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On December 12, 1985.

On December 12, 1985, Ian Stewart died of a heart attack aged 47. Excellent keyboard player, Stewart was co-founder of The Rolling Stones (the first one to respond to Brian Jones’s ad in “Jazz News” of 2 May 1962, seeking musicians for a new rhythm & blues band). 54 more words

Science Book a Day Interviews Ian Stewart

Special thanks to Ian Stewart for answering 6 questions about his recently featured book – Seventeen Equations that Changed the World

Ian Stewart is a professor of mathematics at the University of Warwick, England, and a widely known popular-science and science-fiction writer. 1,804 more words

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Review of The Science of Discworld IV: Judgement Day - Terry Pratchett, Ian Stewart & Jack Cohen

This is the fourth in The Science of Discworld series, and if you haven’t caught the gist by now, here it is: Roundworld science is explained by reference to Discworld magic/physical laws. 272 more words

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In Pursuit of the Unknown: 17 Equations That Changed the World

The key symbol is the equals sign, =. The origins of most mathematical symbols are either lost in the mists of antiquity, or are so recent that there is no doubt where they came from.

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