A daring speculation offers a potential way forward in one of the great unsolved problems of mathematics: the behavior of the Navier-Stokes equations for fluid flow.
In a watershed moment for cryptography, computer scientists have proposed a solution to a fundamental problem called “program obfuscation.”
Working on the centuries-old twin primes conjecture, two solitary researchers and a massive collaboration have made enormous advances over the last six months.
How do you know if a quantum computer is doing what it claims? A new protocol offers a possible solution and a boost to quantum cryptography.
Two young mathematicians are illuminating a frontier in the study of rational solutions to polynomial equations: the cubics.
A virtually unknown researcher has made a great advance in one of mathematics’ oldest problems, the twin primes conjecture.
A new collection of arresting wallpaper designs seems to defy the crystallographic restriction.
An infinitesimal advance in the traveling salesman problem breathes new life into the search for improved approximate solutions.
A mathematical technique called “differential privacy” gives researchers access to vast repositories of personal data while meeting a high standard for privacy protection.
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