The physicist-mathematician Miranda Cheng is working to harness a mysterious connection between string theory, algebra and number theory.
Researchers have uncovered deep connections among different types of random objects, illuminating hidden geometric structures.
Scientists are exploring a mysterious pattern, found in birds’ eyes, boxes of marbles and other surprising places, that is neither regular nor random.
At 28, Peter Scholze is uncovering deep connections between number theory and geometry.
A new series of papers has settled a long-standing question related to the popular game in which players seek patterned sets of three cards.
A surprising new proof is helping to connect the mathematics of infinity to the physical world.
Greatness was always expected of Ken Ono. But as he struggled with his parents’ expectations, he found solace and inspiration in the life of two-time college dropout — and mathematical genius — Srinivasa Ramanujan, the subject of the film The Man Who Knew Infinity.
The Ukrainian mathematician Maryna Viazovska has solved the centuries-old sphere-packing problem in dimensions eight and 24.
A previously unnoticed property of prime numbers seems to violate a longstanding assumption about how they behave.
At 86, Britain’s preeminent mathematical matchmaker is still tackling the big questions and dreaming of a union between the quantum and the gravitational forces.