Mathematics News

A faster method for multiplying very big numbers

The multiplication of integers is a problem that has kept mathematicians busy since Antiquity. The "Babylonian" method we learn at school requires us to multiply each digit of the first number ...

Fri 12 Apr 19 from

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Pedestrians at crosswalks found to follow the Levy walk process

A team of researchers at the University of Tokyo has found that large numbers of pedestrians meeting in crosswalks tend to follow the Lévy walk process. In their paper published in Journal of ...

Wed 10 Apr 19 from

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Using computers to crack open centuries-old mathematical puzzles

In mathematics, no researcher works in true isolation. Even those who work alone use the theorems and methods of their colleagues and predecessors to develop new ideas.

Wed 3 Apr 19 from

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Understanding stock market returns: Which models fits best?

Understanding stock market returns hinges on understanding their volatility. Two simple but competing models have been dominant for decades: the Heston model, introduced in 1993, and the multiplicative ...

Tue 2 Apr 19 from

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NJIT mathematical sciences professor releases major league baseball predictions

NJIT Mathematical Sciences Professor and Associate Dean Bruce Bukiet has published his model's projections of how the standings should look at the end of Major League Baseball's regular season ...

Thu 28 Mar 19 from

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Abel Prize for maths awarded to woman for first time

The Abel Prize in mathematics was on Tuesday awarded to Karen Uhlenbeck of the United States for her work on partial differential equations, the first woman to win the award, the Norwegian Academy ...

Tue 19 Mar 19 from

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Tesla's new Model Y SUV hits the right note by playing it safe

The ho-hum reaction to Tesla's new electric SUV was - oddly - exactly what the company needed.        

Fri 15 Mar 19 from USA today

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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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