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While locked down due to COVID-19, Joshua Greene and Andrew Lobb figured out how to prove a version of the “rectangular peg problem.”

Mathematicians typically appreciate either generic or exceptional beauty in their work, but one type is more useful in describing the universe.

Vesselin Dimitrov’s proof of the Schinzel-Zassenhaus conjecture quantifies the way special values of polynomials push each other apart.

The legendary mathematician, who died on April 11, was curious, colorful and one of the greatest problem-solvers of his generation.

When 50 mathematicians spend a week in the woods, there’s no telling what will happen. And that’s the point.

In our mind’s eye, the universe seems to go on forever. But using geometry we can explore a variety of three-dimensional shapes that offer alternatives to “ordinary” infinite space.

Mathematicians have studied knots for centuries, but a new material is showing why some knots are better than others.

No one knows how to find the smallest shape that can cover all other shapes of a certain width. But high school geometry is getting us closer to an answer.

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

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