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Abel-prize winner Karen Keskulla Uhlenbeck built bridges between analysis, geometry and physics

U.S. mathematician Karen Keskulla Uhlenbeck has won the 2019 Abel Prize—one of the field’s most prestigious awardscfor her wide-ranging work in analysis, geometry and mathematical physics. Uhlenbeck is the first woman to win the 6-million-kroner (U.S.$702,500) prize, which is given... Continue Reading →


March 14,2018 (03/14/2018)

Einstein was born, Hawking passes away and it’s Pi day… What is Pi? Understanding pi is as easy as counting to one, two, 3.1415926535… OK, we'll be here for a while if we keep that up. Here's what's important: Pi... Continue Reading →

Ptolemy’s Theorem – proof

For a cyclic quadrilateral, the sum of the products of the two pairs of opposite sides equals the product of the diagonals. We have three colored segment in this animation. Surprisingly the length of the longest one is always the sum... Continue Reading →

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