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One of the strangest results in mathematics explains how it’s possible to turn one sphere into two identical copies, simply by rearranging its pieces.

For 50 years, mathematicians have believed that the total number of real numbers is unknowable. A new proof suggests otherwise.

For almost a century, the anonymous members of Nicolas Bourbaki have written books intended as pure expressions of mathematical thought.

A small community of mathematicians is using a software program called Lean to build a new digital repository. They hope it represents the future of their field.

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

His incompleteness theorems destroyed the search for a mathematical theory of everything. Nearly a century later, we’re still coming to grips with the consequences.

The laws of physics imply that the passage of time is an illusion. To avoid this conclusion, we might have to rethink the reality of infinitely precise numbers.

Two monumental works have led many mathematicians to avoid the equal sign. The process has not always gone smoothly.

Decades after the landmark proof of Fermat’s Last Theorem, ideas abound for how to make it even more reliable. But such efforts reflect a deep misunderstanding of what makes the proof so important.

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