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WIRED
March 24, 2018
“You don't have to believe in God, but you should believe in The Book,” Erdős explained to other mathematicians. In 1994, during conversations with Erdős at the Oberwolfach Research Institute for Mathematics in Germany, the mathematician Martin Aigner came up with an idea: Why not actually try toÃâÃÂ ...
SIU News
March 15, 2018
CARBONDALE, Ill. – Young mathematicians from two states will once again travel to Southern Illinois University Carbondale for day of competitions, comradery and achievement. The annual Math Field Day competition is set for Tuesday, March 20, at the SIU Arena. Organizers expect students from aboutÃâÃÂ ...
The Good Men Project (blog)
March 14, 2018
When I was teaching mathematics in the 90s, before the internet, I had a book of “women mathematicians.” This was helpful for sharing inspirational stories with my middle school students, but there were just six women in this short book. These days, we have the internet – and more stories about women inÃâÃÂ ...
Business Insider
March 14, 2018
In the nineteenth century, mathematicians proved the Prime Number Theorem. Given some large natural number, the theorem gives a rough estimate for how many numbers smaller than the given number are prime. Primes get rarer among larger numbers according to a particular approximate formula.
Independent.ie
March 14, 2018
Some mathematicians argue that tau makes life simpler because in a circle, pi represents the ratio between circumference and diameter, which can make calculations a little confusing. This is because most mathematical calculations use the radius (half the diameter) to describe circles. Take for example, aÃâÃÂ ...
Alabama Public Radio
March 9, 2018
“Hidden Figures” has an extended and explanatory subtitle: "The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race." The life stories of these black women were so immediately compelling the movie was produced about simultaneously with theÃâÃÂ ...
The Nation Newspaper
March 8, 2018
Mathematicians have decried the absence of mathematics laboratories in primary and secondary schools as well as polytechnics and universities. Dr Sunday Adeniran, President, Mathematical Association of Nigeria (MAN), accused the government ofbeing lackadaisical towards the teaching and learningÃâÃÂ ...
Quanta Magazine
March 8, 2018
Over the last year, however, mathematicians have brought the mathematics of general relativity into sharper focus. Two groups have come up with proofs related to an important problem in general relativity called the black hole stability conjecture. Their work proves that Einstein's equations match a physicalÃâÃÂ ...
Science Magazine
March 8, 2018
Dissatisfaction with the European Union is on the rise, as Sunday's elections in Italy showed. Now, even some mathematicians are mad at Brussels. In a paper uploaded recently to the arXiv server, Friedrich Pukelsheim of the University of Augsburg in Germany and Geoffrey Grimmett of the University ofÃâÃÂ ...
Times Higher Education (THE)
March 8, 2018
The LondonParis Number Theory Seminar held its 22nd meeting last June, in London. It had come a long way in the 11 years since I founded it – alongside a handful of colleagues from the two capitals – as a way to do something useful with a French research grant. The idea in 2006 had been to cover theÃâÃÂ ...
Express.co.uk
March 7, 2018
STEPHEN Hawking's view that the universe started with a huge Big Bang has been disproved by a team of mathematicians. Hawking's view of the universe relies on the concept of 'singularities' – where conditions are so extreme that the laws of physics simply break down, making any meaningful scientificÃâÃÂ ...
Fairfield Daily Republic
March 6, 2018
Lovelace is one of many women mathematicians we should appreciate all year long, not just during Women's History Month. Thanks to last year's excellent film, “Hidden Figures,” we know the story of Katherine Johnson, one of three AfricanAmerican math whizzes essential to launching astronaut JohnÃâÃÂ ...
Nibletz
March 6, 2018
gizmosexplorelearningcue18top Spring CUE 2018 Preview: Gizmos Turn Students Into CUE 18 Preview: Over 400 math and science gizmos, easy to use, teach and learn simulations, turn students into scientists and mathematicians. You may not know the name Explore Learning but if you're a 3rd gradeÃâÃÂ ...
Fairfield Daily Republic
March 6, 2018
Lovelace is one of many women mathematicians we should appreciate all year long, not just during Women's History Month. Thanks to last year's excellent film, “Hidden Figures,” we know the story of Katherine Johnson, one of three AfricanAmerican math whizzes essential to launching astronaut JohnÃâÃÂ ...
Phys.Org
March 5, 2018
This approximation, often used by astronomers, is based upon equations developed by the 18thcentury mathematicians JosephLouis Lagrange and PierreSimon Laplace. Within the framework of these equations, the individual particles and pebbles on each particular orbital trajectory are mathematicallyÃâÃÂ ...
Q Costa Rica News
March 5, 2018
Brazilian mathematicians considering humanity's chances of surviving a zombie uprising have calculated that to have any sort of shot, civilians would need help from a fairly large standing army. Their estimates led them to a surprising conclusion. According to the researchers' standard model, whichÃâÃÂ ...
Times of India
February 18, 2018
While aesthetics in art or music besides the opposite sex are what people usually appreciate, or relate to as being beautiful, Zeki said mathematicians used emotive terms to describe a formula's aesthetic value. Zeki said he was inspired by the Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan to probe thisÃâÃÂ ...
Telegraph.co.uk
February 14, 2018
On Wednesday the Government announced more details about the new times table check that it is introducing for primary school children. This summer some schools will trial it with their Year 4 students, and then next summer all schools will be able to take part on a voluntary basis, before it becomesÃâÃÂ ...
UChicago News
February 13, 2018
University of Chicago mathematicians Alexander Beilinson and Vladimir Drinfeld have been awarded the prestigious Wolf Prize for Mathematics “for their groundbreaking work in algebraic geometry, representation theory and mathematical physics.” Awarded by the Israeli Wolf Foundation, the prize honorsÃâÃÂ ...
Phys.Org
February 6, 2018
The core team involves distinguished mathematicians such as Adrian Ocneanu, a visiting professor this year at Harvard, Vaughan Jones, and Alina Vdovina. As important are rising stars who have come to Harvard from around the world, including Jinsong Wu from the Harbin Institute of Technology andÃâÃÂ ...
Phys.Org
December 31, 1999
This map shows a shifting kaleidoscope of partisan advantage, for US Congressional voting districts, since 1972. The size of each state is adjusted according to its number of seats in 2012. "The 2003 Texas redistricting is striking," notes …more. In 1812, the governor of Massachusetts, Elbridge Gerry,ÃâÃÂ ...
BBC News
December 31, 1999
There was a time, not so long ago, when calculators were spurned as the handmaid of the lazy maths student. But according to the latest research, far from hindering young maths pupils, these little magic boxes actually aid them with their arithmetic skills. Academics for the Education EndowmentÃâÃÂ ...
University of Bristol
December 31, 1999
"These early career engineers, mathematicians and scientists are the architects of our future and STEM for BRITAIN is politicians' best opportunity to meet them and understand their work." Judged by leading academics, the gold medalist receives ÃâÃÂ£2,000, while silver and bronze receive ÃâÃÂ£1,250 and ÃâÃÂ£750ÃâÃÂ ...
IIT Today
December 31, 1999
This program is sponsored by the International Union of Mathematicians (IMU) and is supported by a grant from the Niels Henrik Abel Board, the same board who awards the prestigious Abel Prize in Mathematics. It is designed to offer postdoctoral mathematicians who are based in developing countriesÃâÃÂ ...
PLoS Blogs (blog)
December 31, 1999
On 26 January 1969 in New Orleans, 17 AfricanAmerican mathematicians gathered at the annual national mathematical meeting. They wanted to join forces to promote mathematics in their communities, and to improve excellence and opportunities for scholars in mathematical science. One of themÃâÃÂ ...

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