Bourbaki was gnomic and mythical, impossible to pin down; his mathematics just the opposite: unified, unambiguous, free of human idiosyncrasy.
A human hand has the power to split wooden planks and demolish concrete blocks. A trio of physicists investigated why this feat doesn't shatter our bones.
The woman who revolutionized nursing was also a mathematician who knew the power of a visible representation of information.
J. Ernest Wilkins Jr. worked on the Manhattan Project and signed a petition that the bomb not be used before Japan was offered terms of surrender.
It’s real. And it will use quantum entanglement to generate true mathematical randomness. Here’s why that matters.
Inge Lehmann was the seismologist and mathematician who figured out what the Earth's core was actually made of.
The fate of a free throw is set the instant the ball leaves the player’s fingertips.
Gambling is one of humankind’s oldest activities. Elaborate technologies and customs have emerged around games of chance. Dice in particular have drawn attention from scholars.
At the beginning of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, a coin toss lands as heads 92 times in a row, the odds of which are a mere 1 in 5 octillion.
For many people, memories of maths lessons at school are anything but pretty. Yet “beautiful” is a word ...