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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
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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There's a place for us: New research reveals...
on February 17, 2019 at 5:00 am
(Santa Fe Institute) In two back-to-back symposia at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Washington, D.C., on Sunday, Feb. 17 at 1:30 and 3:30 PM respectively, a cross-disciplinary cohort of scientists will present the first comprehensive investigations of how humans interacted with plant and animal species in different cultures worldwide through time. […]
Is quantum computing scalable?
on February 16, 2019 at 5:00 am
(Canadian Institute for Advanced Research) Debbie Leung, a fellow in CIFAR's Quantum Information Science program and a faculty member at the University of Waterloo's Institute for Quantum Computing, will discuss the challenges of scaling quantum computing at the AAAS meeting on Feb. 16. […]
Can we trust scientific discoveries made using...
on February 15, 2019 at 5:00 am
(Rice University) Rice University statistician Genevera Allen is cautioning fellow scientists at the 2019 AAAS Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., not to make assumptions about the accuracy, uncertainty or reproducibility of scientific discoveries made with today's machine learning models. […]
5TONIC Lab showcases progress on EU 5G Project
on February 15, 2019 at 5:00 am
(IMDEA Networks Institute) Earlier this month, the 5TONIC co-creation laboratory played hosts to the members of the EU's 5G-EVE project team when the group met in Madrid for its first plenary meeting. […]
Molecular Lego blocks
on February 14, 2019 at 5:00 am
(Technical University of Munich (TUM)) Organic semiconductors are lightweight, flexible and easy to manufacture. But they often fail to meet expectations regarding efficiency and stability. Researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) are now deploying data mining approaches to identify promising organic compounds for the electronics of the future. […]
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The Couple That Studies the Intermediate Value...
by Evelyn Lamb on February 17, 2019 at 2:00 pm
Mathematicians Nikita Nikolaev and Beatriz Navarro Lameda share their favorite theorem and their mathematics-themed wedding -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com […]
The Voices of Black Mathematicians
by Evelyn Lamb on February 16, 2019 at 2:00 pm
Black History Month in the U.S. is a good time to celebrate these important people -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com […]
Even Kids Can Understand That Algorithms Can Be...
by Evelyn Lamb on February 2, 2019 at 8:00 pm
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is right: machines can lead to racist outcomes -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com […]
Voronoi Tessellations and Scutoids Are Everywhere
by Susan D'Agostino on January 22, 2019 at 12:00 pm
So what are they, anyway? -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com […]
The Unknowability of the Number Line
by Evelyn Lamb on January 12, 2019 at 8:00 pm
Skip Garibaldi tells us about the numbers we can never describe -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com […]