The full picture of quantum field theory has long eluded physicists. Calling in mathematicians will have profound consequences for both fields.
A community of mathematicians is using software called Lean to build a new digital repository. They hope it represents where their field is headed next.
By translating Ott-Heinrich Keller’s conjecture into a computer-friendly search, researchers confirmed a conjecture about seven-dimensional space.
When will a disease stop spreading through a population? The formula is simple, but the variables are much more complicated.
The rectangular peg problem asks a seemingly simple question: Does a closed loop include the corners of every kind of rectangle?
Conway, who passed away on April 11, was known for his rapid computation, his playful approach, and solving problems with “his own bare hands.”
An advance in our understanding of quantum computing offers stunning solutions to problems that have long puzzled mathematicians and physicists.