Category Archives: Mathematics News
When a German retiree proved a famous long-standing mathematical conjecture, the response was underwhelming.
As he was brushing his teeth on the morning of July 17, 2014, Thomas Royen, a little-known retired German statistician, suddenly lit upon the proof of a famous conjecture at the intersection of geometry, probability theory and statistics that had eluded top experts for decades.
Known as the Gaussian correlation inequality (GCI), the conjecture originated in the 1950s, was posed in its most elegant form in 1972 and has held mathematicians in its thrall ever since.
Click here for the full article: A Long-Sought Proof, Found and Almost Lost
Celebrate STEM at the largest science festival in the country! Join the 4th USA Science & Engineering Festival in Washington, D.C. April 16-17, 2016.
Source: USA Science and Engineering Festival – Home
A new algorithm efficiently solves the graph isomorphism problem, which has puzzled computer scientists for decades.
New algorithm cracks graph problem | Science News