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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.
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To Live Your Best Life, Do Mathematics

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.
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3-D Fractals Offer Clues to Complex Systems

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.
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Strange Numbers Found in Particle Collisions

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.
Pencils Down: Experiments in Education

Do You Love or Hate Math and Science?

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?
Pencils Down: Experiments in Education

The Art of Teaching Math and Science

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.
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How to Cut Cake Fairly and Finally Eat It Too

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?
Pencils Down: Experiments in Education

Meet the New Math, Unlike the Old Math

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?

The author shows how new mathematical techniques can be used to revitalize a 650-year-old work of art.
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Using Mathematics to Repair a Masterpiece

The author shows how new mathematical techniques can be used to revitalize a 650-year-old work of art.

The physicist-mathematician Miranda Cheng is working to harness a mysterious connection between string theory, algebra and number theory.
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Moonshine Master Toys With String Theory

The physicist-mathematician Miranda Cheng is working to harness a mysterious connection between string theory, algebra and number theory.