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Willmore Conjecture

Geometry Festival

Frank Morgan | Posted 06.30.2012 | Science
Frank Morgan

Some hundred mathematicians gathered at Duke University this past weekend for our annual "Festival" of the latest new results in geometry. Fernando Coda Marques of IMPA in Río de Janeiro, Brazil, reported on his new proof with André Neves of the Willmore Conjecture.

Math Finds the Best Doughnut

Frank Morgan | Posted 06.02.2012 | Science
Frank Morgan

After a 47-year search, mathematicians Fernando C. Marques and André Neves have found the best doughnut, or at least the best geometric shape for a doughnut.