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Through exacting geometric calculations, Philip Gibbs has found the smallest known cover for any possible shape.
In math, sometimes the most common things are the hardest to find.
The 30-year-old math sensation Peter Scholze is now one of the youngest Fields medalists for “the revolution that he launched in arithmetic geometry.”
Decades after physicists happened upon a stunning mathematical coincidence, researchers are getting close to understanding the link between two seemingly unrelated geometric universes.