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Unsolved Problems of Noise: Preface to the UPoN-2018 Special Issue of FNL

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Article number1902001
<mark>Journal publication date</mark>31/05/2019
<mark>Journal</mark>Fluctuation and Noise Letters
Issue number2
Number of pages4
Publication StatusPublished
Early online date6/05/19
<mark>Original language</mark>English


Noise is universal and multi-faceted. In everyday life, the aspects we encounter tend to be annoying, for example, loud conversations when we wish to enjoy a quiet cup of tea, or students chatting during a lecture. But acoustic noise can sometimes be useful e.g. when it indicates that the kettle is boiling, as an essential prelude to the tea, or when it helps to awaken somnolent students at the end of the lecture thereby eliminating the mutual embarrassment of needing to awaken them.

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The Preface to a Special Issue of Fluctuation and Noise Letters bringing together selected papers from the 8th International Conference on Unsolved Problems of Noise (UPoN–2018), Gdansk, 9–13 July 2018.