Mathematics

December 06, 2017 - 5:05 pm
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Attorneys for a prominent Florida eye doctor used a statistician to challenge the government's assertion that he stole $100 million from the federal Medicaid program. The amount Dr. Salomon Melgen stole will help determine the length of his sentence. The government said...
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In this Monday, Aug. 7, 2017 photo, mathematics professor Moon Duchin speaks to attendees during a conference at Tufts University in Medford, Mass. Lawsuits challenging voting districts have risen since a 2013 Supreme Court case made it easier to draw new districts. Duchin realized her geometry research could be used to fight gerrymandering by figuring out if new voting districts pass legal muster. She's now started a summer program to teach mathematicians how to testify in court to help illuminate the complicated topic. (AP Photo/Bill Sikes)
August 18, 2017 - 12:34 am
MEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — Efforts to address gerrymandering are gaining new help from math and data experts at many universities. Scholars from California to Massachusetts have been working on cutting-edge math and computer-science tools that could help federal courts identify voting districts that are...
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July 15, 2017 - 3:32 pm
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Maryam Mirzakhani, a Stanford University professor who was the first and only woman to win the prestigious Fields Medal in mathematics, has died. She was 40. Mirzakhani, who battled breast cancer, died on Saturday, the university announced. It did not indicate where she died...
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July 15, 2017 - 2:53 pm
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Maryam Mirzakhani, a Stanford University professor who was the first and only woman to win the prestigious Fields Medal in mathematics, has died. She was 40. Mirzakhani, who battled breast cancer, died on Saturday, the university announced. It did not indicate where she died...
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June 01, 2017 - 6:28 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A Long Island man fired from his New York City teaching job more than a decade ago has been charged with running a $70 million Ponzi scheme. Newsday ( http://nwsdy.li/2retHCr ) reports 44-year-old Jason Nissen, of Roslyn, was charged Wednesday in Manhattan federal court with wire...
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