i In the frame: Eileen Cooper accuses the art world of failing women

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Paul Erdos was one of the most brilliant and probably the most remarkable of mathematicians of this century. He greatly influenced many branches of mathematics and was the prime mover in the rapid growth of combinatorics, an area of mathematics fundamental to computer science.

A-Z of the digital world

Z is for Zeroth. With a neat circularity that should please the true hacker - the last item in our catalogue means "first". For software designers working in C and the artificial intelligence language Lisp, the first item in a list is always the "zeroth" (zee-rowth). Hardware people also tend to start counting at 0 instead of 1 - a natural result of the fact that the 256 states of 8 bits correspond to the binary numbers 0, 1, ..., 255 and the digital devices known as "counters" count in this way.

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Talent, drive and luck helped Bob Metcalfe to invent the world's most popular networking technology. By Wendy Grossman

Argyll chairman to retire at 60 next year

Sir Alistair Grant is to retire as chairman of Argyll, the Safeway supermarket group, next March, 20 years after he co-founded the company with Jimmy Gulliver and David Webster He will be 60, the normal retirement age for the company's directors. Mr Webster will become chairman and Colin Smith will remain chief executive.

LETTER : Chess patterns

From Dr Edmund Furse

You don't need to be a computer scientist

From quiet Essex girl to Oracle's first female director, Jackie Stephens has already fulfilled her ambition to overachieve, writes

BOOKS : Mess, wonderful mess

FRONTIERS OF COMPLEXITY:The Search for Order in a Chaotic World by Peter Coveney and Roger Highfield, Faber pounds 18.99

LETTER: New universities underfunded

From Mr Raymond H. Brunskill

Teaching at new universities fails to make the grade

FRAN ABRAMS

One day, you may have to switch your brain on

Neural networks are the nearest thing to artificial intelligence. In future, they may be as smart as we are.

Lottery jackpot could hit pounds 35m

MARIANNE MACDONALD

A story the CIA 'forgot' to tell us

Living Dead: You Have Used Me as a Fish for Long Enough (9.30pm BBC2) provides a timely alternative world view to Forrest Gump. It begins with the story of a scientist who was funded by the CIA which, crazy as it sounds, wanted to use psychology to manipulate people's memories. It ends with the Gulf War, waged by a US government which had found a way to alter our memories of an entire war.

Gardai lose body in murder hunt

A murder inquiry into the deaths of four men in Cork took an extraordinary turn yesterday when it emerged that the killers may have returned to the grave of one of their victims and removed the body.

University offers first degree via Internet

Students on a new course at the University of Southampton can attend lectures and tutorials without ever setting foot outside their homes. The BSc degree in Information Engineering will be the first in Britain to be conducted via computer on the Internet.

THEATRE / The Fringe: Rising from the ashes

There's so much new writing on the fringe that you might be forgiven for thinking a new play festival was gilding the lily. But one great advantage of the London New Play Festival is that it gives the work a clear context and allows audiences to compare how very differently young writers are using the stage. So far, this year's festival has done this ingeniously, launching plays in pairs that have themes in common, but whose styles contrast enormously.
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