Trailblazing mathematician Karen Uhlenbeck from the University of Texas at Austin has been awarded the 2019 Abel…

Using a computer powered by an off-the-shelf Intel Core i5-6600 processor, a FedEx employee from Tennessee has…

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Mathematicians have discovered a surprising pattern in the expression of prime numbers, revealing a previously…

Rumors are swirling that Opeyemi Enoch, a professor from the Federal University of Oye Ekiti in Nigeria, has solved…

Calculus: A word that triggers involuntary fear spasms in the best of us. But the days of slogging through tedious…

It appears that the standard tools used to identify chaotic signatures might be missing lots of hidden chaos —…

Until recently, there were just 14 known convex pentagons (nonregular, five-sided shapes with outward-pointing…

Here’s a fantastic exercise in thinking about thinking: *The Upshot* at the *NYT* is hosting an interactive puzzle that…

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‘They will never make a movie about him. He doesn’t have a troubled life. He has a family, and they seem happy, and he’s usually smiling.’’ A student describes the “super normal” Terry Tao, one of the world’s greatest mathematicians, in a recent *NYT Mag* longread, which, ICYMI, is outstanding. Read it here.

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The following “opportunity” appears in a survey posted on a University of Maryland domain. We don’t know what class…

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I’ve come to believe that mathematics, as an investigative science, as a practical discipline and as a creative art,…