## News tagged with mathematics

### You're not irrational, you're just quantum probabilistic: Researchers explain human decision-making with physics theory

The next time someone accuses you of making an irrational decision, just explain that you're obeying the laws of quantum physics.

Sep 14, 2015 in Quantum Physics
23890 36

### Even physicists are 'afraid' of mathematics

Physicists avoid highly mathematical work despite being trained in advanced mathematics, new research suggests.

Nov 11, 2016 in General Physics
5900 72

### Indestructible bridges could be reality

A new generation of indestructible bridges could be possible, thanks to research from the University of Warwick.

Jul 13, 2016 in Mathematics
2810 5

### Search narrows for Planet Nine

US astronomers announced last month they may have found a ninth planet beyond Neptune, but conceded they had no idea where on an estimated 10,000-20,000-year orbit it might be.

Feb 23, 2016 in Astronomy
3498 70

### Making math more Lego-like—3-D picture language has far-reaching potential, including in physics

Galileo called mathematics the "language with which God wrote the universe." He described a picture-language, and now that language has a new dimension.

Mar 03, 2017 in General Physics
2729 8

### Secret to the perfect pancake described mathematically

Maths students from the University of Sheffield have swapped calculus for the kitchen by developing a formula to prepare the perfect pancake.

Feb 08, 2016 in Mathematics
855 0

### How a little mathematics can help create some beautiful music

Since the time of Pythagoras around 500 BCE, music and mathematics have had an intimate and mutually supportive relationship.

Jul 21, 2016 in Mathematics
205 2

### Researchers chip away at Smale's 7th unsolved problem in mathematics

(Phys.org)—How do you arrange a group of points on the surface of a sphere so that all the points are as far apart from each other as possible? With two points, the answer is easy: place them on opposite sides of the sphere, ...

Jul 15, 2016 in General Physics feature
1330 15

### Human societies think fast and slow in cycles, mathematicians find

As humans have evolved, so has our capacity to think rationally and use resources wisely - right? Not necessarily. According to Cornell research, careful, deliberate decision-making is in constant competition with the more ...

Aug 12, 2015 in Mathematics
121 2

### 'Freak' ocean waves hit without warning, new research shows

Mariners have long spoken of 'walls of water' appearing from nowhere in the open seas. But oceanographers have generally disregarded such stories and suggested that rogue waves - enormous surface waves that have attained ...

Dec 15, 2015 in Mathematics
1170 6