# Mathematics

## Latest about Mathematics

### Long-Standing Problem of 'Golden Ratio' and Other Irrational Numbers Solved with 'Magical Simplicity'

By Leila Sloman published

Mathematicians have finally proved a conjecture on approximating numbers with fractions

### Mathematician Wins $3 Million Breakthrough Prize for 'Magic Wand Theorem'

By Rafi Letzter published

Their research answered many questions. Among them: What happens if you put a candle in a room full of perfect mirrors?

### This Mathematician's 'Mysterious' New Method Just Solved a 30-Year-Old Problem

By Rafi Letzter published

The proof took 30 years to be solved, but it's so simple and elegant that you can summarize it in a single tweet.

### Mathematicians Edge Closer to Solving a 'Million Dollar' Math Problem

By Rafi Letzter published

A new paper could end up being a big step toward solving one of the oldest unanswered puzzles in mathematics: Is the Riemann hypothesis correct?

### Computer Software Could Crack Centuries-Old Math Puzzle

By Christopher Rasmussen published

Mathematicians have known how to solve something called an S-unit equation for several years. However, the process is so convoluted that few can actually use it to tackle their problems.

### A Mathematician Just Solved a Deceptively Simple Puzzle That Has Boggled Minds for 64 Years

By Brandon Specktor published

Can you add three cubed numbers and get 33? A mathematician just did, and it took only a few quadrillion attempts.

### Karen Uhlenbeck Just Won One of Math's Most Prestigious Prizes. Here's Why Her Work Is So Important.

By Yasemin Saplakoglu published

Her work has led to some of the most important advances in math in the last 40 years.

### How a German City Developed — And Then Lost — Generations of Math Geniuses

By David Gunderman published

Anti-Semitism brought down one of the world's greatest centers for mathematical research.

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