The universe of problems that a computer can check has grown. The researchers’ secret ingredient? Quantum entanglement.
Quantum computers can’t selectively forget information. A new algorithm for multiplication shows a way around that problem.
By chopping up large numbers into smaller ones, researchers have rewritten a fundamental mathematical speed limit.
All descriptions of change are a unique blend of chance and determinism, according to the sweeping mathematical proof of the “weak Pinsker conjecture.”
A two-player game can reveal whether the universe has an infinite amount of complexity.
Recent progress on the “sum product” problem recalls a celebrated mathematical result that revealed the power of miniature number systems.