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Mathematicians have figured out how to expand the reach of a mysterious bridge connecting two distant continents in the mathematical world.
Finding the best way to approximate the ever-elusive irrational numbers pits the infinitely large against the infinitely small.
Mathematicians and computer scientists made big progress in number theory, graph theory, machine learning and quantum computing, even as they reexamined our fundamental understanding of mathematics and neural networks.
Mathematicians regard the Collatz conjecture as a quagmire and warn each other to stay away. But now Terence Tao has made more progress than anyone in decades.
We finally know how big a set of numbers can get before it has to contain a pattern known as a “polynomial progression.”
The twin primes conjecture is one of the most important and difficult questions in mathematics. Two mathematicians have solved a parallel version of the problem for small number systems.
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