Call it what you will, to scientific researchers, it means math. As the world turns its attention to South Africa this month for the 19th FIFA World Cup, mathematicians are finding themselves drawn to the event as well. The international football tournament provides another opportunity for mathematicians to study the nature of sport statistics. And…

Read MoreThis article from Scientific American presents three puzzles by Martin Gardner, a respected mathematician who died recently. Give ‘em a try.

Read MoreVladimir Arnold, one of the most important mathematicians of the 20th century, died Thursday in France. Among many awards and recognitions Arnold received in his professional career, he was presented the Crafoord Prize in 1982 and in 2001, the World Prize in Mathematics. He is also known as the coauthor of the KAM theorum of classical mechanics,…

Read MoreThink you make many decisions "off the cuff"? Mathematic findings indicate there may be more science to our choices.

Read MoreIf you have the necessary math know-how, it can really pay. John Tate, a scientist from the University of Texas at Austin was recently awarded the Abel Prize–thought of as math’s Nobel–for his work with Algebraic Number Theory. It’s one of the math principles that lies at the heart of internet security, a facet of…

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