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**Abel Prize Celebrates Union of Mathematics and Computer Science**

Two pioneers of the theory of computation have won the 2021 Abel Prize, one of the most prestigious honours in mathematics. Hungarian mathematician Laszlo Lovasz and Israeli computer scientist Avi Wigderson will share the prize, worth 7.5 million Norwegian kroner (US$886,000)...

**Undergraduate Math Student Pushes Frontier of Graph Theory**

At 21, Ashwin Sah has produced a body of work that senior mathematicians say is nearly unprecedented for a college student...

**The 10 Biggest Math Breakthroughs of 2019**

In 2019, math seemed to have many mainstream moments and that's not including the viral problems that made us want to rip our hair out. This year saw a steady stream of answers (or at least partial answers) to tough questions that had puzzled mathematicians for decades...

**Mathematics of voting and gerrymandering explained**

In November 2016, Kamuela Yong woke up to find that Donald Trump had lost the popular vote, but won the Electoral College. In between his 45-minute commute to work, the University of University of Hawai-West Oahu associate professor developed an example to explain the outcome to his mathematics students...

**The Simple Math Problem We Still Can't Solve**

This column comes with a warning: Do not try to solve this math problem. You will be tempted. This problem is simply stated, easily understood, and all too inviting. Just pick a number, any number...

**Martin Hairer takes $3m Breakthrough prize for work a colleague said must have been done by aliens**

A mathematician who tamed a nightmarish family of equations that behave so badly they make no sense has won the most lucrative prize in academia. Martin Hairer, an Austrian-British researcher at Imperial College London, is the winner of the 2021 Breakthrough prize for mathematics...