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The great British mathematician passed away from COVID-19 last year. To celebrate his memory, here is a small sampling of the recreational mathematics he loved so well

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The great British mathematician passed away from COVID-19 last year. To celebrate his memory, here is a small sampling of the recreational mathematics he loved so well

April 28, 2021 — Jean-Paul Delahaye

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A photography project reveals the allure of equations in mathematicians’ blackboard work

April 26, 2021 — Clara Moskowitz

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During the pandemic, the National Museum of Mathematics found new ways to build human connections

March 26, 2021 — Cindy Lawrence | Opinion

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Percolation theory illuminates the behavior of many kinds of networks, from cell-phone connections to disease transmission

March 16, 2021 — Kelsey Houston-Edwards

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Some thoughts triggered by the death of the mathematician John Conway

February 14, 2021 — John Horgan | Opinion

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After the disaster of 2020, let’s hope we’re not on a figurative one

January 16, 2021 — Serena Alagappan | Opinion

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Just because a mathematical formula works does not mean it reflects reality

January 7, 2021 — John Horgan | Opinion

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Mathematicians model pandemic scenarios by plugging thorny ethical and logistical issues into calculations

November 20, 2020 — Jill Neimark and Undark

Public Health

COVID might be fought efficiently with fewer shutdowns by restricting activities only in a particular area with a population up to 200,000 when its case rate rises above a chosen threshold...

November 12, 2020 — W. Wayt Gibbs

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Researchers observed a sugary treat underwater to understand the origin of spiky rock forests

October 16, 2020 — Clara Moskowitz

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As faith in government hits historic lows, organizers in the U.K. are trying a new math-based approach to democracy. Would it work in the bitterly divided U.S?

September 30, 2020 — Julia Hotz

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Here is how a perfectly ordinary number captured the interest of sci-fi enthusiasts, geeks and mathematicians

September 21, 2020 — Jean-Paul Delahaye

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A new process pinpoints ocean “attractors” to find missing travelers

September 7, 2020 — Scott Hershberger

Space

The tenets of Thomas Bayes, an 18th-century statistician and minister, underpin the latest estimates of the prevalence of extraterrestrial life

July 16, 2020 — Anil Ananthaswamy

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It’s known as the “curse of dimensionality,” and it’s why our estimates of how a disease will behave will always have imprecision

July 7, 2020 — Ben Klemens | Opinion

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In 2023 every U.S. land surveyor will begin using a single international standard

June 26, 2020 — Leslie Nemo

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A number can be tiny in relative terms but hugely important nonetheless

June 21, 2020 — Naomi Oreskes

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The accuracy of screening tests is highly dependent on the infection rate

June 18, 2020 — Sarah Lewin Frasier

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It’s time to say goodbye to the blog

June 7, 2020 | Opinion

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The strange power of complex analysis

June 6, 2020 — Evelyn Lamb | Opinion

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