News tagged with mathematicians

Their infinite wisdom

(PhysOrg.com) -- Hotel guests come and go. But in the first decade of the 1900s, a pair of frequent Russian visitors to the Hotel Parisiana, near the Sorbonne on Paris' Left Bank, stood out vividly. The children ...

Dec 14, 2009 4.3 / 5 (16) 4

Climate and the statistics of extremes

(PhysOrg.com) -- Swiss mathematicians have shown that the risk of extreme climate events is largely underestimated. They are developing a model for better understanding the impact of climate change.

Jan 18, 2012 3.9 / 5 (7) 20

Healing with math

Understanding the way our bodies heal is not as easy as 1, 2, 3. But a Queensland University of Technology (QUT) researcher believes mathematics holds the answers to complex biological problems.

Apr 23, 2012 4 / 5 (1) 0

Measuring the distance of processes

A milestone in the description of complex processes - for example the ups and downs of share prices - has been reached by mathematicians at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum. Researchers led by Prof. Dr. Holger Dette (stochastics) ...

Oct 28, 2011 4.3 / 5 (3) 0

Using math to design amazing mirrors

Mathematician Andrew Hicks was in his Drexel University office, puzzling over some problem he can no longer recall, when colleague Ron Perline walked in with a challenge. Fresh from his morning bicycle ride, Perline was unhappy ...

Jan 18, 2009 4.4 / 5 (11) 0