## 9 Best Articles in 2022

Quanta Magazine

### In Mathematics, It Often Takes a Good Map to Find Answers

Quanta Magazine

5 min read · 2020-06-01 · Mathematicians try to figure out when problems can be solved using current knowledge — and when they have to chart a new path instead.

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### The Map of Mathematics

Quanta Magazine

2020-02-14 · Explore our surprisingly simple, absurdly ambitious and necessarily incomplete guide to the boundless mathematical universe.

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### Mathematics for the adventurous self-learner

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~20 min read · 2020-02-24 · For over six years now, I've been studying mathematics on my own in my spare time - working my way through books, exercises, and online courses. In this post I'll share what books and resources I've…

Quanta Magazine

### The Journey to Define Dimension

Quanta Magazine

8 min read · 2021-09-14 · The concept of dimension seems simple enough, but mathematicians struggled for centuries to precisely define and understand it.

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### Landmark Computer Science Proof Cascades Through Physics and Math

Quanta Magazine

6 min read · 2020-03-04 · Computer scientists established a new boundary on computationally verifiable knowledge. In doing so, they solved major open problems in quantum mechanics and pure mathematics.

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### Does Time Really Flow? New Clues Come From a Century-Old Approach to Math.

Quanta Magazine

~13 min read · 2020-04-07 · The laws of physics imply that the passage of time is an illusion. To avoid this conclusion, we might have to rethink the reality of infinitely precise numbers.

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### Garbage Math

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2020-04-17 · This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.5 License. This means you're free to copy and share these comics (but not to sell them). More details.

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### RIP John Conway

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2020-04-13 · This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.5 License. This means you're free to copy and share these comics (but not to sell them). More details.

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### How Many Numbers Exist? Infinity Proof Moves Math Closer to an Answer.

Quanta Magazine

7 min read · 2021-07-15 · For 50 years, mathematicians have believed that the total number of real numbers is unknowable. A new proof suggests otherwise.

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### What if Math Is a Fundamental Part of Nature, Not Something Humans Came Up With?

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3 min read · Jan 2nd · Nature is an unstoppable force, and a beautiful one at that. Everywhere you look, the natural world is laced with stunning patterns that can be described with mathematics. From bees to blood vessels,…

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### Mathematicians Outwit Hidden Number Conspiracy

Quanta Magazine

9 min read · Jan 3rd · Decades ago, a mathematician posed a warmup problem for some of the most difficult questions about prime numbers. It turned out to be just as difficult to solve, until now.

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### An Injection of Chaos Solves Decades-Old Fluid Mystery

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2 min read · Jan 4th · In the 1960s, drillers noticed that certain fluids would firm up if they flowed too fast. Researchers have finally explained why.

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### That weird light at the bottom of a mug — ENVELOPES

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### Mathematicians Clear Hurdle in Quest to Decode Primes

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4 min read · Jan 13th · Paul Nelson has solved the subconvexity problem, bringing mathematicians one step closer to understanding the Riemann hypothesis and the distribution of prime numbers.

The Conversation

### Sports card explosion holds promise for keeping kids engaged in math

The Conversation

~11 min read · 2021-12-22 · Student math skills dropped during the pandemic. A business professor believes using sports cards in class could help turn that around.

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### Seeing the natural world through a mathematical lens

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

3 min read · Jan 13th · MIT senior David Darrow loves to use math as a way to explore the world around him. His other passions are language — he has studied German, Russian, French, and Spanish at the Institute — and…

Science News

### Take an online journey through the history of math

Science News

3 min read · Jan 18th · ‘History of Mathematics’ explores the origins of arithmetic, algebra, geometry and more.