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<p>Juggling has advanced enormously in recent decades, thanks in part to the mathematical study of possible patterns.</p>
Abstractions blog

The Mathematics of Juggling

Juggling has advanced enormously in recent decades, thanks in part to the mathematical study of possible patterns.

<p>There’s more than one good way to bring order to our unruly, seemingly arbitrary calendar.</p>
insights puzzle

Solution: ‘Friday the 13th’

There’s more than one good way to bring order to our unruly, seemingly arbitrary calendar.

<p>To avoid garbled messages, mathematicians might translate them into geometric form.</p>
Abstractions blog

How to Use a Sphere to Talk to Mars

To avoid garbled messages, mathematicians might translate them into geometric form.

<p>Equiangular lines are an elemental part of geometry. Mathematicians have discovered a tighter limit on the number of such lines that exist in every dimension.</p>
geometry

A New Path to Equal-Angle Lines

Equiangular lines are an elemental part of geometry. Mathematicians have discovered a tighter limit on the number of such lines that exist in every dimension.

<p>How our society defines years, months and weeks can seem frustratingly arbitrary. Can you bring order to our unruly calendar?</p>
insights puzzle

Is It Friday the 13th Again?

How our society defines years, months and weeks can seem frustratingly arbitrary. Can you bring order to our unruly calendar?

<p>Physicists are attempting to map the distribution of the prime numbers to the energy levels of a particular quantum system.</p>
Abstractions blog

Physicists Attack Math’s $1,000,000 Question

Physicists are attempting to map the distribution of the prime numbers to the energy levels of a particular quantum system.

<p>Powerful new quantitative tools are now available to combat partisan bias in the drawing of voting districts.</p>
applied math

How to Quantify (and Fight) Gerrymandering

Powerful new quantitative tools are now available to combat partisan bias in the drawing of voting districts.

<p>In order to fully understand the quantum world, we may have to develop a new realm of mathematics.</p>
Quantized Columns

Quantum Questions Inspire New Math

In order to fully understand the quantum world, we may have to develop a new realm of mathematics.

<p>When a German retiree proved a famous long-standing mathematical conjecture, the response was underwhelming.</p>
statistics

A Long-Sought Proof, Found and Almost Lost

When a German retiree proved a famous long-standing mathematical conjecture, the response was underwhelming.