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# Mathematics

## Latest Articles

### Deep Learning Poised to ‘Blow Up’ Famed Fluid Equations

For centuries, mathematicians have tried to prove that Euler’s fluid equations can produce nonsensical answers. A new approach to machine learning has researchers betting that “blowup” is near.

### The Secrets of Zugzwang in Chess, Math and Pizzas

Learn the magic and math of how to win games when your opponent goes first.

### Untangling Why Knots Are Important

Steven Strogatz explores the mysteries of knots with the mathematicians Colin Adams and Lisa Piccirillo.

### Father-Son Team Solves Geometry Problem With Infinite Folds

The result could help researchers answer a larger question about flattening objects from the fourth dimension to the third dimension.

### In Music and Math, Lillian Pierce Builds Landscapes

Lillian Pierce wants to transform access to the world of mathematics, while making headway on problems that bridge the discrete and continuous.

### What a Math Party Game Tells Us About Graph Theory

Play this simple math game with your friends to gain insights into fundamental principles of graph theory.

### Dennis Sullivan, Uniter of Topology and Chaos, Wins the Abel Prize

The American mathematician invented entire new ways to understand shapes and spaces.

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Deep Curiosity Inspires *The Joy of Why* Podcast

The noted mathematician and author Steven Strogatz explains how the conversations with experts in his new *Quanta Magazine* podcast address his lifelong fascination with timeless mysteries.

### Math’s ‘Oldest Problem Ever’ Gets a New Answer

A new proof significantly strengthens a decades-old result about the ubiquity of ways to represent whole numbers as sums of unit fractions.