DNA and Fractional Dimension

Japanese scientists recently made a breakthrough in the study of DNA movement through living cells.  They applied mathematical analysis and derived a formula that not only describes the DNA movement through living cells but may lead to other significant discoveries such as the revelation of the 3D architecture of the human genome.  You can read […]

Doughnut = Coffee Cup

Did you know that a doughnut and a coffee cup are one and the same?  You didn’t?  Well, to a topologist, they are.  Topology is an area of math that is concerned with properties of space.  These mathematicians like to take shapes and see what can be made of them by deforming them without tearing.  […]