News tagged with mathematicians

After almost 20 years, math problem falls

Mathematicians and engineers are often concerned with finding the minimum value of a particular mathematical function. That minimum could represent the optimal trade-off between competing criteria — between the surface ...

dateJul 18, 2011 in Computer Sciences
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Using math to speed up school buses

( -- Optimizing school bus routes is a lot more complicated than one might think. The International School of Geneva handed their problem over to a group of EPFL mathematicians.

dateJun 08, 2011 in Mathematics
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Tackling the big unanswered problems

( -- Scientific research is known to happen slowly but the timeframes pale into insignificance compared to the years spent on some of the great unsolved Maths problems.

dateApr 28, 2011 in Mathematics
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A zero sum game

( -- New light has been shed on the 150-year-old math puzzle known as the Riemann hypothesis, say mathematical physicists at the University of Sydney.

dateMar 21, 2011 in Mathematics
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