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Old Math Sheds New Light On Black Holes
2012-12-17 21:26:00

A professor has shown a math icon’s century-old writings might lead to a better understanding of the properties of black holes.

2011-01-20 15:13:35

For centuries, some of the greatest names in math have tried to make sense of partition numbers, the basis for adding and counting.

2008-07-26 00:00:27

By BILL STONE Theatre Writer NEXT month the world-renowned company Complicite returns to the Theatre Royal with their latest production, A Disappearing Number.

2007-03-13 15:00:22

By MARK JOHNSON Two number theorists from the University of Wisconsin-Madison were flying above the clouds on their way to a conference in the summer of 2005, and halfway between Detroit and Manchester, N.H., a more than 80-year-old mathematical mystery unraveled.


Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.