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500-year-old maths problem turns out to apply to coffee and clocks

500-year-old maths problem turns out to apply to coffee and clocks

Light reflecting off the round rim creates a mathematically significant shape in this coffee cup Sarah Hart The following is an extract from our Lost in Space-Time newsletter. Each month, we hand over the keyboard to a physicist or mathematician to tell you about fascinating ideas from their corner of the universe. You can sign up for Lost in Space-Time for free here. The artist Paul Klee famously described drawing as “taking a line for a walk” – but why stop there? Mathematicians have been wondering for five centuries what happens when… Source link

The mathematician who worked out how to time travel

The mathematician who worked out how to time travel

Gödel proved that, mathematically speaking, time travel is physically possible Quality Stock / Alamy The following is an extract from our Lost in Space-Time newsletter. Each month, we hand over the keyboard to a physicist or mathematician to tell you about fascinating ideas from their corner of the universe. You can sign up for Lost in Space-Time for free here. There may be no better way to get truly lost in space-time than to travel to the past and fiddle around with causality. Polymath Kurt Gödel suggested that you could, for instance, land… Source link