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  • Newton Prize winners to use Mathematics to restore power to the people

    Newton Prize winners to use Mathematics to restore power to the people

    via Eurekalert: Long electricity blackouts have a big impact on a country’s economic activities, social stability and security. Latin America’s energy infrastructure currently lacks the resilience to deal with the increasing frequency of climate-related extreme weather events and natural disasters that cause power supplies to fail. Scientists working in the UK and Chile on a project called strengthening energy infrastructure to withstand extreme weather and natural disasters have won funding through the Newton Prize for Chile. […]

  • Mathematics as weapon against desertification

    Mathematics as weapon against desertification

    Via Phys Org : Ph.D. student Robbin Bastiaansen applies mathematics to get insight in practical problems. By comparing mathematical models with developments in existing ecosystems, he hopes to demystify the process of desertification. His research has been published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), a rare achievement for a mathematician. During desertification, a desert area is extending or a new desert is created. Intermediates of this process are ‘almost deserts,” with vegetation patterns […]

  • Who needs maths? Oh, only animators, builders, nurses, plumbers…

    Who needs maths? Oh, only animators, builders, nurses, plumbers…

    via The Irish Times: In the midst of Maths Week Ireland many students may be asking, “What use is mathematics and what purpose is served by studying it?” Mathematicians often stress the inherent beauty and intellectual charm of the subject, but that is unlikely to persuade many people, who demand to know how mathematics can be of use and value to them. In reality, mathematics is essential in numerous contexts: the diversity is remarkable, and you […]

  • Mathematician allegedly solves 159yrs old mathematics

    Mathematician allegedly solves 159yrs old mathematics

    via Vanguard: British mathematician Michael Atiyah claims he has a “simple proof’’ for the Riemann hypothesis, which has been one of the greatest challenges in maths since German mathematician Bernhard Riemann brought it out in 1859. According to a tweet posted by the Heidelberg Laureate Forum, a networking event for mathematicians and computer scientists from the entire world, the British-Lebanese mathematician will address the forum on Sept. 24 and show the world his proof of the […]

  • Mathematics can assist cities in addressing unstructured neighborhoods

    Mathematics can assist cities in addressing unstructured neighborhoods

    via ScienceDaily: New mathematical models developed by the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory with collaborators at Sam Houston State University and the University of Chicago can help guide changes to the layout of poor urban neighborhoods to improve access to resources with minimum disruption and cost. The researchers established a novel way to mathematically analyze poor and informally developed urban communities, revealing obstacles between unplanned areas and the infrastructure that provides resources for basic […]

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    Mathematics: A powerful tool for understanding the world

    via Open Access Government: Dr Juan C. Meza, Division Director for the Division of Mathematical Sciences (DMS) at the National Science Foundation (NSF) reveals why mathematics is such a powerful tool for understanding the world around us In the article, “The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Mathematics in the Natural Sciences”, the well-known physicist Eugene Wigner once wrote about the wide applicability of mathematics even beyond its own field. So, why is it that mathematics has proven such […]

  • Creating Social Change Through Mathematics

    Creating Social Change Through Mathematics

    via DailyCal: My name is Celeste Gonzalez. I am a first-generation, low-income Latina. I was once an English Language Development student, and statistics have shown that I should not have made it this far in my education; however, my accomplishments are a result of resilience and support. One of my biggest forms of support this past year has been the Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program, or URAP, and my mentor, Mallika Scott. Through URAP, I have been […]

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    Mathematics: A Powerful Tool For Understanding The World

    via Open Access Government: Dr Juan C. Meza, Division Director for the Division of Mathematical Sciences (DMS) at the National Science Foundation (NSF) reveals why mathematics is such a powerful tool for understanding the world around us. In the article, “The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Mathematics in the Natural Sciences”, the well-known physicist Eugene Wigner once wrote about the wide applicability of mathematics even beyond its own field. So, why is it that mathematics has proven such […]

  • Mathematics Inspired Art On Display

    Mathematics Inspired Art On Display

    via news24: “MATHEMATICS is all around us, whether we are [aware of it or not].” So says Mia Brettell, a scholar from East London, who created a human face entirely out of mathematical shapes as her entry in the Eastern Cape’s first Math-Art competition, run by Nelson Mandela University’s Govan Mbeki Mathematics Development Centre (GMMDC). Brettell was one of 113 entrants from 36 high schools across the province, whose maths-inspired artworks are on display at […]

  • How The Power Of Mathematics Can Help Assess Lung Function

    How The Power Of Mathematics Can Help Assess Lung Function

    via ScienceDaily: Researchers at the University of Southampton have developed a new computational way of analysing X-ray images of lungs, which could herald a breakthrough in the diagnosis and assessment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and other lung diseases. A multi-disciplinary team of mathematicians, clinicians, and image specialists from three University of Southampton faculties has devised a method for numerically describing the complicated three-dimensional structure of the lung using topology — a part of mathematics […]