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Mathematicians used “magic functions” to prove that two highly symmetric lattices solve a myriad of problems in eight- and 24-dimensional space.
Quantum computers can’t selectively forget information. A new algorithm for multiplication shows a way around that problem.
By chopping up large numbers into smaller ones, researchers have rewritten a fundamental mathematical speed limit.
In a world seemingly filled with chaos, physicists have discovered new forms of synchronization and are learning how to predict and control them.
Just how fast can the fastest human run? This adapted book excerpt from Infinite Powers reveals how calculus helps us investigate the nature of motion and change.
All descriptions of change are a unique blend of chance and determinism, according to the sweeping mathematical proof of the “weak Pinsker conjecture.”