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Creating modern probability

The title of this post is that of a book by John von Plato, on the history of probability theory from the start of the twentieth century to the 1930s, starting with Borel and Einstein (but with many backward looks) … Continue reading

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A literary-mathematical puzzle

In 1968, Stanislaw Lem, the great Polish science-fiction writer, published a book entitled Głos Pana. It was translated into English and published under the title His Master’s Voice in 1983. It tells the story of how a message from an … Continue reading

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