Melanie Wood is first woman to win Waterman Award in mathematics. Credit: Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer Recognized for contributions in number theory, algebraic geometry, topology.…

# Posts published in “Mathematics”

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Who made more accurate predictions about the course of the COVID-19 pandemic — experts or the public? A study from the University of Cambridge has…

Evolution of excess mortality due to pausing administration of the AstraZeneca vaccine as a function of the number of days of interruption. Credit: Davide Faranda,…

An international research team has proven that the imaginary part of quantum mechanics can be observed in action in the real world. For almost a…

Scientists modeling the spread of COVID-19 showed that a temporary state of immunity arises when many social groups collectively have been infected. This ‘transient collective…

Illustration of a network of contacts to show the spreading of COVID-19 in a population where a fraction of the individuals (cones) wear masks and…

Are we really living in a polarized world? A mathematical model reveals surprises — particularly about people in the middle. When people talk about the…

Clustered fruit fly nurse cells squeeze their contents into a large egg cell. Credit: Jasmin Imran Alsous Oocyte growth relies on physical phenomena that drive…

Inferred reactive probability currents of marine debris into garbage patches (red boxes). Black boxes indicate coastal boxes from which those currents emerge. The color of…

The vital role of ventilation in the spread of COVID-19 has been quantified by researchers, who have found that in poorly-ventilated spaces, the virus spreads…

## Newton’s Principia: A Story of Lost and Stolen Books and Scrupulous Detective Work Across Continents

Caltech’s own copy of the first edition of the Principia is part of the Institute’s Archives and Special Collections. In the 18th century, it belonged…

Depiction of interdependencies in human migration away from flood zones to inland cities in Bangladesh. Credit: Maurizio Porfiri, Ph.D. NYU Tandon researcher devises a mathematical…

A research team from RUDN University developed an algorithm to help large groups of people make optimal decisions in a short time. They confirmed the…

A mathematical model that can help project the contagiousness and spread of infectious diseases like the seasonal flu may not be the best way to…

Figure 1. PER abundance oscillates in a circadian manner through an autoregulatory negative feedback loop. This oscillation enables robust timekeeping of circadian-timed physiological and behavioral…

At some point in life, most people have stood over a rolled-out slab of cookie dough and pondered just how to best cut out cookies…

A team of mathematicians from RUDN University added new symbolic integration functionality to the Sage computerized algebra system. The team implemented ideas and methods suggested…

Forecasting cannot foresee COVID-19 infection rates peaking or plateauing. During the first months of the COVID-19 pandemic, Joseph Lee McCauley, a physics professor at the…

Majorana constellations of some of the most quantum states in various dimensions. Credit: Luis L. Sánchez Soto Investigators develop a method to determine how quantum…

Simulations based on a new model for the spread of epidemics show the decrease in infection rates as a result of social distancing. Credit: M.…