### A Classical Math Problem Gets Pulled Into the Modern World | Quanta Magazine

A century ago, the great mathematician David Hilbert posed a probing question in pure mathematics. A recent advance in optimization theory is bringing Hilbert's work into a world of self-driving

### How dragonfly wings get their patterns: New model sheds light on how nature generates diverse patterns

Researchers have developed a model that can recreate, with only a few parameters, the wing patterns of a large group of insects, shedding light on how these complex patterns form.

### What does math look like to mathematicians?

It’s very simple. Math looks like language. A funny language, I’ll admit. It’s dense, terse, and painstaking to read.

### The coevolution of physics and math

Breakthroughs in physics sometimes require an assist from the field of mathematics—and vice versa.

### Proofs and Guarantees

We can prove things in math, but does that mean they’re true?

### The Future Will Be Formulated Using Category Theory

A new approach to defining and designing systems is coming.

### Three Decades Later, Mystery Numbers Explained | Quanta Magazine

Zeta values seem to connect distant geometric worlds. In a new proof, mathematicians finally explain why.

### 5 Ways You Do Complex Math in Your Head Without Realizing It

You know math better than you think you do.

### Sum of three cubes for 42 finally solved—using real life planetary computer

Hot on the heels of the ground-breaking 'Sum-Of-Three-Cubes' solution for the number 33, a team led by the University of Bristol and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has solved the final piece of the famous 65-year-old maths puzzle with an answer for the most elusive number of all—42.

### Origami: A Relationship Between Mathematics and Art

The National Museum of Mathematics is featuring an exhibit entitled "Math Unfolded: An Exhibit of Mathematical Origami Art." The exhibit illustrates the relationship between mathematics and art.

### A mathematical proof isn't just an intellectual exercise

How do you prove something? What even is proof?

### Interesting Facts About Number Theory

To the ancient discipline of number theory, Carl Friedrich Gauss brought a number of exceptional discoveries.