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Category Archives: Theoretical Mathematics
Platonic Solids, Symmetry, and the Fourth Dimension
On his blog Azimuth, John Baez has been posting a series called “Symmetry and the Fourth Dimension.” He writes: “The idea is to start with something very familiar and then take it a little further than most people have seen…without … Continue reading
Posted in Math Education, Theoretical Mathematics
Tagged 3d geometry, 4d geometry, fourth dimension, geometry, john baez, platonic solids, polytopes, visualizaion
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Narrowing the Gap
A group of seasoned mathematicians including Terence Tao are working to improve on Yitang Zhang’s exciting recent proof that there are infinitely many pairs of consecutive primes separated by no more than 70 million. A glance at the polymath8 wiki … Continue reading
Posted in Number Theory, Theoretical Mathematics
Tagged number theory, Polymath, Terence Tao, Twin Primes Conjecture, Yitang Zhang
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World Science Festival is happening now! (And there’s a lot about math going on)
A Physicist, two Mathematicians and a Philosopher walk into a room and start to discuss infinity. This sounds like the set up to a great joke. But it’s actually one of the events that will occur tonight at 8:00PM EST … Continue reading
Posted in Events, Math Education, Mathematics and the Arts, Recreational Mathematics, Theoretical Mathematics
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This Week in Number Theory
By now you’ve probably heard the announcements of two big results in number theory: Yitang Zhang of the University of New Hampshire proved that there are infinitely many pairs of primes whose differences are under 70 million, and Harald Helfgott … Continue reading
Posted in Theoretical Mathematics
Tagged goldbach conjecture, number theory, prime numbers, twin primes
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Tangled Up in LowDimensional Topology
Low Dimensional Topology is, logically enough, a blog about lowdimensional topology. Authors Ryan Budney, Nathan Dunfield, Jesse Johnson, Daniel Moskovich, and Henry Wilton write about 2, 3, and 4manifolds, knot theory, quantum topology, and more Heegaard splittings than you can … Continue reading →