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.
Solving the future with abstract algebra
Ask people what they know about the frontiers of mathematics research, and the response is usually some variation on: "What is there to research about math?"
Researchers develop new model to study epidemics
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 ...
Football ratings study: The bandwagon is your second-favorite team
When it comes to watching NFL games in Utah on television, the most popular teams are the Broncos, Cowboys or 49ers.
Insightful mathematics for an optimal run: Mathematical equations can help improve athletic performance
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 ...
Risk analysis for a complex world
Developing adaptable systems for finance and international relations could help reduce the risk of major systemic collapses such as the 2008 financial crisis, according to a new analysis.
When vaccines are imperfect: What math can tell us about their effects on disease propagation
The control of certain childhood diseases is difficult, despite high vaccination coverage in many countries. One of the possible reasons for this is "imperfect vaccines," that is, vaccines that fail either due to "leakiness," ...
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