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Diagram Masters Cry 'Venn-i, Vidi, Vici'

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Science  31 Jan 2003:
Vol. 299, Issue 5607, pp. 651
DOI: 10.1126/science.299.5607.651b

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BALTIMORE, MARYLAND-- Earlier this month, 5000 mathematicians converged here for the joint annual meetings of the American Mathematical Society and the Mathematical Association of America. At a workshop held in Baltimore a few days before the joint math meetings, mathematicians described a solution to a 3-decade-old problem involving rotationally symmetric Venn diagrams.