### Grothendieck, eccentric maths genius, dies in France (Update)

Alexander Grothendieck, one of the great eccentric geniuses of 20th century mathematics, has died in France at the age of 86.

Alexander Grothendieck, one of the great eccentric geniuses of 20th century mathematics, has died in France at the age of 86.

Nov 14, 2014
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When it comes to watching NFL games in Utah on television, the most popular teams are the Broncos, Cowboys or 49ers.

Nov 07, 2014
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For decades, scientists have been perfecting models of how contagions spread, but newly published research takes the first steps into building a model that includes the loop linking individual human behavior and the behavior ...

Nov 06, 2014
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In the early '80s, several researchers were working to determine the location of atomic and molecular resonances, which are the frequencies at which atoms and molecules prefer to oscillate. Two groups of ...

Sure, we can become better runners by hydrating well, eating right, cross training, and practice. But getting to an optimal running strategy with equations? That's exactly what a pair of mathematicians from France propose ...

Oct 27, 2014
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"I was trained as an applied mathematician with a strong emphasis on statistics as a student at Dhaka University, Bangladesh. It transpired that this is not a common combination and I then went on to do my ...

Oct 08, 2014
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(Phys.org) —A pair of researchers, a physicist and a mathematician, has used data from OpenStreetMap and mathematical analysis to come up with the idea that there are only four main types of city topologies. ...

Take events from the past, build a statistical model, and tell the future. Why not apply the formula to novels? Can contents in future books be predicted based only on data from existing ones? Richard Vale ...

Mathematicians from Brown University have introduced a new element of uncertainty into an equation used to describe the behavior of fluid flows. While being as certain as possible is generally the stock and ...

Sep 29, 2014
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In popular culture, mathematics is often deemed inaccessible or esoteric. Yet in the modern world, it plays an ever more important role in our daily lives and a decisive role in the discovery and development ...

Sep 29, 2014
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Research suggests science graduates are struggling with essential quantitative skills and science degree programs are to blame.

Sep 29, 2014
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Space surveillance is inherently challenging when compared to other tracking environments due to various reasons, not least of which is the long time gap between surveillance updates. "Unlike the air and missile defense environments ...

Sep 22, 2014
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(Phys.org) —Bioresearcher Andy Reynolds with Rothamsted Research in the U.K., believes he has solved the mystery of how sharks act like math geniuses—they simply turn away from turbulence, he reports ...

An image created by geometer Edmund Harriss made the cover of the mathematics journal Notices, published by the American Mathematical Society. The image, created in collaboration with Bill Casselman, appear ...

Sep 12, 2014
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The heat equation is one of the most important partial differential equations. The behavior of the solution to the equation reflects the geometry of the underlying space very well. Therefore, this equation ...

Aug 26, 2014
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