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Three mathematicians have resolved a fundamental question about straight paths on the 12-sided Platonic solid.
Representation theory was initially dismissed. Today, it’s central to much of mathematics.
The legendary mathematician, who died on April 11, was curious, colorful and one of the greatest problem-solvers of his generation.
The laws of physics stay the same no matter one’s perspective. Now this idea is allowing computers to detect features in curved and higher-dimensional space.
A close look at fundamental symmetries has exposed hidden patterns in the universe. Physicists think that those same symmetries may also reveal time’s original secret.