All papers in this proceedings volume were peer reviewed. The purview of this third conference was shifted toward biology and medicine. Among the topics covered were: the constructive role of noise in the central nervous system, neuronal networks, and sensory transduction (hearing in humans, photo- and electroreception in marine animals), encoding of information into nerve pulse trains, single molecules and noise (including single molecule detection and characterization by nanopores - molecular "Coulter counting"), concepts of noise in neurophysiology (randomness and order in brain and heart electrical activities under normal conditions and in pathology), the role of noise in genetic regulation and gene expression, biosensors, etc.
Mathematics is kept alive by the appearance of new, unsolved problems. This book provides a steady supply of easily understood, if not easily solved, problems that can be considered in varying depths by mathematicians at all levels of mathematical maturity. This new edition features lists of references to OEIS, Neal Sloane’s Online Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences, at the end of several of the sections.
The reviews and highlights included in this book of proceedings of the plenary sessions, of the Joint European and National Astronomical Meeting (2002), cover some of the major fields and projects which will determine the research in astronomy in the next decades. The highlights have been presented by young astronomers from several European countries, selected from a list of proposals submitted by different institutions across Europe. This book reflects the multi-disciplinarity and interaction that took place in the meeting. By including reviews on space and ground-based observational programmes, the scientific topics are associated with the new observational efforts in instrumentation. These projects, under development, are expected to drive the research in the coming decades. With such a wide and interdisciplinary coverage this book provides a comprehensive review on the present status and expectations for some of the major fields in astrophysics. This work is of great relevance for students and researchers alike, as it provides an introductory approach to a wide range of fields in Astronomy, but also includes some detailed reviews for the major topics in each field.
One of America’s most acclaimed investigative journalists re-investigates some of the most notorious and mysterious crimes of the last 200 years The beloved head of the UN dies in a tragic plane crash . . . witnesses unearthed years later suggest it wasn’t an accident. Theories behind the mysterious death of Marilyn Monroe change yearly, and some believe Jack the Ripper was a member of the royal family. History books say Hitler burned down the Reichstag—but did he? And who really organized the conspiracy to kill Abraham Lincoln? Acclaimed investigative journalist Edward Jay Epstein cut his teeth on one of the most notorious murder mysteries of the 20th century in his first book, Inquest: The Warren Commission and the Establishment of Truth, one of the first books on the assassination and an instant bestseller. His conclusion? The Commission left open too many questions. He examines those questions here, as well as some of the most famous “unsolved” or mysterious crimes of all time, coming to some startling conclusions. His method in each investigation is simple: outline what is known and unknown, and show the plausible theories of a case. Where more than one theory exists, he shows the evidence for and against each. And when something remains to be proved, he says as much. In The Annals of Unsolved Crime, Epstein re-visits his most famous investigations and adds dozens of new cases. From the Lindbergh kidnapping to the JonBenet Ramsey murder case, from the Black Dahlia murder to anthrax attacks on America, from the vanishing of Jimmy Hoffa to the case of Amanda Knox—Epstein considers three dozen high-profile crimes and their tangled histories and again proves himself one of our most penetrating journalists.
