Tagged: mathematics

Honeybees and hexagons

Honeybees are some of nature’s finest mathematicians. Not only can they calculate angles and comprehend the roundness of the earth, these smart insects build and live in one of the most mathematically efficient architectural...

The man who knew infinity

Who was Srinivasa Ramanujan? Learn about this mathematical genius who died young but left mysteries that still puzzle mathematicians today.

Enigma machine

Like all the best cryptography, the Enigma machine is simple to describe, but infuriating to break. Straddling the border between mechanical and electrical, Enigma looked from the outside like an oversize typewriter. Enter the...

The 10,958 problem

Single Digit Representations of Natural Numbers – Inder J. Taneja In this work, we established symmetric representation of numbers where one can use any of 9 digits giving the same number. The representations of natural...

Fibonacci and the golden ratio

Phi (Φ,φ) –the golden number or Fibonacci’s number– is a very familiar concept, and one that has been studied by mathematicians of all ages. Nor is it unknown to lovers of art, biology, architecture, music,...

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Unabomber

Ted Kaczynski, also known as the “Unabomber,” was born on May 22, 1942, in Illinois. A mathematics prodigy, Kaczynski taught at the University of California at Berkeley before retreating to a survivalist lifestyle in...