June Huh thought he had no talent for math until a chance meeting with a legendary mind. A decade later, his unorthodox approach to mathematical thinking has led to major breakthroughs.
The ancient Greeks argued that the best life was filled with beauty, truth, justice, play, and love. The mathematician Francis Su knows just where to find them. The post The Mathematician Who Will Make You Fall in Love With Numbers appeared first on WIRED.
By folding fractals into 3-D objects, a mathematical duo hopes to gain new insight into simple equations. The post How to Build Beautiful 3-D Fractals Out of the Simplest Equations appeared first on WIRED.
An unexpected connection has emerged between the results of physics experiments and an important, seemingly unrelated set of numbers in pure mathematics. The post Physicists Uncover Strange Numbers in Particle Collisions appeared first on WIRED.
Computer scientists can prove certain programs to be error-free with the same certainty that mathematicians prove theorems. The post Computer Scientists Close In on Perfect, Hack-Proof Code appeared first on WIRED.
Researchers have uncovered deep connections among different types of random objects, illuminating hidden geometric structures. The post Mathematicians Are Building a Unified Theory of Geometric Randomness appeared first on WIRED.