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# Tag Archives: music

## John Wallis

I guess that, if most mathematicians were asked about John Wallis, they would say that he had an infinite product formula for π. I knew, too, that he was a cryptanalyst in the mid-seventeenth century: I got this from Iain … Continue reading

## How the light gets in, 2014

Last year, I went to the festival How the Light Gets In in Hay-on-Wye, where I took part in a couple of panel discussions. It was a lovely day out, which I described here. At this year’s festival in late … Continue reading

Posted in events, exposition, history
Tagged Goedel's theorem, Hay-on-Wye, infinity, Institute of Arts and Ideas, music, paradox, philosophy
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## Donald Preece: obituary and bibliography

Rosemary has written a long obituary of Donald, far too long for a journal to consider, but worth having on record (I think).

Posted in doing mathematics, history, mathematics and ...
Tagged combinatorics, Donald Preece, music, statistics
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## How the light gets in

How the light gets in describes itself as a “festival of philosophy and music”; it takes place in Hay-on-Wye in late May and early June this year. By some fortunate combination of circumstances, it happens that I will be taking … Continue reading