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Math in the News

In his first ever show, math Ph.D.-turned-hedge funder-turned artist Nelson Saiers displays work informed by mathematics.

November 28, 2014

Writing for the Huffington Post, Tim Chartier describes how the Mega Menger project constructed what may be the largest fractal ever built.

November 27, 2014

Eleven-year-old Ben Lou scored in the top one percent on the American Invitational Mathematics Examination—and he did most of the math in his head.

November 26, 2014

As reported in The Aperiodical, a new website called Spliddit makes fair division problems easier to solve.

November 25, 2014

As the BBC reports, the new film The Imitation Game gives a little-known female cryptanalyst recognition long overdue.

November 24, 2014

In “The Hipster Effect: When Anticonformists All Look the Same,” Jonathan Touboul (Collège de France) uses mathematics to explain why hipsters, for all their attempts at nonconformity, all end up in the same skinny jeans.

November 21, 2014

New Scientist reviews Things to Make and Do in the Fourth Dimension, by Stand-Up Mathematician Matt Parker.

November 20, 2014

As the Common Core reshapes how mathematics is taught, reports the Washington Post, educators find themselves teaching parents as well as students.

November 19, 2014

The Santa Cruz Sentinel covered the inaugural meeting of the Santa Cruz Math Circle.

November 18, 2014

Wired blogger Samuel Arbesman reminds readers that how we represent mathematical ideas affects how we think about them.

November 17, 2014

Writing for Nautilus, David Auerbach explores the role of randomness in human and computer creativity.

November 14, 2014

Mathematicians Henry Segerman (Oklahoma State University) and Saul Schleimer (University of Warwick) have created stunning shadow sculptures using stereographic projection in reverse.

November 13, 2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education ran a suite of articles in October exploring the dearth of black men in STEM fields.

November 12, 2014

As Natalie Wolchover explains in Quanta Magazine, an explanation for the ubiquitous Tracy-Widom distribution is beginning to emerge.

November 11, 2014

An October symposium at Columbia University's Teachers College explored the growing role of Latin America on the mathematical world stage.

November 10, 2014

Mathematical biologist Ben Adams (University of Bath) explains how mathematicians contribute to the fight against the likes of Ebola.

November 07, 2014

PhotoMath, Microblink's smart camera calculator app, uses your mobile device's camera to read and solve simple linear equations and other math problems in real time.

November 06, 2014

A fundraiser for the National Museum of Mathematics garnered $830,000 and coverage in the Wall Street Journal.

November 05, 2014

Writing for Business Insider, Andy Kiersz recommends that "anyone who has any interest in math and math education" read Paul Lockhart's "A Mathematician's Lament."

November 04, 2014

Burkard Polster and Marty Ross of "Math Masters" explore a lesser-known critical side of Martin Gardner.

November 03, 2014