News tagged with mathematicians

Mathematicians set world record in packing puzzle

( -- Finding the best way to pack the greatest quantity of a specifically shaped object into a confined space may sound simple, yet it consistently has led to deep mathematical concepts and practical applications, ...

dateAug 12, 2009 in Mathematics
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GDP up, happiness down

The gross domestic product of the United States -- that oft-cited measure of economic health -- has been ticking upward for the last two years.

dateDec 16, 2011 in Social Sciences
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New math theories reveal the nature of numbers

For centuries, some of the greatest names in math have tried to make sense of partition numbers, the basis for adding and counting. Many mathematicians added major pieces to the puzzle, but all of them fell short of a full ...

dateJan 20, 2011 in Mathematics
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