This story is about George Boole, who made several fundamental contributions to mathematics. His contributions have applications in computer programming, electrical engineering, satellite pictures, telephone circuits and even Einstein's theory of relativity. His most famous contribution is "Boolean algebra'', which forms the basis of symbolic...

The Mathematics Section of the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics at Trieste (Italy) organizes a Basic Notions Seminar, every month to introduce a different mathematical concept for beginners. In this talk, Prof. Don Zagier explains some interesting asymptotics and more.     Featured Image Courtesy: Shutterstock...

The theory of evolution seemed puzzling, was counter intuitive and contradicted deeply held prejudices; but it has caused one of the major paradigm shifts in science. This seemingly simple theory whose only tool of operation is a simple mechanism called ‘natural selection’ has the ability...