Math

Electron-photon small-talk could have big impact on quantum computing

Electron-photon small-talk could have big impact on quantum computing

In a step that brings silicon-based quantum computers closer to reality, researchers at Princeton University have built a device in which a single electron...
Documents that Changed the World: Sir Ronald Fisher defines ‘statistical significance,’ 1925

Documents that Changed the World: Sir Ronald Fisher defines ‘statistical significance,’ 1925

The subject of Joe Janes’ latest Documents that Changed the World podcast is close to the heart of many academic researchers: the threshold for...
e-commerce platform

Sellers 3.5 times more influential than buyers in driving e-commerce platform growth

E-commerce platforms, such as Uber and eBay, which link sellers and buyers, face the perennial dilemma of what is more lucrative, supporting the needs...
coffee machines coffee extraction

The mathematics of coffee extraction: Searching for the ideal brew

Composed of over 1,800 chemical components, coffee is one of the most widely-consumed drinks in the world. The seeds (coffee beans) from the plant of...
Lake Lanier Drought game theory

Game theory shows how tragedies of the commons might be averted

Lake Lanier in Georgia is the primary water reservoir serving suburban and metropolitan Atlanta. When the lake's water level drops below a certain point, calls...
Votes Early Maryland

To what extent are Clinton and Trump campaign strategies driven by analytics?

A new feature article focuses on a major difference between the Clinton and Trump presidential campaigns that is often neglected in media coverage: their...
science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields

Women cannot get better STEM career opportunities even they work like men

Whenever Cornell University demographer Sharon Sassler talks about her latest research, she has to restrain herself from singing the lyric, "Why can't a woman...
cruise control

Decision making during alcohol drinking is the same as cruise control on a car

Heavy alcohol drinking is an important public health issue. In the United States, over 88,000 people die every year from alcohol-related causes. In a recent...
stock market

Daily happiness can bring high stock returns: evidence from international markets

In traditional financial theory, stock price is determined by supply and demand in the stock market. However, recent studies have shown that investor sentiment can...
autism

Analyzing autistic brain with graph theory

Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder that impairs social interaction and verbal as well as non-verbal communication. It can also lead to restricted and repetitive...