Activists at the Supreme Court opposed to partisan gerrymandering hold up representations of congressional districts from North Carolina, left, and Maryland, right.
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Supreme Court justices have previously called statistical methods of measuring partisan gerrymandering 'sociological gobbledygook' and 'a bunch of baloney.'
Australian mathematician Akshay Venkatesh honoured in this year’s Fields Medals.
I was in second year at the University of Western Australia when Akshay Venkatesh skipped first year maths and jumped straight into my classes. He was 13 at the time. Now he's won a prestigious award.
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Prime numbers are a mathematical mystery.
Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford
High school students can blame ancient India for quadratic equations and calculus.
It took 80 years for a woman to be awarded the highest prize in mathematics, the Fields Medal.
Some have suggested that deracialising the academy requires all researchers, teachers and students to link knowledge and identity. What might this mean for mathematics?
Computers are coming up with proofs in mathematics that are almost impossible for a human to check.
Computers are increasingly used to prove mathematical theorems. So does that mean human mathematicians will become obselete?
This “pi plate” shows some of the progress toward finding all the digits of pi.
On the occasion of Pi Day, a look at the history of calculating the actual, and increasingly exact, value of pi (π).
Dev Patel plays Ramanujan (right) with Jeremy Iron’s as his Cambridge mentor G H Hardy (left) in The Man Who Knew Infinity.
Srinivasa Ramanujan was one of the most brilliant mathematicians of the 20th century. His story is told in the movie The Man Who Knew Infinity, screening tonight in selected cinemas in Australia.