When a German retiree proved a famous long-standing mathematical conjecture, the response was underwhelming. The post A Retiree Discovers an Elusive Math Proof—And Nobody Notices appeared first on WIRED.
Computers can do all the hard work for football coaches, coming up with basic strategies that almost always work. But sometimes emotion gets in the way. The post A Blackjack Superstar Explains the Odds of the Historic Patriots Win 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.
Henry Segerman is using 3-D printing to bring rarefied geometry out of the minds of mathematicians and into the hands of students and academics. The post Can’t Imagine Shapes in 4 Dimensions? Just Print Them Out appeared first on WIRED.
Donald Trump stated that we could get 650 million immigrants into the US in just a week. Is this realistic? The post What It Would Take to Move 650 Million People into the US in One Week appeared first on WIRED.
The theoretical particle physicist Helen Quinn has blazed a singular path from the early days of the Standard Model to the latest overhaul of science education in the United States. The post Falling Into the Wormhole Connecting Physics and Education 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.