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Mathematics

Mathematical discovery could shed light on secrets of the Universe

9 March, 2022 - Chalmers tekniska högskola

How can Einstein’s theory of gravity be unified with quantum mechanics? It is a challenge that could give us deep insights into phenomena such as black holes and the birth of the universe. Now, a new article in Nature Communications, written by researchers from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, and MIT, USA, presents results that […]

Designing healthy diets – with computer analysis

20 April, 2021 - Chalmers tekniska högskola

A new mathematical model for the interaction of bacteria in the gut could help design new probiotics and specially tailored diets to prevent diseases. The research, from Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden, was recently published in the journal PNAS. “Intestinal bacteria have an important role to play in health and the development of diseases, […]

Unique AI method for generating proteins will speed up drug development

30 March, 2021 - Chalmers tekniska högskola

Artificial Intelligence is now capable of generating novel, functionally active proteins, thanks to recently published work by researchers from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden. “What we are now able to demonstrate offers fantastic potential for a number of future applications, such as faster and more cost-efficient development of protein-based drugs,” says Aleksej Zelezniak, Associate Professor […]

Crafoord Laureates discovered the solar wind and solved mathematical problems

30 January, 2020 - Kungl. Vetenskapsakademien

The man who discovered the solar wind, Eugene Parker, and one of mathematics’ great problem-solvers, Enrico Bombieri, will receive this year’s Crafoord Prize in astronomy and mathematics, respectively. The Crafoord Prize is worth six million Swedish krona and is awarded by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in partnership with the Crafoord Foundation in Lund. […]

Alexanders’ dissertation increases understanding of how electrons behave at the nano level

9 January, 2018 - Linnéuniversitetet

Becoming a researcher was a long-term goal for Alexander Gustafsson which was realized when he realized that, with the help of computers, he could model almost anything in physics. The TV series The Big Bang Theory was also a source of inspiration. Research is rarely a wide and straight freeway towards the destination. The road […]

Learning from ants how to build transportation networks

20 October, 2015 - Uppsala universitet

Using mathematical modeling and field data, researchers at the mathematics department at Uppsala University have found the basic rules that allow ants to build efficient and low cost transport networks without discarding robustness. The study is now published in the Royal Society journal Interface.

Karolinska Institutet is now starting up the first MOOC in Sweden

9 September, 2014 - Karolinska Institutet

Today, Sweden’s medical university, Karolinska Institutet, becomes the first university in the country to offer MOOCs (massive open online courses). This means that the university will be enriched this autumn by more than 70,000 new course participants from all over the world who will benefit from the top expertise of its teaching staff on a daily basis.

Studying random structures with confett

6 October, 2011 - Göteborgs universitet

Chance and probability play a natural role in statistical physics. Inspired by confetti, researchers at the University of Gothenburg gain better understanding of random phenomena and refine the tools that can be used to study them.