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## Latest Articles

### New Quantum Algorithms Finally Crack Nonlinear Equations

Two teams found different ways for quantum computers to process nonlinear systems by first disguising them as linear ones.

### The Computer Scientist Who Shrinks Big Data

Jelani Nelson designs clever algorithms that only have to remember slivers of massive data sets. He also teaches kids in Ethiopia how to code.

### Computer Scientists Break Traveling Salesperson Record

After 44 years, there’s finally a better way to find approximate solutions to the notoriously difficult traveling salesperson problem.

### A New Algorithm for Graph Crossings, Hiding in Plain Sight

Two computer scientists found — in the unlikeliest of places — just the idea they needed to make a big leap in graph theory.

### Computer Scientists Attempt to Corner the Collatz Conjecture

A powerful technique called SAT solving could work on the notorious Collatz conjecture. But it’s a long shot.

### Computer Search Settles 90-Year-Old Math Problem

By translating Keller’s conjecture into a computer-friendly search for a type of graph, researchers have finally resolved a problem about covering spaces with tiles.

### How and Why Computers Roll Loaded Dice

Researchers are one step closer to injecting probability into deterministic machines.

### Landmark Computer Science Proof Cascades Through Physics and Math

Computer scientists established a new boundary on computationally verifiable knowledge. In doing so, they solved major open problems in quantum mechanics and pure mathematics.

### The Architect of Modern Algorithms

Barbara Liskov pioneered the modern approach to writing code. She warns that the challenges facing computer science today can’t be overcome with good design alone.