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New work on the problem of “scissors congruence” explains when it’s possible to slice up one shape and reassemble it as another.
In math, sometimes the most common things are the hardest to find.
Greatness was always expected of Ken Ono. But as he struggled with his parents’ expectations, he found solace and inspiration in the life of two-time college dropout — and mathematical genius — Srinivasa Ramanujan, the subject of the film The Man Who Knew Infinity.