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Happy Birthday, Nicolaus Copernicus!

Let us remember and salute the visionary Nicolaus Copernicus on the occasion of his birthday.

Born on February 19th, 1473, Copernicus gave our modern world the heliocentric theory of the solar system. 300 more words

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Life on the Poincaré Disk

Just at this time I left Caen, where I was then living, to go on a geological excursion under the auspices of the school of mines.

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President (Impeachment Games I)

Time for another little game. It’s called President, and it is also about democracy and taxes. Good for 4-12 players.

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An Obvious Theorem

The last theorem in John H. Conway’s book, On Numbers and Games (1976), is:

Theorem 100: This is the last theorem in this book.
(The proof is obvious.)

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Catalan's Conjecture

Although popularly known as Catalan’s conjecture, this is in fact a theorem in number theory, proven by Preda Mihăilescu in 2002, 158 years after it was conjecture in 1844 by French and Belgian mathematician… 202 more words

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