In November, the prestigious Enlightener Prize for the best popular science book in Russia was awarded. The book “Who needs mathematics? A clear book about how the digital world works” written by Nelly Litvak, professor at UTwente and TU Eindhoven and also EWM-NL representative, and Andrei Raigorodsky, a renowned professor and popularizer of mathematics in Russia, was one of the last eight nominees in the category of best non-fictional literature of 2017.
Litvak explains: “It is a book for the general public about applications of mathematics in digital technologies. The book covers many topics, including planning and scheduling, coding theory, robustness of the Internet, load balancing in web servers, probabilistic counters, cryptography and online auctions.”
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