Division by zero is it really Impossible
By: codehappykid
There is a mathematical concept known as the asymptote. This concept is taught to most students in the second or third year of high school math. An asymptote refers to a straight line that a graph approaches but never touches; later in calculus or at...
By: Mister Maths
Ghiyaseddin Jamsheed Kashani (1380 - 22 June 1429) was a Persian astronomer and mathematician. His name also appears as Al-Kashi. He was born in Kashan, Iran.While Tamerlane was undertaking his military campaigns, conditions were very difficult with widespread poverty where Kashi grew up. And...
By: Mister Maths
The Rolf Nevanlinna Prize is awarded once every 4 years at the International Congress of Mathematicians, for outstanding contributions in Mathematical Aspects of Information Sciences including:All mathematical aspects of computer science, including complexity theory, logic of programming languages, analysis of algorithms, cryptography, computer vision, pattern...
By: Mister Maths
The IMU Carl Friedrich Gauss Prize for applications of mathematics is to be awarded for outstanding- mathematical contributions that have found significant practical applications outside of mathematics, or- achievements that made the application of mathematical methods to areas outside of mathematics possible in an innovative...
By: Mister Maths
Alexander Grothendieck (Berlin, March 28, 1928) is one of the most important mathematicians of the 20th century. He is also one of its most extreme scientific personalities, with achievements over a short span of years that are still scarcely credible in their broad scope and...
By: Mister Maths
Jean-Pierre Serre (born September 15, 1926) is one of the leading mathematicians of the twentieth century, active in algebraic geometry, number theory and topology. With the Fields Medal in 1954 and the Abel Prize in 2003, he has received two of the highest honors in...
By: Jason Earls
Only forty eight people in history have ever been awarded the Fields Medal the highest honor a mathematician can receive and Enrico Bombieri is one of them.The Fields Medal Award was created in 1936 by the Canadian mathematician, John Charles Fields. It is awarded...
Statistics & lies: Assessing the value of collected data
By: Ian Loft
Using the right set of data, I quite often argue statistics could prove' black is really white. The number of times I hear people quip "statistics prove" such a statement is as meaningless as the point they are trying to prove using such a baseless...
By: Ric S
March 14th for most people is just another day of the week. For math junkies, however, this is the day to celebrate one of the most popular, loved and fascinating number in mathematics pi. Yes, for those who don't know it, March 14 (or 3...
By: Anthony J
Resubmit: a book review"Symmetry and the Monster:One of the Greatest Quests of Mathematics,"by Mark Ronan One would think that a prestigious presssuch as Oxford's, which published "Symmetryand the Monster," would give a manuscript atleast a cursory reading - or hand it over to...

 

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