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A group of MIT undergraduates is searching for tetrahedra that tile space, the latest effort in a millennia-long inquiry. They’ve already made a new discovery.
Four mathematicians have cataloged all the tetrahedra with rational angles, resolving a question about basic geometric shapes using techniques from number theory.
In the fight against COVID-19, disease modelers have struggled against misunderstanding and misuse of their work. They have also come to realize how unready the state of modeling was for this pandemic.
Two teams found different ways for quantum computers to process nonlinear systems by first disguising them as linear ones.
A number theorist recalls his first encounter with the Riemann hypothesis and breaks down the math in a new Quanta video.