Archive for November, 2014


Alan Turing, Computers, & Cryptography

Alan Turing, Computers, & Cryptography

November 15th, 2014

Who was Alan Turing? ¬†An athlete, for one, but also a gifted mathematician who published one of the most important mathematical papers ever written, in which the precise notion of what can be computed was defined for the first time. The paper came out in 1936, when he was 24 years of age and still […]


A Mathematical Way to Find Your Spouse

A Mathematical Way to Find Your Spouse

November 7th, 2014

Have you ever wondered about the ideal age to get married? Perhaps you are curious about how many people you have to date before you find “the one.” Interestingly enough, mathematicians think about this problem and have developed a formula that will give a person a chance at happiness, or maybe just a chance at […]


Infinitude of Prime Numbers

November 4th, 2014

Recently, a prime number of more than 17 million digits was discovered and it is the largest prime number known; however, the search for prime numbers continues given the fact that the number of prime number is infinite as it was proved by Euclid around the 3rd century B.C.