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When two mathematicians raised pointed questions about a classic proof that no one really understood, they ignited a years-long debate about how much could be trusted in a new kind of geometry.
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A Fight to Fix Geometry’s Foundations

When two mathematicians raised pointed questions about a classic proof that no one really understood, they ignited a years-long debate about how much could be trusted in a new kind of geometry.

Computer scientists can prove certain programs to be error-free with the same certainty that mathematicians prove theorems.
computer security

Hacker-Proof Code Confirmed

Computer scientists can prove certain programs to be error-free with the same certainty that mathematicians prove theorems.

The physical nature of computers might reveal deep truths about their uniquely powerful abstract abilities.
Quantized Columns

The Physical Origin of Universal Computing

The physical nature of computers might reveal deep truths about their uniquely powerful abstract abilities.

Computers can translate French and prove mathematical theorems. But can they make deep conceptual insights into the way the world works?
Quantized Columns

The Rise of Computer-Aided Explanation

Computers can translate French and prove mathematical theorems. But can they make deep conceptual insights into the way the world works?

When a legendary mathematician found a mistake in his own work, he embarked on a computer-aided quest to eliminate human error. To succeed, he has to rewrite the century-old rules underlying all of mathematics.
Mathematics

Will Computers Redefine the Roots of Math?

When a legendary mathematician found a mistake in his own work, he embarked on a computer-aided quest to eliminate human error. To succeed, he has to rewrite the century-old rules underlying all of mathematics.

As the role of computers in pure mathematics grows, researchers debate their reliability.
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In Computers We Trust?

As the role of computers in pure mathematics grows, researchers debate their reliability.