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BARROW, John David (<i>born</i> 1952), Professor of Mathematical Sciences, Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge, since 1999; Fellow, Clare Hall, Cambridge, since 1999 (Vice President, 2004–07); Director, Millennium Mathematics Project, Cambridge, since 1999

in Who's Who

P ublished online November 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Mathematics; Mathematics; Applied Mathematics; History of Science and Technology; Social and Cultural History; Education; Organization and Management of Education. 645 words.

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Biological information

Luciano Floridi.

in Information

February 2010; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Science and Mathematics; History of Science and Technology; Mathematics; Physics. 3898 words.

‘Biological information’ outlines the nature of information in genetics and neuroscience. Genes are instructions for creating proteins in organisms, and these instructions are carried...

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BONDI, Hermann (1919 - 2005), Master of Churchill College, Cambridge, 1983–90, Fellow, since 1990; Professor of Mathematics, King’s College, London, since 1954 (Titular, 1971–85, Emeritus, since 1985)

in Who Was Who

P ublished online April 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Education; Organization and Management of Education; History of Science and Technology; Physics; History of Mathematics; Mathematics; Applied Mathematics. 392 words.

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Economic Information

Luciano Floridi.

in Information

February 2010; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Science and Mathematics; History of Science and Technology; Mathematics; Physics. 4518 words.

‘Economic information’ explores the value of information in society. Information is different from other commodities — it can be consumed limitless times, it can be shared easily, and...

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EDWARDS, Anthony William Fairbank (<i>born</i> 1935), Professor of Biometry, University of Cambridge, 2000–03; Fellow, Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, since 1970

in Who's Who

P ublished online November 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Science and Technology; Biological Sciences; History of Mathematics; Mathematics; Applied Mathematics; Social and Cultural History; Education; Organization and Management of Education. 191 words.

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The Ethics of Information

in Information

February 2010; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Science and Mathematics; History of Science and Technology; Mathematics; Physics. 4625 words.

‘The ethics of information’ explores the ethical implications of the information revolution. The RPT model states that information can be treated as a resource, a product, or a target. All...

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The evolving historiography of mathematics

Jacqueline Stedall.

in The History of Mathematics

February 2012; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Science and Technology; History of Mathematics. 1606 words.

‘The evolving historiography of mathematics’ looks at how the questions asked by historians have changed and diversified. It is not enough to ask who discovered what and when. We also want...

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EWENS, Warren John (<i>born</i> 1937), Professor of Genetics, University of Pennsylvania (Professor of Biology, 1972, now Emeritus)

in Who's Who

P ublished online November 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Science and Technology; Biological Sciences; History of Mathematics; Mathematics; Applied Mathematics; Social and Cultural History; Education; Organization and Management of Education. 96 words.

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FOURMAN, Michael Paul (<i>born</i> 1950), Professor of Computer Systems, University of Edinburgh, since 1988

in Who's Who

P ublished online November 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Science and Technology; History of Engineering and Technology; Computing; History of Mathematics; Mathematics; Applied Mathematics; Social and Cultural History; Education; Organization and Management of Education. 163 words.

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Getting inside mathematics

in The History of Mathematics

February 2012; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Science and Technology; History of Mathematics. 5103 words.

Who invented algebra? Who invented calculus? ‘Getting inside mathematics’ looks at the possible answers to these questions alongside the introduction of mathematical notation and the...

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