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Abel Prize: Avi Wigderson, László Lovász Win for Work That Bridged Math and Computer Science
Avi Wigderson and László Lovász will share the annual prize that aims to be something like...

The Lasting Lessons of John Conway’s Game of Life
Fifty years on, the mathematician’s best known (and, to him, least favorite) creation confirms that “uncertainty...

Can a Computer Devise a Theory of Everything?
It might be possible, physicists say, but not anytime soon. And there’s no guarantee that we...

A Hopeful Forecast: More Accurate LongTerm Weather Predictions
Improving technology could make it possible to better anticipate weather conditions weeks in advance, especially in...

John Horton Conway, a ‘Magical Genius’ in Math, Dies at 82
He made profound contributions to number theory, coding theory, probability theory, topology, algebra and more —...

Abel Prize in Mathematics Shared by 2 Trailblazers of Probability and Dynamics
Hillel Furstenberg, 84, and Gregory Margulis, 74, both retired professors, share the mathematics equivalent of a...

This Professor’s ‘Amazing’ Trick Makes Quadratic Equations Easier
Looking for the answers to ax² + bx + c = 0? A mathematician has rediscovered...

How Many Triangles Are There? Here’s How to Solve the Puzzle
Counting will get you nowhere. Try a little combinatorics instead.

The Math Equation That Tried to Stump the Internet
Sometimes BODMAS is just PEMDAS by another name. And no, the answer is not 100.

Britain’s £50 Note Will Honor Computing Pioneer Alan Turing
During his lifetime, the mathematician and computer pioneer’s reputation was overshadowed by a conviction under Britain’s...