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Solve this variation of Thomas Kirkman’s famous 1850 puzzle by arranging girls in walking groups. And think fast — the clock is ticking.
Imagine the fabric of space-time peeled back layer by layer.
Two years ago, Yitang Zhang was virtually unknown. Now his surprise solution to a major problem in number theory has catapulted him to mathematical stardom. Where does he go from here?
Subhash Khot’s bold conjecture is helping mathematicians explore the precise limits of computation.
Artur Avila’s solutions to ubiquitous problems in chaos theory have “changed the face of the field,” earning him Brazil’s first Fields Medal.
A conversation with the mathematical physicist Freeman Dyson on quantum electrodynamics, climate change and his latest pet project.
As science dives headlong into an ocean of data, the demands of large-scale interdisciplinary collaborations are growing increasingly acute.
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