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To efficiently analyze a firehose of data, scientists first have to break big numbers into bits.
Voevodsky’s friends remember him as constitutionally unable to compromise on the truth — a quality that led him to produce some of the most important mathematics of the 20th century.
A type of symmetry so unusual that it was called a “pariah” turns out to have deep connections to number theory.
Two mathematicians have proved that two different infinities are equal in size, settling a long-standing question. Their proof rests on a surprising link between the sizes of infinities and the complexity of mathematical theories.
To tell truth from fiction, start with quantitative thinking, argues the mathematician Rebecca Goldin.