### Using the physics of your perfect pancake to help save sight

Understanding the textures and patterns of pancakes is helping UCL scientists improve surgical methods for treating glaucoma.

Understanding the textures and patterns of pancakes is helping UCL scientists improve surgical methods for treating glaucoma.

Feb 05, 2016
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(Phys.org)—A team at the University of Central Missouri, headed by Curtis Cooper has announced, via press release from the Mersenne organization, that they have found the largest prime number ever—it is 274,207,281 – ...

(Phys.org)—A group of mathematicians specializing in arithmetic geometry met for five days earlier this month in an attempt to understand a proof constructed by Shinichi Mochizuki, of Kyoto University posted online back ...

(Phys.org)—Decision making in an enormous range of tasks involves the accumulation of evidence in support of different hypotheses. One of the enduring models of evidence accumulation is the Markov random walk (MRW) theory, ...

Washington State University mathematicians have designed an encryption code capable of fending off the phenomenal hacking power of a quantum computer.

Mar 26, 2015
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As a grape slowly dries and shrivels, its surface creases, ultimately taking on the wrinkled form of a raisin. Similar patterns can be found on the surfaces of other dried materials, as well as in human fingerprints. While ...

Feb 02, 2015
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Don't rely on the Academy Awards next month if you are seeking to know whether the movies deemed great today will survive the test of time.

Jan 19, 2015
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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. In their paper ...

(Phys.org) —A small team of mathematicians with Universitat Rovira i Virgili in Spain, has come up with a way to study a network's resistance to failure. In their paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of ...

Mathematicians have found a framework for the celebrated Rogers-Ramanujan identities and their arithmetic properties, solving another long-standing mystery stemming from the work of Indian math genius Srinivasa Ramanujan.

Apr 29, 2014
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