Computer scientists are trying to build an AI system that can win a gold medal at the world’s premier math competition.
A powerful technique called SAT solving could work on the notorious Collatz conjecture. But it’s a long shot.
Symplectic geometry is a relatively new field with implications for much of modern mathematics. Here’s what it’s all about.
While locked down due to COVID-19, Joshua Greene and Andrew Lobb figured out how to prove a version of the “rectangular peg problem.”
Representation theory was initially dismissed. Today, it’s central to much of mathematics.
Mathematicians try to figure out when problems can be solved using current knowledge — and when they have to chart a new path instead.
Vesselin Dimitrov’s proof of the Schinzel-Zassenhaus conjecture quantifies the way special values of polynomials push each other apart.