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# Category: Math

## New Number Systems Point Geometry Problem Toward a Real Solution | Quanta Magazine

The Kakeya conjecture predicts how much room you need to point a line in every direction.…

## 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…