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Aperiodical News Roundup – October 2023

Here’s a round-up of a few things that happened this month that we didn’t otherwise cover here.

The Salem Prize for 2023, given annually to young mathematicians judged to have done outstanding work on harmonic analysis and related topics, has been awarded to Sarah Peluse and Julian Sahasrabudhe. (via Terence Tao)

According to this recent arXiv paper, data from 350,757 coin flips supports Persi Diaconis’ model of coin tossing, which estimates the probability of a coin landing on the same side it started at a surprising 51%. (via Alex Corner, Sheffield Hallam University)

Statistician C. R. Rao, who pioneered powerful statistical methods that underpin modern scientific data analyses, has died. (via Raul Jimenez)

And finally, the newly* discovered aperiodic monotile, which we won’t stop going on about ever, has been chosen as one of Time’s 200 Best Inventions of 2023 (via the European Mathematical Society).

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