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By examining regions shared between some of nature’s most variable genes, malaria researchers are piecing together an understanding of a deadly parasite.
Complex natural systems defy analysis using a standard mathematical toolkit, so one ecologist is throwing out the equations.
Using crowd-sourced and traditional mathematics research, Terence Tao has devised a solution to a long-standing problem posed by the legendary Paul Erdős.
A major advance in computational complexity reveals deep connections between the classes of problems that computers can — and can’t — possibly do.
In the drive to safeguard data from future quantum computers, cryptographers have stumbled upon a thin red line between security and efficiency.
A recent cryptographic breakthrough has proven difficult to put into practice. But new advances show how near-perfect computer security might be surprisingly close at hand.
The mathematician John Horton Conway’s myriad accomplishments — including the Game of Life, sprouts and the surreal numbers — are the product of a mind at play.
For more than 50 years, the mathematician Neil Sloane has curated the authoritative collection of interesting and important integer sequences.
A 115-year effort to bridge the particle and fluid descriptions of nature has led mathematicians to an unexpected answer.
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