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I recently heard about a branch called tropical geometry developed by Professor Bergman. I was wondering if there´s a newest but yet unexplored math branch, and by newest I mean developed in the last 60 years, and by unexplored I understand a branch without a huge amount of written articles, books, given seminars or courses in the top universities. I am just asking for pure math branch, and not applied math or mathematical physics. Thanks.

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I bet that there is about to be a huge boom in inter-universal Teichmuller theory. –  MJD Oct 15 '12 at 1:23
Searching for "tropical" in the mathematics part of www.arxiv.org yielded 446 papers. The search "tropical" and "geometry" yielded 356 papers. –  Jay Oct 15 '12 at 1:45
There's lots of new unexplored math. If you want to build a career, though, you can't just do "new and unexplored" math - you have to figure out what other mathematicians will find interesting. I gather that's much harder. –  Neal Oct 15 '12 at 1:50
That's more papers than I have time to read in the near future. –  Jay Oct 15 '12 at 1:55
Blass-Gauss theory. I know it's the newest branch of mathematics because I just made it up. It has no papers, no theorems, and not even any definitions. All it has, so far, is a really good name. –  Andreas Blass Aug 13 '13 at 15:23

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There's a lot of new and unexplored branches of math. I study finite subdivision rules, which were invented in the 80's and less than 50 papers discussing them explicitly. String theory in it's mathematical form is another.

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