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Category: Unsolved Problems

After first hearing of James Tanton (the subject of our April 2017 interview), I was excited to discover that he had books in print. The first one I …

Eugene Goostman, an artificial intelligence program purporting to be a thirteen year old boy from the Ukraine, recently prompted a spate of breathless news articles reporting that an AI …

Can we make computers that think like or even better than human beings? If we can, will these computers make the world a better place as in Isaac Asimov’s …

The MRB constant is the upper limit point of the sequence of partial sums defined by: \displaystyle S(x) = \sum_{n=1}^{x}{(-1)^n n^\frac{1}{n}}. The goal of this article is to show …

Title: The Computer as CrucibleAuthors: Jonathan Borwein and Keith DevlinTrue pp.: 154Publisher: A K Peters LtdPublished on: November 2008ISBN-13: 978-1568813431Rating: 8/10 Jonathan Borwein and Keith Devlin are well-known mathematicians …

The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man. — …

Two beautiful mathematical documentaries are “Fermat’s Last Theorem” and “Dangerous Knowledge”. Both take a popular science style approach to describing compelling and emotional stories about great mathematicians. The first …