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James Simons’s Foundation Starts New Institute for Computing, Big Data

James Simons’s Foundation Starts New Institute for Computing, Big Data

Part of the work at the Flatiron Institute involves complicated numerical simulations of exploding stars, as shown here.
James Simons’s Foundation Starts New Institute for Computing, Big Data

James Simons’s Foundation Starts New Institute for Computing, Big Data

Part of the work at the Flatiron Institute involves complicated numerical simulations of exploding stars, as shown here.
James Simons’s Foundation Starts New Institute for Computing, Big Data

James Simons’s Foundation Starts New Institute for Computing, Big Data

Part of the work at the Flatiron Institute involves complicated numerical simulations of exploding stars, as shown here.
The artist with a super-computing mind

The artist with a super-computing mind

Widener’s super computing mind leads him to use his own algorithms to elaborate numerical puzzles and games that only intelligent and independently-thinking machines of the Singularity age will be
$25 Million in Breakthrough Prizes Given in Science and Math

$25 Million in Breakthrough Prizes Given in Science and Math

Morgan Freeman onstage during the 2017 Breakthrough Prize at NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, Calif. on Sunday.
$25 Million in Breakthrough Prizes Given in Science and Math

$25 Million in Breakthrough Prizes Given in Science and Math

Morgan Freeman onstage during the 2017 Breakthrough Prize at NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, Calif. on Sunday.
The Twisted Logic Behind Why Airlines Sell Too Many Tickets

The Twisted Logic Behind Why Airlines Sell Too Many Tickets

Each year, tens of thousands of passengers get bumped from their scheduled flights because of overbooking. A new video from TED-Ed explains why companies do it, and why you have a right to be pissed
Hidden Figures’ Real-Life NASA Mathematician Katherine Johnson: ‘If You Like What You’re Doing, You Will Do Well’

Hidden Figures’ Real-Life NASA Mathematician Katherine Johnson: ‘If You Like What You’re Doing, You Will Do Well’

Katherine Johnson thinks all of her accomplishments over the 98 years she’s been alive are “ordinary.” But to the rest of the world, they’re anything but. Johnson, a physicist, space scientist and
The hidden history of Nasa’s black female scientists

The hidden history of Nasa’s black female scientists

The diversity of Nasa’s workforce in 1940s Virginia is uncovered in a new book by Margot Lee Shetterly. She recalls how a visit to her home town led to a revelation“Mrs Land worked as a computer out
Raymond Smullyan, Puzzle-Creating Logician, Dies at 97

Raymond Smullyan, Puzzle-Creating Logician, Dies at 97

Raymond Smullyan, who died this past week, taught math and philosophy at Lehman College in the Bronx in the 1970s.
Beyond ‘Hidden Figures’: Nurturing New Black and Latino Math Whizzes

Beyond ‘Hidden Figures’: Nurturing New Black and Latino Math Whizzes

Jonathan Jackson, far left, of the Bronx, was among the middle-school students who attended BEAM 6, an elite math camp that drew from public schools with low-income populations.
Beyond ‘Hidden Figures’: Nurturing New Black and Latino Math Whizzes

Beyond ‘Hidden Figures’: Nurturing New Black and Latino Math Whizzes

Jonathan Jackson, far left, of the Bronx, was among the middle-school students who attended BEAM 6, an elite math camp that drew from public schools with low-income populations.
Preoccupations: Her Scientific Discovery: Support

Preoccupations: Her Scientific Discovery: Support

A shot from “Hidden Figures,” a movie about three unsung women and their contribution to science.
Raising a Glass to Cryptographers

Raising a Glass to Cryptographers

Esoteric mathematics run the world.
Raising a Glass to Cryptographers

Raising a Glass to Cryptographers

Esoteric mathematics run the world.
Igor Shafarevich, Russian Mathematician With a Mixed Political Legacy, Dies at 93

Igor Shafarevich, Russian Mathematician With a Mixed Political Legacy, Dies at 93

An undated photo of Igor Shafarevich, whose textbooks on algebraic geometry are considered classics in the field.
Igor Shafarevich, Russian Mathematician With a Mixed Political Legacy, Dies at 93

Igor Shafarevich, Russian Mathematician With a Mixed Political Legacy, Dies at 93

An undated photo of Igor Shafarevich, whose textbooks on algebraic geometry are considered classics in the field.
Trilobites: A Lizard With Scales That Behave Like a Computer Simulation

Trilobites: A Lizard With Scales That Behave Like a Computer Simulation

An ocellated lizard. Their scales change from brown and white to black and green as they get older, and scientists say they appear to follow a pattern that is similar to a computer simulation.
Trilobites: A Lizard With Scales That Behave Like a Computer Simulation

Trilobites: A Lizard With Scales That Behave Like a Computer Simulation

An ocellated lizard. Their scales change from brown and white to black and green as they get older, and scientists say they appear to follow a pattern that is similar to a computer simulation.