The first equation to successfully represent waves was made in the 1700s. Now, hundreds of years later, new research has surfaced on the topic. One question that researchers Biondini and Mantzavino attempt to answer in their new paper is, “what happens when a wave has small imperfections at its origin?” Read more about this new…

Read MoreHow many ways can you arrange 128 tennis balls? The answer is about 10^250, also known as ten unquadragintilliard. This number exceeds the total number of particles in the universe! Find out more about how researchers solved this problem here!

Read MoreBaltimore Ravens offensive lineman John Urschel will begin a PhD in mathematics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology this year. He graduated from Penn State with a 4.0 GPA. His PhD studies will focus on spectral graph theory, numerical linear algebra, and machine learning. In a previous interview, Urschel told a reporter that he spends…

Read MoreWhy does the falling curtain of chocolate on a chocolate fountain pull inwards rather than straight downwards? One mathematics student figured out that chocolate fountains follow the same pattern as ‘water bells,’ which fall inwards because of surface tension. You can make your own water bell at home by putting a pen vertically under a…

Read More“Crime in Los Angeles dropped dramatically when the Los Angeles Police Department deployed officers based on crime predictions made by a mathematical model, a team of scholars and police department colleagues reports today. The mathematical model would be effective in cities worldwide, the researchers said.” Read more here!

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