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Three physicists stumbled across an unexpected relationship between some of the most ubiquitous objects in math.
New work on the problem of “scissors congruence” explains when it’s possible to slice up one shape and reassemble it as another.
Researchers have discovered a surprising mathematical relationship in the brain’s representations of sensory information, with possible applications to AI research.
A major advance toward solving the 60-year-old sunflower conjecture is shedding light on how order begins to appear as random systems grow in size.
Two monumental works have led many mathematicians to avoid the equal sign. The process has not always gone smoothly.