What are some interesting research topics relating to math?

Could someone help me come up with an interesting topic to write a small paper I have to write for my math class? I'd like to do something about a current event that realtes to math, but I am just not sure what is going on in the world of math. This is my assignment: write a 2 page paper about a famous... show more Could someone help me come up with an interesting topic to write a small paper I have to write for my math class? I'd like to do something about a current event that realtes to math, but I am just not sure what is going on in the world of math.

This is my assignment: write a 2 page paper about a famous mathematician, or a theory you read about, or an interesting idea you came across in the paper or internet that has to do with math.
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