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Mathematicians who unravelled computational complexity win Abel prize
By Timothy Revell László Lovász (left) and Avi Wigderson (right) have been awarded the Abel prizeLászló...

Lovász and Wigderson Win Abel Prize for Bridging Math and Computer Science
Continue reading the main storyAvi Wigderson and László Lovász will share the annual prize that aims...

Triangulating Math, Mozart and ‘MobyDick’
Dr. Sarah Hart, professor of geometry at Gresham College in London, holds the oldest mathematical chair...

Pi from High School Maths
Warning: I don’t think the stuff in this post has any direct practical application by itself...

Is Mathematics Real? (2020)
While filming herself getting ready for work recently, TikTok user @gracie.ham reached deep into the ancient...

The NASA Engineer Who’s a Mathematician at Heart
Christine Darden reads an engineering book at her home in Hampton, Virginia. As a NASA engineer,...

Three Mathematicians We Lost in 2020
Life in the real world is complicated. It’s much simpler on the computer. As the Game...

Mathematicians Probe Unsolved Hilbert Polynomial Problem
Success is rare in math. Just ask Benson Farb. “The hard part about math is that...

The Crooked Geometry of Round Trips
Have you ever wondered what life would be like if Earth weren’t shaped like a sphere?...

Principle of Maximum Entropy
The principle of maximum entropy states that the probability distribution which best represents the current state...

The Lasting Lessons of John Conway’s Game of Life
“Life in Life,” from a short documentary on the Game of Life by Alan Zucconi, a...

The Lasting Lessons of John Conway’s Game of Life
An animation by Alan Zucconi, showing how John Horton Conway’s “game of life” is “life within...