Mathematics

Four 2019 40 Under 40 Award Winners Are From Lincoln Laboratory

Each year, the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) presents the Young AFCEA 40 Under 40 award to 40 individuals under age 40 for their significant contributions to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)....

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Study Sheds Light On Gauge Invariance In Ultrastrong-coupling Cavity Quantum Electrodynamics

In quantum electrodynamics, the choice of gauge (i.e. specific mathematical formalism used to regulate degrees of freedom) can greatly influence the form of light-matter interactions. Interestingly, however, the "gauge invariance" principle implies...
Related topics: Quantum, Physics

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Two New Books Will Transform Your Everyday Understanding Of Math

Perfectly smart adults feel intimidated by numbers and aren’t ashamed to say, “I hate math.” Two new books could help change that by making the dreaded topic relevant and accessible to naturalists, artsy types, the philosophically...

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A Lil’ Positivity: Street In Front Of Nasa Headquarters Renamed ‘hidden Figures Way’

Source: Chip Somodevilla / Getty Street In Front Of NASA Headquarters Renamed To ‘Hidden Figures Way’ NASA paid homage to the pioneering mathematicians Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughn and Mary Jackson with a permanent tribute at the...
Related topics: NASA, Space

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Flickering Sky Islands Generate Andean Biodiversity

A new video shows how climate change connected and disconnected Andean "sky islands" during the past million years. The innovative mathematical model used to make the video was based on fossil pollen records and shows how the entire páramo habitat...
Related topics: Biodiversity, Science Videos, Fossils, Paleontology

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Nasa Honors 'hidden Figures' With Street Renaming - Cnet

The renaming pays tribute to NASA mathematicians Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson.
Related topics: NASA, Space

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Math Is Hard

  Part One: The Seattle Minimum Wage Study, a study supported and funded in part by the Seattle city government, is out with a new NBER paper evaluating Seattle’s minimum wage increase to $13 an hour and it finds significant disemployment...

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The Funniest Math Joke

Because you know it has to be when you write 400 words explaining it -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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After Math: We're Not Playing Around

E3 2019 is nearly upon us and the gaming news is already coming at a breakneck pace. Google divulged new details about its upcoming Stadia game streaming service and Razor announced the launch of a new lightweight headset while GameStop's...
Related topics: Google

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Mathematics Of Plant Leaves

A Japanese plant species with a peculiar leaf pattern recently revealed unexpected insight into how almost all plants control their leaf arrangement.

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Bees Can Link Symbols To Numbers, Study Finds

We know bees get the concept of zero and can do basic math. Now researchers have discovered they may also be capable of connecting symbols to numbers. It's a finding that sheds new light on how numerical abilities may have evolved over millennia and...
Related topics: Scientific Discoveries

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Mathematicians Work Out How To Predict Success In Show Business

Mathematicians have found a way to predict whether an actor's career has peaked or if their most successful days lie ahead.

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Csus Awarded $7m To Improve Equity In Stem Education

Six CSU campuses will receive a combined $7.5 million to reimagine online courses in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields: Fullerton, Humboldt, Los Angeles, San Luis Obispo, San Marcos and Sonoma. ​The awards are issued...

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The Best Way For A Mouse To Escape A Cat, According To Math

A mouse is stuck swimming in a pool while a cat paces, ready to strike. Here's how to calculate that mouse's optimal strategy.

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Problem-solving Helps Pupils To Learn Mathematics

A primary reason as to why pupils are having difficulties learning mathematics is the excessive emphasis on learning procedures and working with routine tasks. The pupils' knowledge would improve if larger emphasis was placed on problem solving. In...

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An Intimate Portrait Of Asian Elephants, A Case For Math-driven Physics, And Other New Science Books

Book recommendations from the editors of Scientific American -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Related topics: Physics

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Snowflakes Inform Scientists How Tooth Enamel Is Formed

Physicists and mathematicians use the classical Stefan problem to explain the principles of crystal formation, such as those that create snowflakes . Researchers in the University of Helsinki and Aalto University have now adapted the same principles...
Related topics: Physics

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Hands That See, Eyes That Feel? Brain Study Reveals The Mathematics Of Identifying Objects

Researchers demonstrate that our brain need only perform a few lightning-fast statistical calculations to detect key properties of unknown objects.

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'major Step Forward': Mechanical Engineer Developing A More Accurate Failure Prediction Model For...

Heidi Feigenbaum, a professor at Northern Arizona University, received a $544,758 grant from the U.S. Department of the Army to develop a mathematical model that will more accurately predict how the materials in bridges, pipes and other...

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'major Step Forward': Mechanical Engineer Developing A More Accurate Failure Prediction Model For...

Heidi Feigenbaum, a professor at Northern Arizona University, received a $544,758 grant from the U.S. Department of the Army to develop a mathematical model that will more accurately predict how the materials in bridges, pipes and other...

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