When divvying something up, there’s more than one way to define what’s fair.
Computer scientists have come up with a bounded algorithm that can fairly divide a cake among any number of people.
At 28, Peter Scholze is uncovering deep connections between number theory and geometry.
A new series of papers has settled a long-standing question related to the popular game in which players seek patterned sets of three cards.
The Ukrainian mathematician Maryna Viazovska has solved the centuries-old sphere-packing problem in dimensions eight and 24.
A previously unnoticed property of prime numbers seems to violate a long-standing assumption about how they behave.
Computer scientists are abuzz over a fast new algorithm for solving one of the central problems in the field.
Three computer scientists have solved a problem central to a dozen far-flung mathematical fields.
Using crowd-sourced and traditional mathematics research, Terence Tao has devised a solution to a long-standing problem posed by the legendary Paul Erdős.
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