Maths News

We provide the latest Mathematics news from all of the corners of the globe.

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The Official News from the Mathematical Association of America has duly been updated below:

Also the Official News from Science Daily has been added below:

  • Tue, 27 Feb 2024 18:07:46 +0000: Pythagoras was wrong: there are no universal musical harmonies, new study finds - Mathematics News -- ScienceDaily
    The tone and tuning of musical instruments has the power to manipulate our appreciation of harmony, new research shows. The findings challenge centuries of Western music theory and encourage greater experimentation with instruments from different cultures.
  • Tue, 27 Feb 2024 18:07:40 +0000: Maths: Smart learning software helps children during lockdowns -- and beyond - Mathematics News -- ScienceDaily
    Intelligent tutoring systems for math problems helped pupils remain or even increase their performance during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new study. Researchers analyzed data from five million exercises done by around 2,700 pupils in Germany over a period of five years. The study found that particularly lower-performing children benefit if they use the software regularly.
  • Fri, 16 Feb 2024 18:58:20 +0000: New chip opens door to AI computing at light speed - Mathematics News -- ScienceDaily
    Engineers have developed a new chip that uses light waves, rather than electricity, to perform the complex math essential to training AI. The chip has the potential to radically accelerate the processing speed of computers while also reducing their energy consumption.
  • Thu, 01 Feb 2024 17:17:06 +0000: Swarming cicadas, stock traders, and the wisdom of the crowd - Mathematics News -- ScienceDaily
    The springtime emergence of vast swarms of cicadas can be explained by a mathematical model of collective decision-making with similarities to models describing stock market crashes.
  • Mon, 29 Jan 2024 17:23:59 +0000: How does a 'reverse sprinkler' work? Researchers solve decades-old physics puzzle - Mathematics News -- ScienceDaily
    For decades scientists have been trying to solve Feynman's Sprinkler Problem: How does a sprinkler running in reverse work? Through a series of experiments, a team of mathematicians has figured out how flowing fluids exert forces and move structures, thereby revealing the answer to this long-standing mystery.