Mathematics News

Maths 'genius' Maryam Mirzakhani dies, aged 40

Maryam Mirzakhani, an Iranian-born mathematician who was the first woman to win the coveted Fields Medal, has died in a US hospital after a battle with cancer. She was 40.

Sat 15 Jul 17 from

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Sorting complicated knots

From bow ties and shoelaces to sailing boats and climbing ropes, knots are not only very useful for our daily lives, but for mathematics too. IBS researchers from the Center for Geometry and ...

Thu 6 Jul 17 from

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Cow herd behavior is fodder for complex systems analysis

The image of grazing cows in a field has long conjured up a romantic nostalgia about a relaxed pace of rural life. With closer inspection, however, researchers have recognized that what appears ...

Tue 20 Jun 17 from

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LIVE NOW — Tesla Model 3 Interior Webinar: Predictions, Preparations, & Prayers (#Electrifying)

We're LIVE. Our first CleanTechnica webinar, part of a webinar series titled #Electrifying, is now live. Log in via that link or check us out live on Facebook LIVE NOW — Tesla Model 3 Interior ...

Tue 20 Jun 17 from CleanTechnica

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Geometry, skull growth and brain mechanics

Professor Alain Goriely is Professor of Mathematical modelling at Oxford University's Mathematical Institute and founder of the International Brain Mechanics and Trauma Lab (IBMTL). He talks ...

Mon 19 Jun 17 from

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Mathematicians deliver formal proof of Kepler Conjecture

A team led by mathematician Thomas Hales has delivered a formal proof of the Kepler Conjecture, which is the definitive resolution of a problem that had gone unsolved for more than 300 years. ...

Fri 16 Jun 17 from

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The maths of life and death—the secret weapon in the fight against disease

Maths is the language of science. It crops up everywhere from physics to engineering and chemistry – aiding us in understanding the origins of the universe and building bridges that won't collapse ...

Thu 15 Jun 17 from Medical Xpress

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Live Science Book Giveaway: 'Confessions of an Accidental Zoo Curator'

Enter Live Science's book giveaway for a chance to win a copy of "Confessions of an Accidental Zoo Curator" by Annette Libeskind Berkovits.

Fri 16 Jun 17 from Livescience

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Could we make first contact with aliens using maths?

Mathematics comes as naturally to us as art or music, and so may be hard-wired into alien brains in a way that human language isn't, a University of Arizona researcher said.

Mon 12 Jun 17 from Daily Mail

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Happy Pi Day!

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Fri 14 Mar 14 from Science Now

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