Researcher uses 379-year-old algorithm to crack crypto keys found in the wild

It takes only a second to crack the handful of weak keys. Are there more out…

A Spanish data scientist’s strategy to win 99% of the time at Wordle

Esteban Moro has created an algorithm to solve the trending online game that has hundreds of…

The Riemann conjecture unveiled by physics

A mystery of mathematics that has remained unsolved for more than 150 years can be unraveled…

An AI has disproved five mathematical conjectures with no human help

An artificial intelligence has disproved five mathematical conjectures, despite not being equipped with any information about…

Alien Art Drawn With Surprisingly Simple Math

Programmer [aemkei] Tweeted the formula (x ^ y) % 9 alongside code for more “alien art”.…

Mathematician Disproves 80-Year-Old Algebra Conjecture

Inside the symmetries of a crystal shape, a postdoctoral researcher has unearthed a counterexample to a…

At last! There’s an algorithm that’s closer than ever to solving the traveling salesperson problem

Planning the best route with multiple destinations is hard even for supercomputers – a new approach…

Matrix Multiplication Inches Closer to Mythic Goal

A matrix can also have entries that are themselves matrices. These four-by-four matrix matrix has four…

Mathematicians Find a New Class of Digitally Delicate Primes

Despite finding no specific examples, researchers have proved the existence of a pervasive kind of prime…

New Algorithm Breaks Speed Limit for Solving Linear Equations

By harnessing randomness, a new algorithm achieves a fundamentally novel — and faster — way of…

This Inmate Used Solitary Confinement to Learn Math. Now He’s Solving the World’s Hardest Equations

In 2010, Christopher Havens was sentenced to 25 years for murder. In 2020, his work in…

The Riemann Hypothesis, Explained

The Riemann hypothesis is the most notorious unsolved problem in all of mathematics. Ever since it…