Epidemic diseases such as measles have an oscillatory behavior closely analogous to predator-prey dynamics in ecology.
More than half of land-living vertebrates are equipped with internally coupled ears, which are essential to survival.
The mathematics and materials science communities lost a giant when John W. Cahn died of MDS on March 14, 2016.
Bard Ermentrout presents specific algorithms that allow animals to locate and follow odor sources as dynamical systems.
During the SIAM Annual Meeting, Don Knuth explored the satisfiability of Boolean formulae.
Ernest Davis reviews ENIAC in Action: Making and Remaking the Modern Computer, by Thomas Haigh, Mark...
Mark Levi asks if a wheel, held by the axle and having zero spin, can turn around the axis and explains a geometric theorem about cones.
Paul Davis recaps Stefan Wild’s lecture from the AN16 about “black-box” optimization problems.
Paul Davis discusses Cynthia Dwork’s work with differential privacy, which she presented during AN16.