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Mathematics News
March 28, 2020

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As COVID-19 spreads worldwide, leaders are relying on mathematical models to make public health and economic decisions. A new model improves tracking of epidemics by ... read more
Whether it's coronavirus or misinformation, scientists can use mathematical models to predict how something will spread across populations. But what happens if a pathogen ... read more

A Novel Processor That Solves a Notoriously Complex Mathematical Problem

Scientists have designed a novel processor architecture that can solve combinatorial optimization problems much faster than existing ones. Combinatorial optimization are complex problems that show up ... read more
Researchers have developed a mathematical model that describes how rotating detonation ... read more
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Mathematical Model Reveals Behavior of Cellular Enzymes

Mathematical modeling helps researchers to understand how enzymes in the body work to ensure normal functioning. The models also can show how genetic mutations alter the enzymes' behavior in ... read more

Researchers Rank 'Smartest' Schools of Fish When It Comes to Travel Formations

A research team has showcased a new mathematical model capable of determining what formations give a school's swimmers the biggest advantage when it comes to energy efficiency and speeds, ... read more

New Mathematical Model for Amyloid Formation

Scientists report on a mathematical model for the formation of amyloid fibrils. The model sheds light on how the aggregation process can occur in a catalytic manner, something that has not been ... read more

How Moon Jellyfish Get About

With their translucent bells, moon jellyfish (Aurelia aurita) move around the oceans in a very efficient way. Scientists have now used a mathematical model to investigate how these cnidarians manage ... read more

Brewing a Better Espresso, With a Shot of Math

Researchers are challenging common espresso wisdom, finding that fewer coffee beans, ground more coarsely, are the key to a drink that is cheaper to make, more consistent from shot to shot, and just ... read more

How Human Social Structures Emerge

What rules shaped humanity's original social networks? The earliest social networks were tightly knit cultural groups made of multiple biologically related families. That single group would then ... read more

Creating Learning Resources for Blind Students

Mathematics and science Braille textbooks are expensive and require an enormous effort to produce -- until now. A team of researchers has developed a method for easily creating textbooks in Braille, ... read more

Mathematicians Put Famous Battle of Britain 'What If' Scenarios to the Test

Mathematicians have developed a new model to explore what the impact of changes to Luftwaffe tactics would actually have been. Their approach uses statistical modelling to calculate how the Battle ... read more

New Mathematical Model Shows How Diversity Speeds Consensus

Scientific literature abounds with examples of ways in which member diversity can benefit a group -- whether spider colonies' ability to forage or an industrial company's financial ... read more

Indeterminist Physics for an Open World

Classical physics is characterized by the equations describing the world. Yet our day-to-day experience is struck by this deterministic vision of the world. A physicist has been analyzing the ... read more

A New Method for Boosting the Learning of Mathematics

How can mathematics learning in primary school be facilitated? Scientists have developed an intervention to promote the learning of math in school. Named ACE-ArithmEcole, the program is designed to ... read more

Fireballs: Mail from Space

The analysis of fireball observations in large datasets can be made much quicker with the help of a neat mathematical ... read more

Efficient Methods Developed to Simulate How Electromagnetic Waves Interact With Devices

It takes a tremendous amount of computer simulations to create a device like an MRI scanner that can image your brain by detecting electromagnetic waves propagating through tissue. The tricky part is ... read more

The Mathematics of Prey Detection in Spider Orb-Webs

Spider webs are one of nature's most fascinating manifestations. Many spiders extrude proteinaceous silk to weave sticky webs that ensnare unsuspecting prey who venture into their threads. ... read more

First Mathematical Proof for Key Law of Turbulence in Fluid Mechanics

Turbulence is one of the least understood phenomena of the physical world. Long considered too hard to understand and predict mathematically, turbulence is the reason the Navier-Stokes equations, ... read more

Water Animation Gets Easier

A team of computer science professors created a method to quickly resize animations of fluids without having to completely re-simulate the entire ... read more

A Method With Roots in AI Uncovers How Humans Make Choices in Groups and Social Media

Using a mathematical framework with roots in artificial intelligence and robotics, researchers were able to uncover the process for how a person makes choices in groups. And, they also found they ... read more

Mathematician Develops Model to Control Spread of Aquatic Invasive Species

Adjusting the water flow rate in a river can prevent invasive species from moving upstream and expanding their range. An applied mathematician has developed a partial differential equation model to ... read more

Foam Offers Way to Manipulate Light

Scientists have shown that a type of foam long studied by scientists is able to block particular wavelengths of light, a coveted property for next-generation information technology that uses light ... read more

A New Parallel Strategy for Tackling Turbulence on Summit

A team developed an algorithm for simulating turbulence on Summit, the world's most powerful and smartest supercomputer. The team distributed the problem in such a way that the algorithm reached ... read more

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