Wednesday, 30 November, 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


A computer shop in Bengaluru | Representational image | Facebook

India’s laptop imports surged to $5 bn in first 9 months of 2022. Nearly 73% came from China

Since 2017, China has accounted for around 75 per cent of India’s laptop imports, but the government is now expanding its list of importing partners.


A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.