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  • Blog Post: Conjecture Proof Leads to Pólya Prize

    Tweet Posted by Rob Knies It was almost a year ago, in this space , that you might have learned the astounding news that a team of two researchers from Yale University and one from Microsoft Research had announced a proof of a riddle that had eluded mathematicians for more than half...
  • Blog Post: Indian Researcher Helps Prove Math Conjecture from the 1950s

    Tweet Posted by Rob Knies On June 18, Adam Marcus and Daniel A. Spielman of Yale University, along with Nikhil Srivastava of Microsoft Research India , announced a proof of the Kadison-Singer conjecture, a question about the mathematical foundations of quantum mechanics. Ten days...
  • Blog Post: Borgs’ Stellar Work Reaps Its Due Reward

    Tweet Posted by Rob Knies Phase transitions. Statistical physics. Probability theory. To many of us, such concepts are simply beyond our grasp, accessible, if at all, only as something relating, in some vague, hazy fashion, to issues mathematical or topics scientific. Such fields...