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Prime Gaps, Mad Maths, and Castles

Welcome to this week’s Math Munch! It has been a thrilling last month in the world of mathematics. Several new proofs about number patterns have been announced. Just to get a flavor for what it’s all about, here are some examples. I can make 15 by adding together three prime numbers: 3+5+7. I can do […]

Sandpiles, Prime Pages, and Six Dimensions of Color

Welcome to this week’s Math Munch! We got our first snowfall of the year this past week, but my most recent mathematical find makes me think of summertime instead. The picture to the right is of a sandpile—or, more formally, an Abelian sandpile model. If you pour a bucket of sand into a pile a […]