Mathematics - Jun 1

A study inspired by the Japanese paper-cutting art provides a blueprint for designing shape-shifting materials and devices. Kirigami takes pop-up books to a whole new level. The Japanese paper craft involves cutting patterns in paper to transform a two-dimensional sheet into an intricate, three-dimensional structure when partially folded.

In theory, quantum computers vastly outperform classical computers in terms of computing speed. For them to do so in practice, it is necessary to design more and novel high-speed algorithms, says ETH supercomputing specialist Torsten Hoefler.  

Dennis Schol defended his PhD thesis at the department of Mathematics and Computer Science on May 16th.

Mathematics - Apr 27

California blackworms tangle themselves up by the thousands, then separate in a split second. Their trick may inspire the design of self-detangling materials and fibers.

April 13, 2023 The story of how a Waterloo computer science professor helped find the elusive einstein tile By Joe Petrik Cheriton School of Computer Science A nearly 60-year-old mathematical problem has finally been solved.

Mathematics - Apr 6

It doesn't have to be a hurricane or a tsunami - even a simple running water tap induces a shock wave upon impact with the sink. Now, with the help of CSCS's supercomputer "Piz Daint", mathematician Siddhartha Mishra of ETH Zürich is working to overcome current barriers to simulating and comprehending highly turbulent flows.

Mathematics - Mar 22

Novel research from the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) examining the human walk has been able to predict leg and foot proportions using collisional geometry. The findings suggest why modern humans have a knee halfway down their legs, short heel and toes, a stiff, longer midfoot, and why a comfortable step is two to three feet long.

It's more important than ever for artificial intelligence to estimate how accurately it is explaining data.

Scientists have known that when a mouse embryo is developing, the cells that will become its spine and muscles switch specific genes on and off repeatedly, in a synchronous fashion. However, there are deep mysteries about how these cells synchronize. FMI researchers have now developed a mathematical model that not only better explains how spontaneous synchronization arises in a developing mouse embryo, but may also offer some fundamental clues about how other biological systems sync up.

Hendrik Weber and Raimar Wulkenhaar from the -Mathematics Münster- Cluster of Excellence work together on mathematical solutions.

Associate Professor, Heriot-Watt University and Maxwell Institute for Mathematical Sciences, UK - Visiting Professor 2022-23 - April 8 to 29, 2023 - Inviting Researcher: Julián Tachella Marcelo Pereyra is Associate Professor of Statistics in the School of Mathematics and Computer Science at Heriot-Watt University and at the Maxwell Institute for Mathematical Sciences.

For the first time, a mathematical model for reaching sexual climax has been successfully calculated.

With an ESPRIT grant from the Austrian Science Fund FWF, Tobias Schäfer is developing new computational methods to solve previously unsolvable quantum physics problems in computational materials physics.