What is the most recent discovery in math?
The 10 Biggest Math Breakthroughs of 2019
- Progress on the Riemann Hypothesis. Creative Commons.
- The Sum of Three Cubes. Andrew Daniels.
- The Collatz Conjecture.
- The Sensitivity Conjecture.
- A Great Year for Cancer Research.
- Kirigami Gets Mathematized.
- The Sunflower Conjecture.
- A Breakthrough in Ramsey Theory.
Who is the best mathematician in the world right now?
Ten Most Influential Mathematicians Today
- Keith Devlin.
- Terence Tao.
- Ian Stewart.
- John Stillwell.
- Bruce C. Berndt.
- Timothy Gowers.
- Peter Sarnak.
- Martin Hairer.
What happened to math in 2019?
In 2019, math seemed to have many mainstream moments—and that’s not including the viral problems that made us want to rip our hair out. This year saw a steady stream of answers (or at least partial answers) to tough questions that had puzzled mathematicians for decades, as well as new techniques that captured our attention in a big way.
What are the biggest open problems in math?
Here are the numbers—and the minds behind them—that mattered most this year. The Riemann Hypothesis is generally seen as the biggest open problem in current mathematics. Standing since 1859, it relates to how prime numbers work, and connects to many other branches of math.
How can mathematicians help fight cancer?
Mathematicians are always looking for ways to help in the fight against cancer. The year started with this joint work by mathematicians and biologists. Innovative math modeling helped guide their experiments on cell growth. Then came this research, which used math models to gain new insight into how breast cancer metastasizes.
Who invented non-Euclidean geometry?
Non-Euclidean geometry (Carl Gauss, Nikolai Lobachevsky, János Bolyai, Bernhard Riemann) Gauss, in the early 19th century, was probably the first to figure out an alternative to Euclid’s traditional geometry, but Gauss was a perfectionist, and perfection is the enemy of publication.