The French mathematician Yves Meyer, a self-described “nomad” who has made deep contributions to the many subfields through which he has roamed over the past half-century, received the 2017 Abel Prize today in a ceremony in Oslo, Norway.
Top women in mathematics and physics discuss how they got to where they are — and why there aren’t more of them.
19th century mathematicians thought the “roots of unity” were the key to solving Fermat’s Last Theorem. Then they discovered a fatal flaw.
The circadian clock is in nearly every cell, and researchers have untangled many of its secrets. But sleep has been harder to pin down.
The simple Möbius strip illustrates a deep mathematical challenge that has long tormented the field of symplectic geometry.
Just five days after posting a retraction, László Babai announced that he had fixed the error in his landmark graph isomorphism algorithm.
The ancient study of an object’s curvature is guiding mathematicians toward a new understanding of simple equations.
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