Mathematics - Research News

New mathematical tools to study opinion dynamics

 Mathematics - Research News
 06 October 2021
Research published in the SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics describes a new mathematical model for studying influence across social networks. Using tools from the field of topology, Robert Ghrist and Ph.D. graduate Jakob Hansen developed a framework to track how opinions change over time in a wide...

Mathematicians solve an old geometry problem on equiangular lines

 Mathematics - Research News
 04 October 2021
Equiangular lines are lines in space that pass through a single point, and whose pairwise angles are all equal. Picture in 2D the three diagonals of a regular hexagon, and in 3D, the six lines connecting opposite vertices of a regular icosahedron. Mathematicians are not limited to three dimensions,...

Music download patterns found to resemble infectious disease epidemic curves

 Mathematics - Research News
 22 September 2021
A team of mathematicians at the McMaster Institute for Music and the Mind in Canada, has found that music download patterns resemble the patterns found in disease epidemics. In their paper published in Proceedings of the Royal Society A, the group describes applying a standard model used to describe...

Securing Data in the Quantum Era

 Mathematics - Research News
 01 September 2021
Angela Robinson explains the math behind the next generation of cryptographic algorithms. Whenever you log in to a website, send an email, or make an online purchase, you're counting on your data being sent securely, without hackers being able to crack the code. Our standard cryptographic...

New algorithm can help improve cellular materials design

 Mathematics - Research News
 13 August 2021
New research published in Scientific Reports has revealed that a simple but robust algorithm can help engineers to improve the design of cellular materials that are used in a variety of diverse applications ranging from defense, bio-medical to smart structures and the aerospace sector....