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mathematics : the science of numbers and their operations, interrelations, combinations, generalizations, and abstractions and of space configurations and their structure, measurement, transformations, and generalizations — Webster
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Mathematics is the study of quantity, space, structure, and change. Mathematicians seek out patterns and formulate new conjectures. Mathematicians resolve the truth or falsity of conjectures by mathematical proofs, which are arguments sufficient to convince other mathematicians of their validity. The research required to solve mathematical problems can take years or even centuries of sustained inquiry. Since the pioneering work of Giuseppe Peano, David Hilbert, and others on axiomatic systems in the late 19th century, it has become customary to view mathematical research as establishing truth by rigorous deduction from appropriately chosen axioms and definitions. When those mathematical structures are good models of real phenomena, then mathematical reasoning often provides insight or predictions. Through the use of abstraction and logical reasoning, mathematics evolved from counting, calculation, measurement, and the systematic study of the shapes and motions of physical objects. Practical mathematics has been a human activity for as far back as written records exist. Rigorous arguments first appeared in Greek mathematics, most notably in Euclid’s Elements. Mathematics continued to develop, for example in China in 300 BC, in India in AD 100, and in the Muslim world in AD 800, until the Renaissance, when mathematical innovations interacting with new scientific discoveries led to a rapid increase in the rate of mathematical discovery that continues to the present day. — Wikipedia (Math Skills)
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Quantum interference in service of information...
on July 19, 2019 at 4:00 am
(Faculty of Physics University of Warsaw) Scientists from the Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw, in collaboration with the University of Oxford and the NIST agency, have shown that quantum interference enables processing of large sets of data faster and more accurately than with standard methods. Their studies may boost applications of quantum technologies in e.g. artificial intelligence, robotics and medical diagnostics. The results of this work have been published in the Science […]

2007, 2012, 2019: University of Excellence in...
on July 19, 2019 at 4:00 am
(University of Konstanz) The University of Konstanz will also be funded as a University of Excellence within the context of the new German Excellence Strategy competition. […]

Data analysis: Uncertainty as a source of...
on July 18, 2019 at 4:00 am
(Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT) ) Growing data volumes open possibilities to master challenges of society, science, and industry. However, data and analyses are subject to uncertainties. These can be turned into a source of information by probability theory methods. Within the project 'Uncertainty Quantification  From Data to Reliable Knowledge' users and mathematicians of KIT and other institutions collaborate to gain reliable findings from large data volumes and develop […]

How big data algorithms shape opinions
on July 18, 2019 at 4:00 am
(Springer) Human attention is in the highest demand it has ever been. We are now confronted with an ever increasing volume of information that is literally available at our fingertips. Using algorithms to filter information tailored to each individual user seems to offer a technological solution to a social and informational problem. Kris Shaffer's book, Data versus Democracy, investigates how human cognition, algorithmic recommendation systems and human psychology work together to reinforce […]

Simulation explores how insects glean compass...
on July 18, 2019 at 4:00 am
(PLOS) A computational simulation suggests that insects may be capable of using the properties of light from the sky to determine their compass direction with an error of less than two degrees. Evripidis Gkanias of the University of Edinburgh, U.K., and colleagues present their findings in PLOS Computational Biology. […]
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Parallels and Perpendiculars in the Lives of Two...
by Evelyn Lamb on July 20, 2019 at 7:00 pm
In her new book The Weil Conjectures, Karen Olsson ruminates on the trajectories of André and Simone Weil  Read more on ScientificAmerican.com […]

1,000 Years of Congruent Numbers
by Evelyn Lamb on July 13, 2019 at 4:00 pm
These integers have inspired one of the most important unsolved problems in mathematics  Read more on ScientificAmerican.com […]

The Funniest Math Joke
by Evelyn Lamb on June 9, 2019 at 2:00 pm
Because you know it has to be when you write 400 words explaining it  Read more on ScientificAmerican.com […]

Inka History in Knots [Book Review]
by Evelyn Lamb on June 8, 2019 at 2:00 pm
Gary Urton explains what we can and cannot know about Inka khipus  Read more on ScientificAmerican.com […]

Remembering Murray GellMann
by Steve Mirsky on June 4, 2019 at 3:53 am
Murray GellMann, 1969 Nobel Laureate in Physics who identified the quark, died May 24th.  Read more on ScientificAmerican.com […]