Mathematics News


John Nash, Louis Nirenberg share math's Abel Prize

John Nash and Louis Nirenberg will receive the 2015 'Nobel of mathematics' for their work on partial differential equations.

Wed 25 Mar 15 from ScienceNews

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A duel between mathematical models supports the reigning theory of the genetics of altruism

It isn't that often that a scientific controversy is featured in the New Yorker, but in 2012 an article titled "Kin and Kind" describing a tempest over a biological theory appeared in its pages.

Mon 23 Mar 15 from Phys.org

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Free Smart Phone App Helps Students With Math

School children usually can count on their parents to help them check if their homework is correct. But as students get older and their assignments get more complex, few parents are qualified ...

Wed 18 Mar 15 from Voice of America

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One fractal quantifies another, mathematicians find

To humor mathematicians, picture a pile of sand grains – say, a billion – in one square of a vast sheet of graph paper. If four or more grains occupy a single square, that square topples by ...

Wed 11 Mar 15 from Phys.org

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A lot of mathematicians have met awful fates

Grad student compiles list of 19 mathematicians who died in unfortunate ways.        

Sun 8 Mar 15 from USA today

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Science of war 2: spotting enemy guns using toilet-inspired technology

GREAT MOMENTS IN SCIENCE: Towards the middle of World War 1, an Australian physicist at the front was lifted off the toilet seat one too many times. In part 2 of this series, Dr Karl explains ...

Mon 9 Mar 15 from ABC Science

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Math Explains Why Hipsters All Look the Same

The skinny jeans, the progressive politics, the Instagram photos: Hipsters, like goths and punk rockers before them, have become a cliché. And we've all become more like them as well. Now math ...

Wed 4 Mar 15 from Discover Magazine

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Birth of a Theorem: Mathematics, Boltzmann and brio

Birth of a Theorem: A mathematical adventure by Fields medallist Cedric Villani is an exhilarating but exhausting journey with a fascinating mind

Tue 3 Mar 15 from Newscientist

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Happy Pi Day!

How are you celebrating?

Fri 14 Mar 14 from Science Now

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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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