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When a crystallographer treated prime numbers as a system of particles, the resulting diffraction pattern created a new view of existing conjectures in number theory.
The latest in a new series of proofs brings theoretical computer scientists within striking distance of one of the great conjectures of their discipline.
By making the first progress on the “chromatic number of the plane” problem in over 60 years, an anti-aging pundit has achieved mathematical immortality.
The statistician Donald Richards lives to uncover subtle patterns hiding in real-world data.
Decades after physicists happened upon a stunning mathematical coincidence, researchers are getting close to understanding the link between two seemingly unrelated geometric universes.
What does John Nash’s game theory equilibrium concept look like in Rock-Paper-Scissors?
A simple, step-by-step breakdown of two “perfect” math proofs.
Generations of researchers have pursued his “Langlands program,” which seeks to create a grand unified theory of mathematics.