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Belgian wins Norway's $1 million Abel math prizeBelgian-born Pierre Deligne has won this year's $1-million Abel Prize in mathematics for his contributions to algebraic geometry and their "transformative impact on number theory, representation theory and related fields."
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Other SciencesWed, 20 Mar 2013 09:05:55 EDTnews282989131Fermat's Last Theorem, more can be proved more simply: Professor steers field toward a numbers-only proofFermat's Last Theoremâ€”the idea that a certain simple equation had no solutionsâ€” went unsolved for nearly 350 years until Oxford mathematician Andrew Wiles created a proof in 1995. Now, Case Western Reserve University's Colin McLarty has shown the theorem can be proved more simply.
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Other SciencesMon, 04 Mar 2013 10:10:45 EDTnews281614177Gymnastics for robotsA current research project of the Austrian Science Fund FWF focuses on the motion safety and efficiency of robots. The objective of the research is to improve the control of robot movements with the help of new mathematical approaches. For this purpose, the primary focus lies on the identification of situations in which a collision may occur and the planning of an optimal motion path. Crucial factors for the initiation of this project were new developments in the areas of motion planning, computer-aided design and algebraic geometry. Within the framework of this project, algebraic methods for the control of robot motions are being used for the first time in combination with numeric and geometric methods.
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TechnologyMon, 29 Aug 2011 05:05:30 EDTnews233813103Chern numbers of algebraic varietiesA problem at the interface of two mathematical areas, topology and algebraic geometry, that was formulated by Friedrich Hirzebruch, had resisted all attempts at a solution for more than 50 years. The problem concerns the relationship between different mathematical structures. Professor Dieter Kotschick, a mathematician at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) in Munich, has now achieved a breakthrough. As reported in the online edition of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS), Kotschick has solved Hirzebruch's problem.
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