## Thursday, May 15, 2014

### 2048

If you haven't tried it, check out the fun new math game 2048 on the web and any smartphone or device.

## Thursday, January 30, 2014

### The Breasts Equation

This equation is making the rounds this week. However, it doesn't work on IE as of yet.

Google: $e^{-\frac{((x-4)^2+(y-4)^2)^2}{999}}+e^{-\frac{((x+4)^2+(y+4)^2)^2}{999}}+0.1\timese^{-((x+4)^2+(y+4)^2)^2}+0.1\timese^{-((x-4)^2+(y-4)^2)^2}$

Google: $e^{-\frac{((x-4)^2+(y-4)^2)^2}{999}}+e^{-\frac{((x+4)^2+(y+4)^2)^2}{999}}+0.1\timese^{-((x+4)^2+(y+4)^2)^2}+0.1\timese^{-((x-4)^2+(y-4)^2)^2}$

## Thursday, May 23, 2013

### Belgian Mathematician Wins Abel Prize for Shaping Algebraic Geometry

Pierre Deligne netted the prize, one of the most prestigious in mathematics and worth about $1 million, for proving a deep conjecture about algebraic geometry which has helped to transform number theory and related fields.
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## Monday, May 06, 2013

### Kenneth I. Appel, Mathematician Who Harnessed Computer Power, Dies at 80

Kenneth I. Appel, who helped usher the venerable mathematical proof into the computer age, solving a longstanding problem concerning colors on a map with the help of an I.B.M. computer making billions of decisions, died on April 19 in Dover, N.H. He was 80.

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## Wednesday, February 06, 2013

### 48th Known Mersenne Prime Found!

On January 25th, the largest known prime number, 2

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^{57,885,161}-1, was discovered on Great Internet Mersenne Prime Search (GIMPS) volunteer Curtis Cooper's computer. The new prime number, 2 multiplied by itself 57,885,161 times, less one, has 17,425,170 digits.Click here for more information.

## Tuesday, November 06, 2012

## Sunday, November 04, 2012

### Prime Number Patterns (II)

Another interesting article using circles on the distribution of primes and twin primes.

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