Tuesday, 17 May, 2022

Topic: Mathematics

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.

CS Seshadri, Padma Bhushan and Chennai Mathematical Institute founder, passes away at 88

Seshadri was a leader in algebraic geometry, and was associated with a number of top mathematical institutes around the world, including University of Paris, Harvard University.

CBSE Class 11 and 12 students can opt for Applied Mathematics from this session

Applied Mathematics is for students from Class 11 who opt for social sciences, and will primarily be about practical application of the subject. 

An ancient trick makes maths simpler & a wildlife friendship warms hearts

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week, with links to their sources.

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Pakistan Prime Minister-elect Shehbaz Sharif on 7 April | Photographer: Aamir Qureshi/AFP/Getty Images via Bloomberg

The four-point plan to revive Pakistan’s economy—from land reform to real estate

Pakistan must reduce non-productive expenditures like defence. The country's political economy has been overdetermined by the imperative of 'national security'.

Bad timing could hamper LIC IPO

Most early public enterprise IPOs have been trading 75% below their original price, small investors concerned.


Representational image of army personnel in Ladakh | ANI

India ‘doesn’t foresee’ border fighting with China, but ‘won’t back down’ if tensions reignite

Aim is to ensure not just disengagement of troops, but overall de-escalation. Govt in favour of solving tensions through talks as it wants peace with all neighbours including China.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.