An advance in our understanding of quantum computing offers stunning solutions to problems that have long puzzled mathematicians and physicists.
By exploiting randomness, mathematicians have proved an elegant law that underlies the motion of rushing rivers and other chaotic fluids.
Tao has made huge progress on the Collatz conjecture, a simple-seeming puzzle that has bedeviled hapless mathematicians for decades.
Many of them avoid the equal sign, hoping to promote a looser relationship of “equivalence” instead. It’s been controversial.
The twin primes conjecture has bedeviled mathematicians for more than a century. Now there’s a solution for one version of it.
The first anatomically correct model of the visual cortex seeks to capture how the brain sees the world.
The ancient Greeks wondered when irrational numbers, like pi, can be represented with fractions. Two mathematicians now have a complete answer.
A new experiment showed for the first time that quantum messages can indeed be speedier than what’s seen in regular computing.
A new proof resolves Zimmer’s conjecture, which has to do with what symmetries can exist in geometric spaces.
Researchers make significant progress toward proving a critical mathematical test of the theory of general relativity
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