# Mathematics

### INTERVIEW

## Marcelo Viana: A difficult equation

The director of IMPA talks about Brazil's entry into the international elite of mathematics research, and math education problems in the country's schools By Marcos Pivetta

### Mathematics

## Brazil among the world’s mathematical heavyweights

In January, the International Mathematical Union (IMU) approved the country's promotion into group 5, By Redação

### Marcelo Viana

## Marcelo Viana: A mathematician 30 hours a day

Impa's director talks about Brazil's entry in the elite group in mathematics By Redação

### mathematics

## Trigonometry on a 3700-year-old tablet from Babylon

Trigonometry on a 3700-year-old tablet from Babylon By Redação

### Obituary

## An expert on curved spaces

Maryam Mirzakhani was the first woman to win the Fields Medal By Fabrício Marques

### Physics

## The behavior of blackouts

Mathematical models help us understand how successive failures cause blackouts By Igor Zolnerkevic

### Atmospherical Sciences

## The chaotic mathematics of whirlwinds

Computational model forecasts the stages of whirlwinds By Redação

### 15th FCW prize

## FCW prizewinners

Mathematician Jacob Palis and composer Edu Lobo are the winners By Redação

### Careers

## Mr. Math

Mechanical engineer gave up teaching to open an applied mathematics company By Rodrigo de Oliveira Andrade

### Interconnectivity

## Traffic on the net

System enables vehicles to exchange information about urban traffic By Rodrigo de Oliveira Andrade

### Thomas Lewinsohn

## Thomas Lewinsohn: Amplitude to think

Ecologist integrates evolution and physical and mathematical models By Maria Guimarães

### Careers

## Efficient communication

Mathematician acquired new communication skills after FameLab By Bruno de Pierro

### MATHEMATICS

## Virtual sieve

System compares the performance of soccer players and helps identify talents By Marcos Pivetta

### SCIENCE COMMUNICATION

## Communicator talent show

Science communication competition arrives in Brazil By Bruno de Pierro

### Artur Ávila

## Artur Ávila: The man who calculates

Brazilian receives the Fields Medal, the most important mathematics award By Marcos Pivetta

### Mathematics

## A formula that worked

Flexibility and internationalization are part of IMPA's success By Marcos Pivetta

### Molecular biology

## The mathematical structure of DNA

Equations show similarities between the genetic code and digital systems By Marcos de Oliveira

### Careers

## Applying statistics to neuroscience

Neuroscientist uses mathematical tools to study brain function By Redação

### Careers

## Along the road to innovation

IMEmpreende wants to transform ideas into real products By Redação

### Careers

## Bridge between theory and practice

Dissertation by Claudia Melo was designed to make an impact on academia and industry By Redação

### Art

## Elegance at the Matemateca

Collection represents mathematical equations, theorems and concepts By Neldson Marcolin

### Artur Ávila

## Artur Ávila: The man who calculates

Brazilian receives the Fields Medal, the most important mathematics award By Marcos Pivetta

### Neuromathematics

## Dynamic connections

Working together to understand and predict the functioning of the brain By Igor Zolnerkevic

### Physics

## Disaster tamers

Brazilians test theory on the prediction and control of financial crises By Igor Zolnerkevic

### Statistics

## Why upset victories are common in the Brazilian soccer championship

Model shows that randomness is important in championships By Igor Zolnerkevic

### pragmatic dilemma

## Between theorems and railways

Debate on positivist mathematics led to pure science in Brazil By Carlos Haag