Many people find themselves on Facebook and other social networking sites to avoid studying. But for some, Facebook IS a study. Researchers from UNC Chapel Hill are using math to understand the nature of social patterns and how networks evolve. Because human social networks can be complicated, it has been difficult for researchers to understand…

Read MoreCheck out this interview of Shing-Tung Yau, the mathematician known for conceiving the math behind string theory. Learn about how this mathematician, who grew up in poverty in China, eventually graduated with advanced degrees. He then went on to conceive the math that supports string theory, the idea that holds that the universe is built of…

Read MoreOne student’s master’s thesis uses math to predict the placement of non-BCS players in the NFL. Take a look.

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Read MoreIn a disaster, having the right warnings can help to prepare people and save lives. Mathematicians in Australia have created models that can help locate the best places for positioning buoys that can warn the maximum number of people of coming tsunamis.

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