Mathematics

A real cat can’t be both alive and dead at the same time, Austrian physicist Erwin Schrödinger said. But quantum physics rewrites the rules, a fact now demonstrated by a team of researchers funded by the EU.
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EU-funded mathematicians under the HDSPCONTR project have developed a series of algorithms and mathematical models that can predict and influence the behaviour of social groups.
A new theory regarding how the brain first learns basic maths could alter approaches to identifying and teaching students with maths learning disabilities.
Holonomy has proven to be a valuable tool for understanding constrained motion, where an object is desired to move in more dimensions than it is allowed to. EU-funded mathematicians recently extended the use of holonomy from regular foliations to singular foliations.
Partially commutative groups arise in many branches of mathematics and computer science. EU-funded mathematicians classified groups in terms of their embeddability as a first step towards a better understanding of the underlying theory.
Europe's debt crisis highlighted the need to step up efforts in monitoring economic conditions and forecasting market trends. An EU initiative developed tools to aid in the identification, prediction and regulation of European financial markets and economies.
An EU team improved ways of estimating a key parameter affecting operation of embedded software. The new methods involve very accurate automated analysis of machine code.
An EU-funded initiative is promoting widespread use of inquiry-based learning (IBL) in primary and secondary schools through a multi-stakeholder dissemination approach. The ultimate goal is to connect IBL in science education with the professional world, making science more meaningful for students and encouraging interest in careers in mathematics, science and technology.
Le bilan financier d'une banque fournit un instantané de ses opérations et de sa santé financière, mais des détails tels que l'actif et le passif sont largement ignorés par la macroéconomie et les communautés financières. Une initiative européenne étudie les bilans financiers pour mieux connaître leur impact sur l'industrie financière et sur l'économie.
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