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.
For more than 50 years, the mathematician Neil Sloane has curated the authoritative collection of interesting and important integer sequences.
A 150-year-old conundrum about how to group people has been solved, but many puzzles remain.
A mathematician who has analyzed card shuffling for decades is tackling one final nemesis: “smooshing.”
Researchers are on the trail of a mysterious connection between number theory, algebra and string theory.
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