Can maths help you win at roulette?

Credit: Shutterstock Albert Einstein supposedly once said: “No one can win at roulette unless he steals money from the table while the croupier isn’t looking.” Although I wouldn’t normally question Einstein, this statement isn’t true. In fact, you can use Einstein’s specialist subject, physics, to help you win. Or you can find a biased wheel…

New math tools for new materials

University of Utah mathematician Graeme Milton presents a new tool for understanding how energy waves move through complex materials, opening up possibilities to design materials that absorb or bend energy as desired. His solution for so-called “analytic materials” was published November 15 in Proceedings of the Royal Society A. Scientists have long known that the…

New math tools for new materials

University of Utah mathematician Graeme Milton presents a new tool for understanding how energy waves move through complex materials, opening up possibilities to design materials that absorb or bend energy as desired. His solution for so-called “analytic materials” was published November 15 in Proceedings of the Royal Society A. Scientists have long known that the…