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02.02.2017
To better understand how probabilities play out in soccer, researchers have just created a championship where the number of matches tends towards infinity. Could this help explain—and predict—why...
01.23.2017
However objective they may seem, the figures presented in legal cases are sometimes based on a misleading or ill-conceived use of mathematics. The mathematician Leila Schneps explains the phenomenon.
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12.13.2016
Claire Voisin has just been awarded the prestigious Shaw Prize, also known as the 'Nobel of the East,' in mathematical sciences. She had received the 2016 CNRS Gold Medal, France’s highest...
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07.20.2016
Researchers use computers to create the world's longest proof, and solve a mathematical problem that had remained open for 35 years.
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07.18.2016
French mathematicians Hugo Duminil-Copin and Vincent Calvez were awarded prizes by the European Mathematical Society (EMS), whose congress is being held this week in Berlin. Christoph Sorger,...
04.08.2016
The self-taught Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan remains today one of the field’s greatest enigmas. Number theorist and 2014 Fields Medalist Manjul Bhargava shares his insight on his legacy,...