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The Hidden Depth in Math's Simple Puzzles

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Mathematician Richard Schwartz explains why he loves problems he can start solving right away, and how computers can help

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How Robot Math and Smartphones Led Researchers to a Drug Discovery Breakthrough

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An algorithm originally designed to help robots move was useful in tackling an entirely different problem

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Roots of Unity Turns 5

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Happy birthday, dear blog!

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Mohamed Omar's Favorite Theorem

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The Harvey Mudd math professor tells us what dessert pairs best with Burnside’s Lemma

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A Few of My Favorite Spaces: The Bicylinder

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Also known as mouhefanggai or the Steinmetz solid, this shape appeared in the first Chinese explorations of the volume of a sphere

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Math at the Met

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Amid the museum’s 2 million works of art lie numerous mathematical curiosities

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Do You Know Your ABCs?

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The mysterious abc conjecture is once again in the news. What is it?

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How to Measure Time Without a Stopwatch

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How can you measure time without using a stopwatch? You could use the movement of the Sun across the sky, watch a pendulum swing, or burn some very special string. Keep on reading to find out how it...

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Cracking the Brain's Enigma Code

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Neuroscientists are taking cues from cryptography to translate brain activity into movements

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An Interview with Yours Truly

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What advice do I have for graduate students? Tl;dr: It's okay to get help

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How Does Geometry Explain the Phases of the Moon?

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What causes the Moon to change phases throughout the month? Why is it sometimes visible only during the day and other times only at night? What’s the relationship between these times and the...

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The Joy of Sexagesimal Floating-Point Arithmetic

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One eighth equals seven and thirty in this strange base 60 world

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Mathematicians Measure Infinities, and Find They're Equal

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Proof rests on a surprising link between infinity size and the complexity of mathematical theories

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Why Is It Important to Study Math?

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What’s the point of learning math? Why is it so important that kids are exposed to mathematical thinking? And what do parents and teachers need to know about learning real math? Keep...

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Mathematical Wave Puzzle Shines Light on the Physics of Electrons

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A mathematician and her collaborators figured out how to predict electrons’ behavior by studying the mathematics of waves

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Emille Davie Lawrence's Favorite Theorem

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Why the University of San Francisco math professor loves the compact surface classification theorem

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A Few of My Favorite Spaces: A 6-Holed Torus

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It all starts with a pentagon...

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How Math Puzzles Help You Plan the Perfect Party

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The right mix of people who already know one another, of boys and girls--Ramsey numbers may hold the answer

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Mathematics World Mourns Maryam Mirzakhani, Only Woman to Win Fields Medal

Added: 24.12.2017 13:46 | 0 views | 0 comments

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The brilliant Stanford professor, killed by breast cancer at 40, worked with shapes unconstrained by the real world

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15 Mathematical Curiosities to Celebrate Marie Curie's 150th Birthday

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Some numerical oddities fall out of this anniversary of the only person to win Nobel prizes in two separate scientific fields

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