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Mathematician Tony Lewis passes away

Mathematician Tony Lewis passed away on April 1st, 2020. He is noted for the Duckworth Lewis Stern method used in cricket by ICC. Tony Lewis Tony Lewis (Anthony Lewis) was an English mathematician born in 1942 in Lancashire, North-west England.  He was a lecturer at the University of the West of England and the Oxford ..

Pi Day

3/14 or March 14th, 2020 marks the Pi Day. However, the COVID-19 pandemic situation has limited celebrations across the world. Pi Pi (22/7 or 3.14) is an important mathematical constant used in a wide range of calculations. It is given as the ratio of the circumference of any circle to its diameter. It is also ..

Katharine Johnson

NASA mathematician, Katharine Johnson, passed away at the age of 101 recently. She is noted for not only for her mathematical prowess but also for her role in breaking racial and gender barriers. Who was Katharine Johnson? Katharine Johnson was a NASA mathematician noted for her contributions for doing the calculations for missions that sent ..

Special Textbooks by Uttar Pradesh Government for Kids suffering from Intellectual Disabilities

In perhaps first such move in the country, the Uttar Pradesh Government has started developing textbooks from classes 1 to 5 of Hindi, English and Mathematics subjects for children suffering from Intellectual and learning disabilities such as dyslexia, fragile x syndrome, etc.  The move by the Uttar Pradesh government will allow children suffering from such ..

Israel scientist develops a concept named Ramanujan Machine

The scientists from Technion — Israel Institute of Technology (IIT) have developed a concept & have named Ramanujan Machine, after the Indian mathematician. It is not really a machine but an algorithm that automatically generates conjectures for fundamental constants. The Conjectures are mathematical statements which are proposed as true statements. In other words, they are ..

Draft Education Policy Unveiled

The Ministry of Human Resource and Development has unveiled the draft education policy. Features of the Draft Policy A complete restructuring of higher education by reintroducing the four-year programme in Liberal Arts Science Education (LASE) with multiple exit options. Even the three-year traditional B.A., B.Sc., as well as B.Voc. degrees will continue as well for ..

Karen Uhlenbeck conferred with ‘Nobel prize of Mathematics’

Karen Uhlenbeck, a famous mathematician has become the first woman to receive the “Abel prize”, also known as the Nobel prize of mathematics. She has been awarded 6 million Norwegian kroner ($700,000) prize for her work in the fields of gauge theory and geometric analysis, which have been credited with far-reaching impact in both mathematics ..

Karen Uhlenbeck recipient of 2019 Abel Prize for mathematics

Prof. Karen Uhlenbeck of the University of Texas at Austin has become first woman to win the Abel Prize, one of the world’s most prestigious international mathematics awards. The award is sometimes called the Nobel Prize of mathematics. She has been awarded the 6 million Norwegian kroner ($700,000) prize for her work in the fields ..