Online sleuthing and deductive reasoning identifies what appears to be the only existent portrait painted of the celebrated scientist during his lifetime.
The pioneering African-American “computer” has died aged 101.
Largely unknown today, Bourbaki was the last mathematician to master nearly all aspects of the field. There’s just one problem: Bourbaki never existed.
Supreme Court justices have previously called statistical methods of measuring partisan gerrymandering ‘sociological gobbledygook’ and ‘a bunch of baloney.’
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.
Prime numbers are a mathematical mystery.
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 increasingly used to prove mathematical theorems. So does that mean human mathematicians will become obselete?
On the occasion of Pi Day, a look at the history of calculating the actual, and increasingly exact, value of pi (π).
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.