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The statistician Donald Richards lives to uncover subtle patterns hiding in real-world data.
Decades after physicists happened upon a stunning mathematical coincidence, researchers are getting close to understanding the link between two seemingly unrelated geometric universes.
What does John Nash’s game theory equilibrium concept look like in Rock-Paper-Scissors?
A simple, step-by-step breakdown of two “perfect” math proofs.
Generations of researchers have pursued his “Langlands program,” which seeks to create a grand unified theory of mathematics.
By 1913, Albert Einstein had nearly completed general relativity. But a simple mistake set him on a tortured, two-year reconsideration of his theory. Today, mathematicians still grapple with the issues he confronted.