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The Three-Body Problem

Although mathematicians know they can never fully “solve” this centuries-old quandary, tackling smaller pieces of it has yielded some intriguing discoveries

August 8, 2019 — Richard Montgomery

Secrets of the Universe Revealed!

Cornell University applied mathematics professor Steven Strogatz talks about his new book Infinite Powers: How Calculus Reveals the Secrets of the Universe.

May 23, 2019 — Steven Strogatz and Steve Mirsky

Beautiful Math

A new book shows off spectacular works of art inspired by mathematical principles

May 22, 2019 — Josh Fischman

Chemical π

Using the periodic table to memorize that celebrated number

March 14, 2019 — John Conway and The Mathematical Intelligencer

The Entertainer

In praise of Raymond Smullyan: logician, magician, mathematician, puzzlist and philosopher

February 26, 2019 — Jim Henle and The Mathematical Intelligencer

Loopy Particle Math  

Scientists are creating mathematical tools to identify novel particles and phenomena at the world's largest particle accelerator

December 26, 2018 — Matthew von Hippel
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Self-Awareness or Illusion?

Self-Awareness or Illusion?

Solving the “Hard Problem”