On the hunt for mathematical beauty | omnia mea mecum fero | Scoop.it

Boarding an aircraft can be a frustrating experience, with passengers often wondering if they will ever make it to their seats. But Alexei Borodin, a professor of mathematics at MIT, can predict how long it will take for you to board an airplane, no matter how long the line. That’s because Borodin studies difficult probability problems, using sophisticated mathematical tools to extract precise information from seemingly random groups.

Via Sakis Koukouvis