French-Russian mathematician Gromov wins Abel prize
French-Russian mathematician Mikhail Gromov on Thursday won one of the world's top mathematics award, Norway's Abel Prize, for "his revolutionary contributions to geometry," the prize committee said.
Korean researchers combine algorithm with wireless communication to reduce traffic jams
Stanford researcher explores whether language is the only way to represent numbers
The Mental Calculation World Cup is a brutal contest, and one that threatens to fry the neurons of the unprepared. Over the course of a competition, contestants might be asked to add a string of 10 different 10-digit numbers, ...
What does Twitter have to do with the human brain?
(PhysOrg.com) -- We like to think the human brain is special, something different from other brains and information processing systems, but a Cambridge professor is set to test that assumption by conducting ...
Math may help calculate way to find new drugs for HIV and other diseases
Using mathematical concepts, Princeton researchers have developed a method of discovering new drugs for a range of diseases by calculating which physical properties of biological molecules may predict their ...
Where is that spacecraft? Statistically measuring uncertainty for space surveillance
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 ...
Protecting confidential data with math
Statistical databases (SDBs) are collections of data that are used to gather and analyze information from a variety of sources. The data may be derived from sales transactions, customer files, voter registrations, medical ...
Mathematicians provide new insight into tsunamis
A new mathematical formula that could be used to give advance warning of where a tsunami is likely to hit and how destructive it will be has been worked out by scientists at Newcastle University.
UA preparatory math goes virtual
The University of Arizona's math department is experimenting with a novel approach to early math instruction one with a heavy emphasis on technology and peer-to-peer tutoring.
A solution that counts: Long-standing mathematical conjecture finally proved
(PhysOrg.com) -- A conjecture presented in 1985 the Andrews and Robbins conjecture has recently been proved for the first time. It is thus clear that the structure which goes by the name of "totally ...
New statistic aims to answer question: How good is that goalie?
Dwayne Roloson of the Tampa Bay Lightning has embodied the role of the prototypical Stanley Cup playoff hot goaltender, leading his team to a 3-0 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinals against the top seeded ...
Older statistics methods being supplanted by more accurate ones
It's an exciting time to be doing statistics. You heard me – statistics: exciting.
'Math detective' analyzes odds for suspicious lottery wins
When investigative reporter Lawrence Mower decided to dig into public records for the winners of the Florida Lottery, he noticed an intriguing pattern. Over a decade, a few names kept popping up as winners ...
Kurt Godel studied statements which refer to themselves, and his results shook the foundations of mathematics
"All Cretans are liars", said Epimenides, a Cretan. But this means that his statement must be a lie too. But then it is false that Cretans are liars and the statement must be true. So what now?