# Mathematics

## Latest about Mathematics

### This Biologist Cracked a Problem That's Stumped Mathematicians for 68 Years

By Rafi Letzter published

An amateur mathematician just partially solved the Hadwiger-Nelson problem, which has vexed mathematicians since 1950.

### Creator of 'Grand Unified Theory of Mathematics' Wins Prestigious Math Prize

By Tia Ghose published

Robert Langlands, a professor at the Institute for Advanced Studies at Princeton University, won one of mathematics' most prestigious prizes for a lifetime for groundbreaking work.

### Famous Mathematician Joseph Fourier Would Have Been 250 Today. Here's Why He Matters

By Richard Gunderman, David Gunderman published

Fourier's discoveries can still be felt in modern-day radiology, climate science and physics.

### 10 Surprising Facts About Pi

By Tia Ghose published

From its ancient origins to the unanswered questions, here are some surprising facts about pi.

### This Huge New Prime Number Is a Very Big Deal

By Rafi Letzter published

This prime is worth $3,000, but a $250,000 prime is getting much closer.

### Mathematicians Awarded $3 Million for Cracking Century-Old Problem

By Tia Ghose published

The Breakthrough Prize in mathematics was awarded to two researchers who showed that polynomial questions with many variables have a finite number of solution types.

### Who Invented Zero?

By Jessie Szalay published

The concept of zero, both as a placeholder and as a symbol for nothing, is a relatively recent development.

### The 11 most beautiful mathematical equations

By Clara Moskowitz published

Scientists chose their favorite equations.

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