Wednesday, 28 September, 2022

Topic: Mathematics

Women are better at mathematics than they think, this US study says

The evidence of the study provides hints at some of the causes of the gender discrepancy in perceived ability. However, there is much we still don’t know.

Spheres in 8 dimensions & prime numbers — the 4 winners of 2022 Fields Medal or ‘maths Nobel’

Ukrainian mathematician Maryna Viazovska (38), a professor at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Switzerland’s Lausanne, is the second woman to win the Fields Medal.

Why over 50 DU teachers are opposing proposed FYUP syllabus for maths

In a petition to head of department, 52 DU professors have argued, among other things, that proposed syllabus for maths reduces credit hours for core courses.

No one thought I could make it: Ramanujan Prize winner Neena Gupta who solved Zariski problem

Gupta received the Ramanujan Award, announced on 10 December, in particular for her solution to the Zariski Cancellation Problem — a fundamental one in algebraic geometry.

Students scared of Maths in Indian middle schools, the fear only grows with time, survey says

There are several reasons for the disconnect, the core being the redundancy of conventional teaching, said the Cuemath survey.

Riemann Hypothesis: 161-yr-old Math mystery Hyderabad physicist is waiting to prove he solved

Dr Kumar Eswaran first published his solution to the Riemann Hypothesis in 2016, but has received mixed responses from peers. A USD 1 million prize awaits the person with the final solution.

Studying engineering without physics and maths is like a building without foundation

AICTE making maths, physics optional for engineering sounds ‘flexible’ only on paper. Its bridge courses won’t fix the problem.

School closure has made a dent in language & math skills among children — study

On average, 92% children have lost at least one specific language ability and 82% have lost at least one specific mathematical ability from the previous year across junior classes.

Srinivasa Ramanujan, self-taught mathematician whose genius survives more than a century on

Srinivasa Ramanujan’s birth anniversary on 22 December is celebrated as National Mathematics Day to honour the achievements of the legendary mathematician.

MIP* = RE — this is not a typo, it’s a breakthrough shaking up world of physics and maths

A new 165-page paper is a major quantum computational discovery that’s making physicists and mathematicians flock to it.

On Camera


The logo of the Adani Group is seen on the facade of one of its buildings on the outskirts of Ahmedabad | Reuters file photo

From ports to energy transition — Adani Group to invest over $100 billion in next decade

Speaking at Forbes Global CEO Conference in Singapore, Adani said the group intends to do more as a solar player & has earmarked 70% of the investment for the energy transition space.


Parts of Iranian made 'suicide' drone Shahed-136 after being shot down by the Ukrainian military | Reuters

All about Shahed-136, Iran’s ‘kamikaze’ drone that Russia is using to strike Ukraine

Over the past few days, Russia has hit multiple targets using these Iranian-supplied drones—including civilian structures and amenities—leading to the death of several Ukrainians.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.