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