News tagged with mathematicians

Celebrating the mathematical genius Ramanujan

On December 22, 1887, Srinivasa Ramanujan was born to a poor family in the state of Tamil Nadu in South India. From humble and obscure beginnings, he blossomed into one of the greatest mathematical geniuses of all time. Largely ...

dateNov 13, 2012 in Mathematics
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New program simulates protein movements

Proteins are molecules involved in most of the biological processes that take place in our bodies. They have to move in order to fulfil many of their functions. For example, they open or close to keep and ...

dateSep 11, 2013 in Other
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How to manage motorway tolls through the Game Theory

A team led by José Manuel Zarzuelo, Professor of Applied Economics, has applied the co-operative Game Theory to calculating motorway toll charges. The results of the study have been published in the specialised journal European Jo ...

dateApr 30, 2013 in Other
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Scent explained mathematically

(PhysOrg.com) -- An interdisciplinary team of neurobiologists and mathematicians from the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research (FMI, Switzerland) has managed to mathematically describe an important ...

dateJul 26, 2010 in Neuroscience
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Soap bubbles offer key to maximizing efficiency

(PhysOrg.com) -- People seek out shortcuts just about everywhere -- in traffic, at grocery stores, in weight loss regimens and on keyboards. But Frank Morgan, an upcoming UA guest speaker, said soap bubbles ...

dateFeb 09, 2011 in Mathematics
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First translation of Small Number

(PhysOrg.com) -- Put together a Simon Fraser University mathematician who sees videos in numbers and an SFU Aboriginal researcher, fluent in a rarely spoken language, and voila! You have an animated cartoon that is the first ...

dateJan 31, 2011 in Other
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Smarter than Google?

Dutch mathematician Nicole Koenderink obtained her PhD yesterday. Her thesis involved a search engine that is smarter than Google. This machine taps into the knowledge of experts and poses questions in return.

dateFeb 12, 2010 in Mathematics
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Creativity in mathematics

"Mathematics links Art and Science in one great enterprise, the human attempt to make sense of the universe." So writes Abel Prizewinner and Fields Medalist Sir Michael F. Atiyah in the January 2010 Notices of the American Ma ...

dateDec 08, 2009 in Mathematics
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