Researchers make significant progress toward proving a critical mathematical test of the theory of general relativity
New algorithms show how very simple robots can be made to work together as a group
Mathematician Richard Schwartz explains why he loves problems he can start solving right away, and how computers can help
Proof rests on a surprising link between infinity size and the complexity of mathematical theories
A mathematician and her collaborators figured out how to predict electrons’ behavior by studying the mathematics of waves
For centuries mathematicians tried to solve problems by adding new values to the usual numbers. Now they’re investigating the unintended consequences of that tinkering
The physicist Subir Sachdev borrows tools from string theory to understand the puzzling behavior of superconductors
A new technique for finding and characterizing microbes has boosted the number of known bacteria by almost 50 percent, revealing a hidden world all around us.