# Mathematics

## Who is Benoit Mandelbrot? Google Doodle Honors Father of Fractal Geometry

"Benoit was a rare person who looked more broadly and by this, saw more deeply," said his son, Dr. Didier Mandelbrot.

## More Than 3.14 Pi Day Memes, Jokes, Puns That Are Funnier Than Math Class

Pi Day is almost upon us and you'll need more than a pie tin to celebrate properly. Few holidays inspire this many math-based memes and jokes, so get 'em while they're hot... I mean, get 'em while they're the ratio of a circle's circumference and diameter.

## Pi Day Activities and History, Plus 13 Facts About Pi

Any big ratio fans out there? Events and activities are happening around the world to celebrate Pi Day.

## Rare Copy of Isaac Newton's Masterwork Discovered on French Island

The work was famously described by Albert Einstein as "perhaps the greatest intellectual stride that it has ever been granted to any man to make."

## Potential New MH370 Crash Area Identified by Mathematical Technique

The disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 in 2014 is one of the biggest mysteries in the history of aviation.

## Mathematician Solves 64-year-old 'Diophantine Puzzle'

Andrew Booker managed to express the number 33 as the the sum of three cubes.

## Pi Day 2019: Jokes Celebrating The Famous Constant

Pi Day was first celebrated at the San Francisco Exploratorium on March 14 (3/14) 1988—with the date chosen as a reference to the first digits of pi.

## Honeybees Can Do Basic Math, Study Finds

The researchers say that more animals than previously believed might be capable of numerical cognition

## Scientists Discover an Entirely New Shape

The finding could help scientists better understand how organs are formed in the body.

## Honeybees Understand the Mathematical Concept of Zero

Only a handful of animals are known to understand the concept.

## Pop Hits Are Happier, More Danceable, Study Shows

Between 1985 and 2015, hit songs were significantly more danceable than songs that didn't top the charts.

## What's the Longest Straight-line Ocean path on Earth?

This question was the focus of a post that set Reddit alight.

## Google Doodle Honors the 'Prince of Mathematics'

"God does arithmetic," the German prodigy once said.

## Pi Day: What Is Pi and Where Did It Come From?

π is used to represent a special number—the ratio of a circle's circumference.

## FedEx Employee Discovers Largest Prime Number Ever

The number was found by a 51-year-old engineer running multiple computers for days on end.

## Mathematician Solves Proof So Complex We Can't Check It

The notoriously reclusive prodigy is waiting for someone to prove him right.

## Woman Wins Lottery Twice in One Day

Still, a statistician says this will happen more than once a year.

## Assad's Son Finishes Poorly at Math Olympiad in Brazil

Hafez al-Assad finished in the lower end of the International Mathematical Olympiad in Rio de Janeiro.

## Why Math = Beautiful (No, Really)

We rarely equate math with beauty and elegance—but we should.

## Adam And Eve Naked Once Again In New Exhibition

A new exhibition at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge displays a restored image of Adam and Eve naked in a medieval primer.

## Albert Einstein: A Driven, Curious and Innovative Mind That Changed the Course of History

By 1921, Einstein was recognized as one of the most talented minds of his generation.