## The Mathematics of (Hacking) Passwords

The science and art of password setting and cracking continues to evolve, as does the war between password users and abusers

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The science and art of password setting and cracking continues to evolve, as does the war between password users and abusers

April 12, 2019 — Jean-Paul Delahaye

The sum of squares

April 9, 2019 — Bikash Chakraborty and The Mathematical Intelligencer

The story of a differential equation and a medical breakthrough

April 4, 2019 — Steven Strogatz

Stemming from the “F-theory” branch of string theory, each solution replicates key features of the standard model of particle physics

March 28, 2019 — Anil Ananthaswamy

The first female winner of the prestigious Abel Prize shares details of life as a mathematician

March 27, 2019 — Clara Moskowitz

Abel-prize winner Karen Keskulla Uhlenbeck built bridges between analysis, geometry and physics

March 20, 2019 — Davide Castelvecchi and Nature magazine

Using the periodic table to memorize that celebrated number

March 14, 2019 — John Conway and The Mathematical Intelligencer

A new model suggests smashing killer space rocks with insufficient force could let gravity pull the pieces back together. Christopher Intagliata reports.

March 12, 2019 — Christopher Intagliata

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

February 26, 2019 — Jim Henle and The Mathematical Intelligencer

Biologists and computers scientists team up to create a census of animal populations

January 2, 2019 — Debbie Ponchner

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

December 26, 2018 — Matthew von Hippel

A scientist leverages big data to pin down precepts that extend beyond the self-help aisle

December 18, 2018 — David Noonan

A Neruda masterpiece—and a bi-exponential curve—define the dynamics of the fast then slow fade of our greatest collective sorrows and joys

December 13, 2018 — Gary Stix

By analyzing the network connections between 47,000 films on IMDb, researchers found the most influential films ever made. Christopher Intagliata reports.

December 5, 2018 — Christopher Intagliata

Scientists have created a “map” of odor molecules, which could ultimately be used to predict new scent combinations

December 1, 2018 — Stephen Ornes

We can prove things in math, but does that mean they’re true?

November 9, 2018 — James Robert Brown and The Mathematical Intelligencer

Mathematicians are developing statistical forensics to identify districts that disenfranchise voters

October 30, 2018 — Moon Duchin

Scoring streaks have long fascinated sports professionals and researchers, yet they are not close to consensus on the right way to think about the issue

October 18, 2018 — Alon Daks, Nishant Desai, Lisa R. Goldberg and The Mathematical Intelligencer

After a years-long intellectual journey, three mathematicians have discovered that a problem of central importance in physics is impossible to solve—and that means other big questions may be undecidable, too...

October 9, 2018 — Toby S. Cubitt, David Pérez-García and Michael Wolf

October 9, 2018 — Mariette DiChristina

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