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Mathematics

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  • Dr. Tolman and professor Einstein

     
    Dr. Richard C. Tolman, left, and Prof. Albert Einstein standing in front of blackboard at California Institute of Technology. Dr. Tolman led a seminar at Cal Tech for over 50 scientists....
  • With dire South African schools, activists take to Twitter

     
    With dire South African schools, education activists take to Twitter: Education activists in South Africa took to Twitter Thursday in a bid to pressure basic education minister, Angie Motshekga, to improve school infrastructure and deliver text books on...
  • California trails nation in reading, math and science, report finds

     
    An analysis of test results from the five most populated states found that California has largely trailed the rest of the country in reading, mathematics and science in the past decade....
  • What it takes to play NCAA Division I sports

     
    High school athletes who have aspirations of playing college sports need to know the requirements academically. And their parents should also know. Here's the link to the NCAA requirements. Among the requirements to play Division I for those entering...
  • L.A. schools chief says test cuts could hurt at-risk students

     
    L.A. schools Supt. John Deasy aired concerns to the state's top education official about his proposal that would reduce the number of standardized tests that students must take next year....
  • Garfield linebacker pumped for Classic, preps for MIT

    Garfield linebacker pumped for Classic, preps for MIT
    When a 17-year-old high school football player says he wants to apply to Caltech and MIT, everyone should take notice. Alejandro Lupercio, a 6-foot-2, 193-pound senior linebacker at Los Angeles Garfield, has his sights set on becoming a mechanical...
  • David Blackwell dies at 91; mathematician, UC Berkeley's first tenured black professor

    David Blackwell dies at 91; mathematician, UC Berkeley's first tenured black professor
    David Blackwell, a preeminent mathematician and the first black scholar in the National Academy of Sciences, died July 8 at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in Berkeley. He was 91 and had had a series of strokes. Blackwell was known as a problem-solver...
  • Benoit Mandelbrot dies at 85; mathematician known as the father of fractals

    Benoit Mandelbrot dies at 85; mathematician known as the father of fractals
    What do coastlines, clouds, cauliflower and the stock market have in common? Mathematician Benoit Mandelbrot may not have conceived the question, but he provided an answer — one that was compelling in its originality and startling in its usefulness...
  • Paul Meier dies at 87; influential statistician

    Paul Meier dies at 87; influential statistician
    Paul Meier influenced the field of statistics in two major ways: as a proponent of a method that helped eliminate bias in determining the effectiveness of treatments in clinical trials, and by introducing a system used to estimate survival rates for...
  • Tribeca Film Festival unveils narrative and documentary selections

     
    The Tribeca Film Festival announced selections for this year's narrative and documentary competitions. The festival, which takes place April 18-29 in Lower Manhattan, also unveiled the films for its non-competitive Viewpoints program, which focuses on...
  • Carrier Classic Video: Transforming aircraft carrier into basketball arena

     
    Carrier Classic Video: Transforming aircraft carrier into basketball arena...