Following the Path: Making Huge Calculations Predictable
New approach narrows down huge calculations – like those involved in quantum physics – by focusing on a single, predictive parameter.
Radiation Therapy Algorithm Could Substantially Reduce Side Effects, Maintain Effect Against Tumors
New mathematical model for computing radiation therapy treatments could reduce patient side effects while delivering the same results as conventional radiation therapy.
Math and physics double-major Mia de los Reyes collected Park, Astronaut, Goldwater and Churchill scholarships while at NC State.
You Say Tomato, I Say Soda. Or Is it Pop?
Here’s a nifty new way of looking at some old regional differences in dialect. NC State graduate student Joshua Katz was looking for an idea for his end-of-year statistics project, when he came across interesting linguistics data from Dr. Bert […]
Making Sports Rankings Count
Ever wondered how those sports team rankings get done? Dr. Carl Meyer is a mathematician working on making those rankings more accurate. This video from Inside Science explains how it’s done. Hint: linear algebra is involved.
Putting the “Fore” in Forecasting
People love to complain about the weather – and especially about weather forecasters. But real, accurate forecasting beyond five to seven days is immensely complicated, due to the sheer volume of atmospheric processes and factors. Fortunately for us, advances in […]
Read This! Book Recommendations For Kids And Armchair Researchers
I think it is important to get the general public – and kids – interested in research. It’s never too late to get grown-ups excited about science. And maybe the child you encourage today will be a future Albert Schweitzer, […]
How Will Players Respond To Game Changes? Do The Math
Can user responses to changes in one game predict the response to changes in a different game? Apparently there’s math involved. When it comes to video games, imitation can be dangerous. If one game makes changes that players love, there’s […]
Taking Infertility out of the Equation
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is one of the leading causes of infertility in women of childbearing age. But finding the cause is difficult because of female fertility’s complex interplay of hormones and women’s individual cycles. So what is one way […]