The full picture of quantum field theory has long eluded physicists. Calling in mathematicians will have profound consequences for both fields.
When will a disease stop spreading through a population? The formula is simple, but the variables are much more complicated.
The rectangular peg problem asks a seemingly simple question: Does a closed loop include the corners of every kind of rectangle?
Conway, who passed away on April 11, was known for his rapid computation, his playful approach, and solving problems with “his own bare hands.”
An advance in our understanding of quantum computing offers stunning solutions to problems that have long puzzled mathematicians and physicists.