A list of unsolved mysteries from 2001. Contains 89 cases including Stuart Lubbock who was found dead by a pool, Brian Hardwick who was shot dead at a garage, Brian Perry who was shot outside his cab company, Sellathurai Balasingham who was attacked on the Pollards Hill Estate, Michaela Hague who was stabbed, John Hall and David McIntosh who were found dead in a car, Patrick Erhabor whose torso was found in the River Thames and Julie Foster who was killed in her home. Contains all known unsolved murders and mysteries from England, Scotland and Wales in 2001. A fantastic resource for people that need a categorical reference for all unsolved murders and mysteries from 2001. Resourced from old newspapers and other varied sources. The most authoritative resource for unsolved murders and mysteries from 2001 in the UK on the market. Cases include: Michael French Donald Marlow Harriot Douglas McPherson Mr Long Glenda Chambers Wayne Julian Charlotte Latta Rajnikant Pandya Brian Hardwick Horace Pinnock Brian Perry Sellathurai Balasingham Abdul Mahroof Michaela Hague Lee Foord Eva Blackburn Dwayne Jonathon Bertrand Nana Osei-Agyapong Dwayne Bertram Bill Chivers Mohammed Basharat Sukhabir Pattuwala Gilbert Wynter Raymond Isaacs Brian Metcalfe Tyrone Rowe John Marzetti Tony Lawlor John Hall and David McIntosh Patrick Erhabor Geoff Gray Ian Clarke Lindsey Chezine Scholes Yasser Nazir Naziat Parveen Zafar Carlton McDonald Patrick Pasipanodya Martin Silvester Michael James Cabey Phillip Saville Frederick Baker Makram Abdul-Kadir Andrew Chubb Daniel Dale Richie Clayton Cherie Melgram Hugh Scott Oguzhin Ozdemir Julie Foster Mithat Lleshi Ouahid Chakib John Holland Mohammed Warsame Alec Christopher Jody Burns Colin Beer John Dickinson Christopher Hewitt Jacey Frederick Valentine John Charles Donovan Williams Sami Mustafa and Hasan Mamali Richard Rayner Billy Webb Mary Hancock Andre Jan Aylward Steven Daniel Richard McCalla Hilda Lockert Corey Wright and Wayne Henry Rebecca Hall David George Roads Mehmet Selimoglu Mumtaz Soheil Florence Ansell Mark Thompson and George Price Corey Brown Stuart Lubbock Herbert Schwarz David Williamson Ian Michael Dowling John Swain Peter Beaumont Gowling Mark Connor Francis Cross Hussain Obad Akbal Brar Frank Anthony Holmes Andrew Michael Williams Isa-Din Shire Anthony Boyle
This volume is comprised of a series of papers dealing with some of the current unsolved problems in the field of stellar physics. It is also a celebration of the many contributions that Prof. Douglas Gough has made to this subject. Topics discussed include: stars, interiors, stars: evolution, asteroseismology, helioseismology, and fluid dynamics.
A second collection of cultural puzzles by the author of Unsolved Mysteries of American History analyzes thirty historical riddles including those about the conspiracy to assassinate Abraham Lincoln and the murder trial of O. J. Simpson.
This fourth edition of the conference focused mainly on noise and fluctuations at the nanometer scale in electron devices, bio-materials, and mesoscopic systems. Since the first conference, the aim of the UPoN conferences is to provide a forum for researchers working on noise and fluctuations, where they can present and discuss their scientific problems with particular attention to those which resist solutions. Topics include: Theoretical frontiers on noise and fluctuations; experimental frontiers on noise and fluctuations; enhanced and suppressed shot noise; noise and coherence; noise and chaos; constructive role of noise; noise in biological systems; noise in devices; and noise in complex systems and non-Gaussian fluctuations.
An in-depth look at the most intriguing puzzles in science today In this illuminating book, professors Arthur Wiggins and Charles Wynn explore what they believe are the five biggest science problems: Physics: Why do some particles have mass, while others have none? Chemistry: By what series of chemical reactions did atoms form the first living things? Biology: What is the complete structure and function of the proteome? Geology: Is accurate, long-range weather forecasting possible? Astronomy: Why is the universe expanding faster and faster? Wiggins and Wynn carefully explain each of these problems, then discuss the theories that address them. Some of the many topics covered include string theory, the human genome, chaos theory, and protein folding. Featuring humorous illustrations from renowned science cartoonist Sidney Harris, this book invites you to explore the events that led to these problems and the cutting-edge efforts being made to solve them. The authors also provide Idea Folders, which contain additional details about the unsolved problems, and Resources for Digging Deeper, such as books, periodicals, and Web sites.