The solutions to Einstein’s equations that describe a spinning black hole won’t blow up, even when poked or prodded.
Surprising as it may sound, 107 years after the introduction of general relativity, the meanings of basic concepts are still being worked out.
Three mathematicians show, for the first time, how to form a square with the same area as a circle by cutting them into interchangeable pieces that can be visualized.
Ana Caraiani seeks to unify mathematics through her work on the ambitious Langlands program.
A pair of researchers has shown that trying to classify groups of numbers called “torsion-free abelian groups” is as hard as it can possibly be.
Jordan Ellenberg enjoys studying — and writing about — the mathematics underlying everyday phenomena.
Researchers have proved a special case of the Erdős-Hajnal conjecture, which shows what happens in graphs that exclude anything resembling a pentagon.
Despite finding no specific examples, researchers have proved the existence of a pervasive kind of prime number so delicate that changing any of its infinite digits renders it composite.
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