### American mathematicians Nash, Nirenberg win Abel math prize

American mathematicians John F. Nash Jr. and Louis Nirenberg have won this year's Abel Prize in mathematics.

American mathematicians John F. Nash Jr. and Louis Nirenberg have won this year's Abel Prize in mathematics.

Mar 25, 2015
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The safety of nuclear plants, as well as the medical management of acute radiation syndrome, could soon be dramatically improved thanks to a new mathematical equation developed by Japan's Nuclear Safety Research Centre.

Mar 12, 2015
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The field of nonlinear acoustics is currently receiving a lot of attention, thanks to applications focused on the improvement of ultrasonic cleaning, ultrasonic welding, sonochemistry, or thermotherapy. Lithotripsy – the ...

Feb 10, 2015
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Mathematics

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The future of electricity involves a "smart" grid, in which the energy distribution system is fully computerized, with sensors and wireless devices monitoring remote parts of the system and communicating ...

Nov 03, 2014
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Engineering

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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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Mathematics

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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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Mathematics

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Alan Turing, the British mathematician (1912-1954), is famous for a number of breakthroughs, which altered the course of the 20th century. In 1936 he published a paper, which laid the foundation of computer ...

Jul 31, 2014
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Cell & Microbiology

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Mathematical equations can make Internet communication via computer, mobile phone or satellite many times faster and more secure than today. Results with software developed by researchers from Aalborg University ...

Jul 17, 2014
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Telecom

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Inspired by anomalies that arise in certain mathematical equations, researchers have demonstrated a laser system that paradoxically turns off when more power is added rather than becoming continuously brighter.

Jun 17, 2014
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Optics & Photonics

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One of the benefits of being an astrophysicist is your weekly email from someone who claims to have "proven Einstein wrong". These either contain no mathematical equations and use phrases such as "it is obvious ...

Jan 14, 2014
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General Physics

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Among the most common tools in electrical engineering and computer science are rectangular grids of numbers known as matrices. The numbers in a matrix can represent data, and they can also represent mathematical ...

Dec 06, 2013
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Computer Sciences

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(Phys.org) —New research has found traffic jams and accidents could be reduced by controlling the reaction times of robotic cars.

Nov 06, 2013
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Mathematics

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In the search for understanding how some magnetic materials can be transformed to carry electric current with no energy loss, scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory, ...

Jul 14, 2013
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Superconductivity

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Researchers at the Universities of Leeds and Chicago have uncovered an important mechanism behind the generation of astrophysical magnetic fields such as that of the Sun.

May 22, 2013
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Astronomy

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