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UBC Researcher Says Management of Pine Beetle Not Working

A method to control the spread of mountain pine beetles—pheromone baiting—may actually help the pest’s population increase, UBC research shows. A study by Rebecca Tyson, an associate professor of mathematics at UBC’s Okanagan campus, used mathematical modelling to examine several mountain pine beetle management strategies used in Banff National Park. Show More Summary

Bailey, Borwein, Mattingly, and Wightwick to receive 2017 AMS Conant Prize

(American Mathematical Society) David Bailey, Jonathan Borwein, Andrew Mattingly, and Glenn Wightwick will receive the 2017 AMS Levi L. Conant Prize for their article 'The Computation of Previously Inaccessible Digits of ? 2 and Catalan's Constant.'

This ‘Adventure Time’ Gift Guide is Totally Mathematical

18 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Geek.com

It’s the holiday season, which can only mean one thing: it’s time to get down with the Party God. At least, that’s what we do during the holidays. So the holidays might not […]

Death of a French politician who conducted orchestras

23 hours agoMusic / Classical : Slipped Disc

Lionel Stoléru, a minister under the rival regimes of Giscard d’Estaing and Francois Mitterand, has died at 79. An economist by profession, he also taught mathematics at university and edited a newspaper, The European, for Robert Maxwell. As a sideline, he conducted orchestras in France and Ukraine. He founded the Orchestre romantique européen, which disbanded […]

Scientists create first viable mathematical model of a key anti-Salmonella defense system

Scientists have created the first validated mathematical model of an important cellular defense mechanism against the bacterium Salmonella, according to a new study in PLOS Computational Biology.

2016 AAAS Mentor Award honors Dr. Ami Radunskaya of Pomona College, recognizing exemplary efforts to increase the ranks of women in mathematics

(American Association for the Advancement of Science) Dr. Ami Radunskaya -- a professor of mathematics at Pomona College, president-elect of the Association for Women in Mathematics, and director of the national Enhancing Diversity in...Show More Summary

One day, many ideas: Future of Mind 2016 illuminates NYC (Part 1)

(Phys.org)—The shape that human cognition may take over the coming next half-century has become increasingly difficult to foresee. Moreover, accelerating advances in science, mathematics, computing, and culture – including Artificial...Show More Summary

Adventure Time Head Stack Ladies’ Tank

This Adventure Time Head Stack Ladies’ Tank is stylish and oh so mathematical. It has Finn, Jake, Beemo, Princess Bubblegum, Marceline, the Ice King, the Flame Princess, Lady Rainicorn, and the Earl of Lemongrab. All on one tank. That’s practically the whole kingdom of Ooo. Adventure Time Head Stack Ladies’ Tank Officially-licensed Adventure Time merchandise […]

Obama Student Loan Foregiveness Plan To Cost Taxpayers $137 Billion, GAO Finds

To our complete shock, the Government Accountability Office has released a report blasting the Education Department's understanding of basic mathematics and accounting concepts after finding the department drastically underestimated the costs of Obama's student loan forgiveness programs. Show More Summary

Chloe Eudaly’s Election Victory is a Mandate for Action on Tenants Rights

By Margot Black of Portland, Oregon. Margot is a mother of three, college mathematics instructor, and an organizer with Portland Tenants United. Portland’s political establishment is reeling. Chloe Eudaly’s “most stunning City Council upset in three decades”, wasn’t supposed to happen; an incumbent hadn’t been unseated since Bud Clark in 1992. Show More Summary

John Friedlander and Henryk Iwaniec to receive 2017 AMS Doob prize

(American Mathematical Society) John Friedlander of the University of Toronto and Henryk Iwaniec of Rutgers University will receive the 2017 AMS Joseph L. Doob Prize for their book Opera de Cribro (AMS, 2010).

How Much It Would Cost To Power The Death Star For A Day [Infographic]

In celebration of the highly anticipated release of Star Wars: Rogue One, the folks from OVO Energy have partnered with Professor Alexander Barnett of the Department of Mathematics at Dartmouth University, and the Editor of Physics Central...Show More Summary

Crunching the Numbers: Researchers Use Math in Search for Diabetes Cure

New research by mathematics Professor Richard Bertram has successfully reactivated oscillations in insulin-producing pancreatic beta cells -- one of the first necessary steps to resurrecting the dormant cells and restoring the production of insulin.

Human groups key to preserving natural resources

Learning between human social groups may be key to sustaining the environment, according to a new study that uses mathematical modeling to understand what factors most influence societies to conserve natural resources.

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(National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS)) Learning between human social groups may be key to sustaining the environment, according to a new study that uses mathematical modeling to understand what factors most influence societies to conserve natural resources.

Laplace Transforms – GATE Study Material in PDF

As a student of any stream of Engineering like GATE EC, GATE EE, GATE CS, GATE CE, GATE ME, you will come across one very important concept in Engineering Mathematics – Laplace Transforms. The application of Laplace Transforms is wide...Show More Summary

Jason Peters is going to “demand” focus from Eagles down the stretch

The Eagles were practically eliminated from the playoffs last night, if not mathematically. But if anyone around there shows anything less than full effort over the last five weeks, they’re going to have one old, angry man on their case. Via Andrew Kulp of CSNPhilly.com, veteran tackle Jason Peters said he was going to make…

László Erd?s and Horng-Tzer Yau to receive 2017 AMS Eisenbud Prize

(American Mathematical Society) László Erd?s of the Institute of Science and Technology Austria and Horng-Tzer Yau of Harvard University will receive the 2017 AMS Leonard Eisenbud Prize for Mathematics and Physics 'for proving the universality of eigenvalue statistics of Wigner random matrices.'

What Monster Invented an Infinite Puzzle That Can Be Assembled in any Direction?

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

When you sit down to assemble a puzzle, even one with thousands of pieces, you at least have a photo of the completed image to work towards. But thanks to some clever mathematics, this Infinite Galaxy Puzzle can be assembled in any direction, or in any shape, leaving you without much guidance on how to put it together. Read more...

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