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As the role of computers in pure mathematics grows, researchers debate their reliability.
All complex correlated systems, from Arctic melt ponds to the Internet, appear to be governed by the same math as a random matrix.
An infinitesimal advance in the traveling salesman problem breathes new life into the search for improved approximate solutions.
Thirty years after William Thurston articulated a grand mathematical vision, a proof by Ian Agol marks the end of an era in the study of three-dimensional shapes.
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