Mathematics news

Topology looks for the patterns inside big data

Big data gets much attention from media, industry and government. Companies and labs generate massive amounts of data associated with everything from weather to cell phone usage to medical records, and each data set may involve ...

dateMay 18, 2015 in Mathematics
shares198 comments 0

A revolution in knot theory

In the 19th century, Lord Kelvin made the inspired guess that elements are knots in the "ether". Hydrogen would be one kind of knot, oxygen a different kind of knot---and so forth throughout the periodic table of elements. ...

dateNov 10, 2011 in Mathematics
shares0 comments 21

Scientists: This man has your number

Attention, star scientists: Pierre Azoulay is watching you. Not literally, of course: Azoulay, an economist, inhabits an office tucked away in the MIT Sloan School of Management, far from any lab. But his forte is original ...

dateFeb 29, 2012 in Mathematics
shares0 comments 6

Shifting boundaries and changing surfaces

New research published in the Proceedings of The Royal Society A by members of the Mathematical Soft Matter Unit at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University examines the energies at work in ...

dateDec 10, 2014 in Mathematics
shares0 comments 0

Beautiful math of fractals

( -- What do mountains, broccoli and the stock market have in common? The answer to that question may best be explained by fractals, the branch of geometry that explains irregular shapes and processes, ranging ...

dateOct 13, 2011 in Mathematics
shares0 comments 0