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Catching a liar, 2

The Hamming code and its generalisations are so versatile that there is lots more that could be said. With some difficulty, I’ve restricted myself to just a few. The trick for catching a liar in the preceding post is very … Continue reading

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Conway’s Nim field

Last Monday, John Conway visited us. (He has two mathematical children and one grandchild on the permanent staff in the department.) He gave a seminar to what may have been the largest audience ever for a Pure Mathematics seminar. He … Continue reading

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