A problem that has been confounding mathematicians for more than 150 years may have been solved by a Nigerian university professor.Dr Opeyemi Enoch, from the Federal University in the city of Oye Ekiti, is thought to have solved the Riemann Hypothesis - which has left mathematicians scratching their heads since it was first proposed by German Bernhard Riemann in 1859.He presented his proof at the International Conference on Mathematics and Computer Science and, if he is proved correct, coul....
There is no national holiday. People do not get a day off work.But for a certain type of person, there are fewer more exciting days than the fourth of April 2016.The date so written - 4/4/16 - represents just one of nine so-called Square Root Days every century. The last was celebrated on March 3 2009 and the next one will be marked on May 5 2025.
A 13-year-old boy from Texas won a national math competition on Monday with an answer rooted in probabilities â€” and a dash of farming.The boy, Luke Robitaille, took less than a second to buzz in at the Raytheon Mathcounts National Competition with the correct answer.The question: In a barn, 100 chicks sit peacefully in a circle. Suddenly, each chick randomly pecks the chick immedi....
Everything in physics is described by an equation. Equations can describe the shape of lines, curves, surfaces, and just about any object you can think of. In fact, youâ€™d be hard-pressed to think of anything not described by some equation or another.So this leads us to an interesting question: Is there a mathematical equation that describes itself? The answer, it turns out, is yes. Itâ€™s called Tupperâ€™s Self-Referential Formula, and it looks like this:
The British train timetables changed on May 20. Since then, there has been chaos across the railway network. The railway operators Northern and Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) have been particularly affected by the changes which have led to....
GURUGRAM: The annual assessment test of students from Class I to VIII, for the session 2017-2018, conducted by State Educational Research and Training Council (SCERT) for the education department in March, is out. Among districts, Mahendergarh has topped with 60% students getting more than 50% in their examination, but in Gurugram, only 51% students got more than 50%. The performance in the assessment is not very different from the dismal show in the Class X board exams, in which only 47% passed....
A picture is worth 1,000 words, the saying goes, but a group of Harvard-based scientists is hoping that it may also be worth the same number of equations.
Pictorial laws appear to unify ideas from disparate, interdisciplinary fields of knowledge, linking them beautifully like elements of a da Vinci painting. The group is working to expand the pictorial mathematical language first outlined last year by Arthur Jaffe, the Landon T. Clay Professor of Mathematics and Theoretical Science, and postd....
On March 20, American-Canadian mathematician Robert Langlands received the Abel Prize, celebrating lifetime achievement in mathematics. Langlandsâ€™ research demonstrated how concepts from geometry, algebra and analysis could be brought together by a common link to prime numbers.When the King of Norway presents the award to Langlands in May, he will honor the latest in a 2,300-year effort....