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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?
The author shows how new mathematical techniques can be used to revitalize a 650-year-old work of art.
Mathematicians have had a hard time finding commonalities in large groups of random shapes — until recently.
The physicist-mathematician Miranda Cheng is working to harness a mysterious connection between string theory, algebra and number theory.
Researchers have uncovered deep connections among different types of random objects, illuminating hidden geometric structures.
Scientists are exploring a mysterious pattern, found in birds’ eyes, boxes of marbles and other surprising places, that is neither regular nor random.
Peter Scholze is a favorite to win one of the highest honors in mathematics for his contributions in number theory and geometry.
At 28, Peter Scholze is uncovering deep connections between number theory and geometry.
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