born in 1793 whose insights on electricity and magnetism were praised by Nobel prizewinners Lord … Continue reading

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Quantifying Occam

So who – or what – is Occam, and why must it be quantified? Occam’s razor is an old maxim in science that rules you must choose the simplest theory to fit your data, and cut away the more complicated theories. It was first … Continue reading

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