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How do the laws of nature lead to large-scale patterns in the universe? Can simple theorems have inconceivably long proofs? Mathematical systems known as ants shed new light on these apparently different questions, which come together in the old philosophical problem of ‘emergence’

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This event was on Wed, 29 Oct 1997

Professor Ian Stewart

Professor Ian Stewart FRS

Professor of Geometry

Ian Stewart read Mathematics at Churchill College, Cambridge before completing his doctorate at the University of Warwick where he is now a Professor of Maths...

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