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Jared Duker Lichtman, 26, has proved a longstanding conjecture relating prime numbers to a broad class of “primitive” sets. To his adviser, it came as a “complete shock.”
Using ideas borrowed from graph theory, two mathematicians have shown that extremely complex surfaces are easy to traverse.
A bit of information theory can help you analyze — and improve — your Wordle game.
“Ribbon concordance” will let mathematicians compare knots by linking them across four-dimensional space.
Mathematical magic can seem like mind reading. Your job is to reveal the secret behind these four tricks.
The famed Navier-Stokes equations can lead to cases where more than one result is possible, but only in an extremely narrow set of situations.
Two young mathematicians have astonished their colleagues with a full proof of the Kahn-Kalai conjecture — a sweeping statement about how structure emerges in random sets and graphs.
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