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# Mathematics news

### Mathematicians resolve a longstanding open problem for the so-called 3D Euler singularity

The motion of fluids in nature, including the flow of water in our oceans, the formation of tornadoes in our atmosphere, and the flux of air surrounding airplanes, have long been described and simulated by what are known ...

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Nov 23, 2022

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### Mathematical theorem used to crack US government encryption algorithm

In the digital era and moving towards quantum computing, protecting data against hack attacks is one of our biggest challenges—and one that experts, governments, and industries worldwide work hard to address. While this ...

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Nov 23, 2022

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### A closer look at the dynamics of the p-Laplacian Allen–Cahn equation

In the past few decades, the use of phase field-modeling equations for mathematical modeling has progressed. Phase separation has been studied extensively in thermodynamics and materials engineering, but the biological field ...

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Nov 21, 2022

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### Study shows how moral behavior pays off in the end

Selfless behavior and cooperation cannot be taken for granted. Mohammad Salahshour of the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences (now at Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior), has used a game theory-based ...

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Nov 18, 2022

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### AI tool predicts when a bank should be bailed out

An artificial intelligence tool developed by researchers at UCL and Queen Mary University of London could help governments decide whether or not to bail out a bank in crisis by predicting if the intervention will save money ...

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Nov 17, 2022

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### Number theorist may have proposed a solution to the Landau-Siegel zeros conjecture

Yitang Zhang, a number theorist at the University of California, Santa Barbara, has posted a paper on arXiv that hints at the possibility that he may have solved the Landau-Siegel zeros conjecture. The paper has not yet been ...

### In search of the perfect match schedule

Sports and competition are inextricably linked. But producing the optimal match schedule is a sport in itself. Mathematician Roel Lambers studied ways to ensure that darts players and teams playing either soccer or a Dutch ...

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Nov 11, 2022

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### New study suggests evolutionary forces are behind collective discrimination

New research published in the inaugural issue of the academic journal Collective Intelligence suggests that evolutionary forces may be fueling collective tendencies to discriminate.

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Nov 10, 2022

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### Chinese incursions into India are increasing and are strategically planned, study finds

Chinese incursions across India's west and central borders are not independent, random incidents that happen by mistake. Instead, these incursions are part of a strategically planned, coordinated effort in order to gain permanent ...

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Nov 10, 2022

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### Disparities in advanced math and science skills begin by kindergarten

Racial and ethnic disparities in advanced math and science skills occur far earlier in the U.S. than previously known. Our new study finds that 13% of white students and 16% of Asian students display advanced math skills ...

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Nov 10, 2022

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### The myth of the 'math person'

In the 1970s, Sheila Tobias noticed something peculiar going on in mathematics. In one of her early studies, the graduate of Radcliffe College, self-described "scholar activist," and author of 14 books, including the 1978 ...

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Nov 10, 2022

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### How math can help the BBC with impartial reporting

In her keynote MacTaggart lecture at the Edinburgh International Television Festival in August, former BBC presenter Emily Maitlis spoke of her misgivings about the way the UK's public broadcaster interpreted the corporation's ...

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Nov 09, 2022

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### Studying complex criminal networks with new statistical tools

The word "network" has become part of our everyday language, in particular since the rise of online social networks. However, human interactions are not only aimed at sociability and fun. Criminals also interact with each ...

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Nov 09, 2022

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### How a quest for mathematical truth and complex models can lead to useless scientific predictions

A dominant view in science is that there is a mathematical truth structuring the universe. It is assumed that the scientist's job is to decipher these mathematical relations: once understood, they can be translated into mathematical ...

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Nov 05, 2022

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### Perturbing the Bernoulli shift map in binary systems

Is it possible for a deterministic system to be unpredictable? Although counter-intuitive, the answer is yes. Such systems are called "chaotic systems," which are characterized by sensitive dependence on initial conditions ...

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Nov 03, 2022

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### Former math teacher explains why some students are 'good' at math and others lag behind

When Frances E. Anderson saw the latest math scores for America's fourth- and eighth-graders, she was hardly surprised that they had dropped. Until recently—including the period of remote instruction during the pandemic—Anderson ...

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Nov 03, 2022

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### Gun violence across America: Unexpected trends revealed by statistical analysis

Only a handful of U.S. states showed a surge in gun violence incidents in mid-2020 during civil unrest at the start of COVID-19 lockdowns and the murder of George Floyd, a new study finds.

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Nov 01, 2022

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### Mathematicians explain how some fireflies flash in sync

Stake out in Pennsylvania's Cook State Forest at the right time of year and you can see one of nature's great light shows: swarms of fireflies that synchronize their flashes like strings of Christmas lights in the dark.

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Oct 31, 2022

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### Mathematical modeling suggests counties are still unprepared for COVID spikes

America was unprepared for the magnitude of the pandemic, which overwhelmed many counties and filled some hospitals to capacity. A new paper in PNAS suggests there may have been a mathematical method, of sorts, to the madness ...

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Oct 24, 2022

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### Four stop signs at intersections are one too many, suggests researcher

For most drivers in the United States, obeying a stop sign upon approaching an intersection is an unavoidable annoyance. But for George Mason University Finance Professor Jiasun Li, it's a problem waiting to be solved.

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Oct 20, 2022

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