Mathematics News


Mathematicians develop new statistical indicator

Most of us know this phenomenon only too well: when it's hot outside, you feel the urge for a cooling ice cream. But would you have thought that mathematics could be involved?

Fri 9 Aug 19 from Phys.org

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Earthquakes, hurricanes and other natural disasters obey same mathematical pattern

Tracking the magnitude of several catastrophic natural events and drawing a graphic of how many episodes of each have occurred throughout history yields a result which cannot be ignored. Quite ...

Mon 5 Aug 19 from Phys.org

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This Mathematician's 'Mysterious' New Method Just Solved a 30-Year-Old Problem

The proof took 30 years to be solved, but it's so simple and elegant that you can summarize it in a single tweet.

Wed 31 Jul 19 from Livescience

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Three concepts from complexity could play a big role in social animal research

From bees to birds to humans, the animal kingdom is full of organisms that have evolved complex social structures to solve specific problems they encounter. Explaining why some species evolved ...

Thu 1 Aug 19 from Phys.org

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Ramanujan machine automatically generates conjectures for fundamental constants

A team of researchers at the Israel Institute of Technology has built what they describe as a Ramanujan machine—a device that automatically generates conjectures (mathematical statements that ...

Mon 15 Jul 19 from Phys.org

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Expert mathematicians stumped by simple subtractions

Mathematical thought is seen as the pinnacle of abstract thinking. But are we capable of filtering out our knowledge about the world to prevent it from interfering with our calculations? Researchers ...

Wed 10 Jul 19 from Phys.org

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Tesla's Models S and X aren't changing anytime soon, CEO says - Roadshow

The Big T's flagship models are getting older, but don't expect them to change in a big way in the near future.

Tue 9 Jul 19 from CNET Cutting Edge

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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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