### Eccentric French maths genius's 'scribblings' go online

Nearly 18,000 pages of notes by eccentric French maths genius Alexandre Grothendieck were posted online Wednesday by his alma mater, Montpellier University in southern France.

Nearly 18,000 pages of notes by eccentric French maths genius Alexandre Grothendieck were posted online Wednesday by his alma mater, Montpellier University in southern France.

May 10, 2017
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(Phys.org)—If you had to predict the probability of a catastrophic meteor striking the Earth, you would likely want the most accurate models on which to base your predictions. But a new paper shows that, because the most ...

It seems obvious. You arrive at the checkouts and see one queue is much longer than the other, so you join the shorter one. But, before long, the people in the bigger line zoom past you and you've barely moved towards the ...

May 08, 2017
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No matter the field, if a researcher is collecting data of any kind, at some point he is going to have to analyze it. And odds are he'll turn to statistics to figure out what the data can tell him.

May 03, 2017
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Mathematics and art are generally viewed as very different disciplines – one devoted to abstract thought, the other to feeling. But sometimes the parallels between the two are uncanny.

Apr 28, 2017
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After some serious number crunching, a UBC researcher has come up with a mathematical model for a viable time machine.

Apr 27, 2017
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Our world view and resultant actions are often driven by a simple theorem, devised in secret more than 150 years ago by a quiet English mathematician and theologian, Thomas Bayes, and only published after his death.

Apr 24, 2017
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Accurate predictions of extreme events do not necessarily indicate the scientific superiority of the forecaster or the forecast method from which they originate. The way forecast evaluation is conducted in the media can thus ...

Apr 10, 2017
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Once upon a time, mathematicians imagined their job was to discover new mathematics and then let others explain it.

Apr 05, 2017
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Humans are visual creatures. Objects we call "beautiful" or "aesthetic" are a crucial part of our humanity. Even the oldest known examples of rock and cave art served aesthetic rather than utilitarian roles. Although aesthetics ...

Mar 31, 2017
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