For centuries, mathematicians tried to solve problems by adding new values to the usual numbers. Now they’re investigating the unintended consequences of that tinkering.
For Sylvia Serfaty, mathematics is all about truth and beauty and building scientific and human connections.
When two mathematicians raised pointed questions about a classic proof that no one really understood, they ignited a years-long debate about how much could be trusted in a new kind of geometry.
The ancient Greeks argued that the best life was filled with beauty, truth, justice, play and love. The mathematician Francis Su knows just where to find them.
By folding fractals into 3-D objects, a mathematical duo hopes to gain new insight into simple equations.
An unexpected connection has emerged between the results of physics experiments and an important, seemingly unrelated set of numbers in pure mathematics.
Quanta Magazine invites readers to share about their early math and science learning experiences and to explore the interactive survey results.
The impasse in math and science instruction runs deeper than test scores or the latest educational theory. What can we learn from the best teachers on the front lines?
Computer scientists have come up with a bounded algorithm that can fairly divide a cake among any number of people.
The latest effort to overhaul math and science education offers a fundamental rethinking of the basic structure of knowledge. But will it be given time to work?