These integers have inspired one of the most important unsolved problems in mathematics
2400 years separate two people with whom this computer science term is associated
These blissful integers are a bit mysterious
Because you know it has to be when you write 400 words explaining it
Gary Urton explains what we can and cannot know about Inka khipus
Murray Gell-Mann, 1969 Nobel Laureate in Physics who identified the quark, died May 24th.
A new book that can make you love calculus
Euclid’s proof of the infinitude of primes opens the door to some interesting questions
Cornell University applied mathematics professor Steven Strogatz talks about his new book Infinite Powers: How Calculus Reveals the Secrets of the Universe.
A new book shows off spectacular works of art inspired by mathematical principles
Moon Duchin shares an abstract theorem with surprising connections to gerrymandering
This holey mathematical object was discovered by a Swiss mathematician and then forgotten for decades
Mathematicians can be adorably ignorant...
Suresh Venkatasubramanian tells us about one of the most important tools he uses to root out algorithmic bias
The science and art of password setting and cracking continues to evolve, as does the war between password users and abusers
Ursula Whitcher tells us why she loves this physics-inspired branch of mathematics
The sum of squares
And how long has it been a number?
Middle school math teacher Fawn Nguyen tells us why a classic right triangle fact is her favorite mathematical result
The story of a differential equation and a medical breakthrough