Etiketen artxiboa: matemáticas
The Year in Math
Four Fields Medals were awarded for major breakthroughs in geometry, combinatorics, statistical physics and number theory, even as mathematicians continued to wrestle with how computers are changing the discipline.
‘Nasty’ Geometry Breaks Decades-Old Tiling Conjecture
Mathematicians predicted that if they imposed enough restrictions on how a shape might tile space, they could force a periodic pattern to emerge. But they were wrong.
AI Reveals New Possibilities in Matrix Multiplication
Inspired by the results of a game-playing neural network, mathematicians have been making unexpected advances on an age-old math problem.
How many yottabytes in a quettabyte? Extreme numbers get new names
Prolific generation of data drove the need for prefixes that denote 1027 and 1030.
Mathematicians Discover the Fibonacci Numbers Hiding in Strange Spaces
Recent explorations of unique geometric worlds reveal perplexing patterns, including the Fibonacci sequence and the golden ratio.
Teenager Solves Stubborn Riddle About Prime Number Look-Alikes
In his senior year of high school, Daniel Larsen proved a key theorem about Carmichael numbers — strange entities that mimic the primes. “It would be a paper that any mathematician would be really proud to have written,” said one mathematician.
‘Monumental’ Math Proof Solves Triple Bubble Problem and More
The decades-old Sullivan’s conjecture, about the best way to minimize the surface area of a bubble cluster, was thought to be out of reach for three bubbles and up — until a new breakthrough result.
La órbita del telescopio ‘James Webb’ y el problema de los tres cuerpos
La resolución y sensibilidad de las imágenes que envía la sonda espacial requieren protegerla de la radiación y que siempre esté orientada hacia el Sol, la Tierra y la Luna
How Squishy Math Is Revealing Doughnuts in the Brain
Topology, sometimes called rubber sheet geometry, is finding patterns in the brain, drugs and evolution
How Do Fireflies Flash in Sync? Studies Suggest a New Answer
Field research suggests a new explanation for the synchronized flashing in fireflies and confirms that a novel form of “chimeric” synchrony occurs naturally.