News articles classified as mathematics

Why warming makes weather less predictable

A Stanford University study shows chaos reigns earlier in midlatitude weather models as temperatures rise. The result? Climate change could be shifting the limits of weather predictability and pushing reliable 10-day forecasts out of reach.

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How to teach data science in‌ K-12 schools

A team of scholars led by education Professor Jo Boaler introduces standards for teaching data science to students from kindergarten to high school.

Honesty in statistical models

A new statistical model built on Stanford research generates more nuanced predictions for complicated events. The Washington Post ran this model during the 2020 presidential election and plans to use it for future elections.

How behaviors complicate epidemic outcomes

A new model of disease spread describes how competing economic and health incentives influence social contact – and vice versa. The result is a complex and dynamic epidemic trajectory.

Akshay Venkatesh wins Fields Medal

Mathematics Professor Akshay Venkatesh won the Fields Medal, the most prestigious prize in mathematics. He is known as someone with broad expertise who has contributed to many areas of math.

Mathematical surprises from phenomena of daily life

Tadashi Tokieda is known for developing and sharing tricks and toys that question our assumptions about math and physics – a passion that’s grown from his pursuit of fresh knowledge and love of magic.