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# algebraic geometry

## Latest Articles

### How Mathematical Curves Enable Advanced Communication

A simple geometric idea has been used to power advances in information theory, cryptography and even blockchain technology.

### Old Problem About Mathematical Curves Falls to Young Couple

Eric Larson and Isabel Vogt have solved the interpolation problem — a centuries-old question about some of the most basic objects in geometry. Some credit goes to the chalkboard in their living room.

### He Dropped Out to Become a Poet. Now He’s Won a Fields Medal.

June Huh wasn’t interested in mathematics until a chance encounter during his sixth year of college. Now his profound insights connecting combinatorics and geometry have led to math’s highest honor.

### New Shape Opens ‘Wormhole’ Between Numbers and Geometry

Laurent Fargues and Peter Scholze have found a new, more powerful way of connecting number theory and geometry as part of the sweeping Langlands program.

### A Mathematician’s Unanticipated Journey Through the Physical World

Lauren Williams has charted an adventurous mathematical career out of the pieces of a fundamental object called the positive Grassmannian.

### Conducting the Mathematical Orchestra From the Middle

Emily Riehl is rewriting the foundations of higher category theory while also working to make mathematics more inclusive.

### Mathematicians Will Never Stop Proving the Prime Number Theorem

Why do mathematicians enjoy proving the same results in different ways?

### The Map of Mathematics

Explore our surprisingly simple, absurdly ambitious and necessarily incomplete guide to the boundless mathematical universe.

### Mathematicians Cut Apart Shapes to Find Pieces of Equations

New work on the problem of “scissors congruence” explains when it’s possible to slice up one shape and reassemble it as another.