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Ronald Rivest helped come up with the RSA algorithm, which safeguards online commerce. Now he’s hoping to make democratic elections more trustworthy.
Finding the best way to approximate the ever-elusive irrational numbers pits the infinitely large against the infinitely small.
Computer scientists established a new boundary on computationally verifiable knowledge. In doing so, they solved major open problems in quantum mechanics and pure mathematics.
Mathematicians have studied knots for centuries, but a new material is showing why some knots are better than others.