Limiting Infinity

Ever heard of Aleph-nought or the Hilbert’s Hotel and your inquisition got the better of you? Then probably you’re acquainted with infinity and have...

Automata: Forgotten Marvels of an Extraordinary Age

As we pave our way through the technologically advanced era, it is likely and perhaps easier for us to forget the roots...

 Laplace – The Newton of France

Pierre-Simon Laplace was an eminent French mathematician, astronomer, and physicist of the 19th century. He was famous for his remarkable contributions in the field...

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