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Annual Iranian Algebra Seminar

The annual Iranian Algebra Seminar will be held at Hakim Sabzevari University on Jul. 19-20,2016. This is the 25th of a series of seminars organized regularly every year by the collaboration of Iranian Mathematical society. The seminar committee cordially invites researchers in the various areas of algebra to take part in this seminar. The registration will be open on June 20th and detailed information about the venue,accommodation,fees and … will be published then in the present web address. Iranian algebra seminar has started with the…

16-year-old invents new math theory — and doesn’t even earn an ‘A’

It’s common for some high school kids to need the help of a math tutor. For others, numbers come naturally. And then there’s Tamar Barabi. The Israeli teenager just invented a new geometric theorem. Like most discoveries, the eureka moment happened by accident. Tamar turned in her math homework and the teacher said the theory she used to solve the problem didn’t actually exist. “He said if I could prove it, it could be my theory. So that’s what happened,” Barabi told From The Grapevine.…

Famous math problem solved!

Ten days ago, Maryna Viazovska showed how to pack spheres in 8 dimensions as tightly as possible. In this arrangement the spheres occupy about 25.367% of the space. That looks like a strange number – but it’s actually a wonderful number, as shown here. People had guessed the answer to this problem for a long time. If you try to get as many equal-sized spheres to touch a sphere in 8 dimensions, there’s exactly one way to do it – unlike in 3 dimensions, where…

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