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Mathematicians unlock major number theory puzzle

Mathematicians have finally laid to rest the legendary mystery surrounding an elusive group of numerical expressions known as the "mock theta functions." Number theorists have struggled to understand the functions ever since ...

dateFeb 27, 2007 in Mathematics
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Mathematicians solve E8 structure (Update)

A transatlantic team of number-crunchers announced they had built a theoretical structure in 248 dimensions, resolving a 120-year puzzle that could be used to test theories about the structure of the cosmos.

dateMar 19, 2007 in Mathematics
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Fractals patterns in a drummer's music

Fractal patterns are profoundly human – at least in music. This is one of the findings of a team headed by researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization in Göttingen and Harvard University ...

dateAug 28, 2015 in Mathematics
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