# Math907 articles archived since 1845

## Book Review: *Burn Math Class*

Recommendations from *Scientific American*

## Ants versus Plants: Networks Need Complexity for Resilience

In a world filled with complex networks, can mathematical tools bring order and predictability to the chaos? *Nature *Video finds out.
*This article was reproduced with permission and was first published on February 17, 2016. It is a *Nature* Video production. *

## Epic Math Battles: LEGO versus Trees

In this special edition of 60-Second Science Video, two numbers compete. Which is larger? The number of tiny LEGO bricks it would take to build the Great Pyramid or the number of trees on Earth?

## What Are Complex Numbers?

What do you get when you put a real and an imaginary number together? A complex number. No, not a complicated number (although it is kind of complicated). We’re talking about an entirely new set of numbers dubbed “complex”

## Peculiar Pattern Found in "Random" Prime Numbers

Last digits of nearby primes have "anti-sameness" bias

## The Long Search for the Value of Pi

The mathematical odyssey, plus a guide to calculating pi for yourself

## Mathematical Beauty: A Q&A with Fields Medalist Michael Atiyah

The mathematician is a scientific matchmaker, famous for collaborating with researchers from many disciplines and pairing others

## What Is a Mathematical Limit?

Do you know what a limit is in math? Do you know how to define a circle using this idea? And do you know why you might want to? Keep on reading to find out!

## Gravitational Waves: 6 Cosmic Questions They Can Tackle

The discovery of ripples in spacetime will vindicate Einstein—but it can also do so much more

## Taming Superconductors with String Theory

The physicist Subir Sachdev borrows tools from string theory to understand the puzzling behavior of superconductors

## Babylonians Tracked Jupiter with Fancy Math, Tablet Reveals

A clay tablet with cuneiform characters may contain a mathematical technique that was believed to be invented 1,400 years later

## Quantum Weirdness Is All in Your Mind

A new version of quantum theory sweeps away the bizarre paradoxes of the microscopic world. The cost? Quantum information exists only in your imagination

## Better Gut Microbiome Census through Computing

Sophisticated computational techniques make it possible to analyze gene samples from all the bacteria in the gut at once to take a census of the species present.

## Powerball Lottery Winning Made Inevitable (If Not Easy)

Some set of numbers will definitely be drawn in the $1.3-billion Powerball Lottery, so all you have to do is make sure you hold every possible combination of numbers.

## Scientists Pick the Most Beautiful Equations

Mathematicians often see more than cold logic in symbols and numbers. They see the sublime

## Biggest Mystery in Mathematics in Limbo after Cryptic Meeting

Confusion still surrounds *abc *conjecture, but the University of Oxford gathering boosts prospects for resolution

*The Magic of Math* Lets You Have Your *Pi* and Eat It, Too

Math can be fun for readers of all *h*'s

## Artificial Intelligence Called In to Tackle LHC Data Deluge

Algorithms could aid discovery at the Large Hadron Collider, but raise transparency concerns

## The Most Important Number in Climate Change

Just how sensitive is Earth's climate to increasing concentrations of carbon dioxide?