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Here's a simple game at which a human can out-fox even the cleverest algorithm.

The INI is celebrating its 30th birthday. What is it and what is it do for maths and mathematicians?

Here's our coverage from the International Congress of Mathematicians 2022, including the Fields Medals and other prizes.

The COVID-19 pandemic has amplified the differences between us. Understanding these inequalities is crucial for this and future pandemics.

There have been accusations that the modelling projecting the course of the pandemic was too pessimistic. Are they justified?

Proofs in mathematics never claim to be absolutely correct. In fact many mathematical theories contain seemingly contradicting axioms, example:

Euclidean geometry, parralel postulate: Given Line L, Point P, there exists exactly 1 line that passes through P parralel to L

Hyperbolic geometry, parralel postulate: Given Line L, Point P, there exists infinitely many lines that pass through P parralel to L

Those statements do not contradict each other because they are never true at the same time. You are either working in the framework of the euclidean geometry or hyperbolic, or some other geometry. There is no absolute truth in mathematics. (rather, any theorem should be read as "if axioms: ... are true, then theorem: ... is true")

Mathematics does not shows truths, it shows consequences.