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Physicists have identified an algebraic structure underlying the messy mathematics of particle collisions. Some hope it will lead to a more elegant theory of the natural world.
Two mathematicians have proved the first leg of Paul Erdős’ all-time favorite problem about number patterns.
Symplectic geometry is a relatively new field with implications for much of modern mathematics. Here’s what it’s all about.
Why do mathematicians enjoy proving the same results in different ways?
How to safely reopen offices, schools and other public spaces while keeping people six feet apart comes down to a question mathematicians have been studying for centuries.