Mathematics News


Aussie Fields Medalist speaks

Once the youngest ever BSc graduate in Australia, Akshay Venkatesh shares mathematics’ top honour.

Mon 6 Aug 18 from Cosmos Magazine

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Alarming error common in survey analyses

It is difficult to understate the importance of survey data: They tell us who we are and—in the hands of policymakers—what to do.

Mon 23 Jul 18 from Phys.org

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Happy Pi Day!

How are you celebrating?

Fri 14 Mar 14 from Science Now

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The world’s first trigonometry revealed in an ancient Babylonian tablet

The Babylonians had a sophisticated understanding of geometry more than 1000 years before Pythagoras and Euclid.

Sun 27 Aug 17 from Cosmos Magazine

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Stanford mathematician first female winner of Fields prize

Maryam Mirzakhani and three others honored

Wed 13 Aug 14 from Science Now

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Life of 3.14159...

BERNIE'S BASICS: Some of the most complex equations in science sport a familiar symbol from childhood - Pi. But what has 3.14159 got to do with general relativity and quantum physics?

Tue 12 Mar 13 from ABC Science

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Crick DNA Nobel medal gets $2 million at auction

CEO of Chinese regenerative medicine company claims highest bid.

Thu 11 Apr 13 from Nature News

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That figures: Professor who had to work at Subway dazzles world of maths after solving centuries-old prime number riddle

A university professor who was forced to work at Subway when he couldn't find a job as an academic has solved a prime number riddle that has puzzled the best mathematical brains for centuries.    

Tue 21 May 13 from The Independent

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Getting to the bottom of foamy physics

New model describes the evolution of bubble clusters

Sat 11 May 13 from Physics World

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John Nash's memorable final appearances

Days before death, mathematician fascinated Abel Prize audiences

Fri 29 May 15 from Science Now

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