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April 23, 2014

By Francis Su
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
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April 08, 2014

A trio from MIT topped the field of 430 three-person teams that participated in the 74th annual William Lowell Putnam...

April 08, 2014

In celebration of Mathematics Awareness Month, the MAA is teaming up with Google to present Connected Classrooms events...

April 01, 2014

Mathematics Awareness Month (MAM) 2014 borrows its theme—Mathematics, Magic, and Mystery—from the title of...

March 13, 2014

The Mathematical Association of America (MAA) is pleased to announce the selection of Dr. Dave Kung to succeed Aparna...

March 11, 2014

According to David H. Bailey and Jonathan Borwein, the number pi stands apart. Unique among mathematical constants, it...

March 04, 2014

Late last month the mathematical community lost a man who has been described as the community’s conscience. Lee...

January 31, 2014

Just one week after a polar vortex plunged much of the United States into a record-breaking deep freeze, milder...

January 28, 2014

As reported in December, NSF DUE (Division of Undergraduate Education) has combined many prior programs into the...

January 22, 2014

The 2014 Mathematical Art Exhibition Awards were made at the Joint Mathematics Meetings last week "for...

A trio from MIT topped the field of 430 three-person teams that participated in the 74th annual William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition. Winning this most prestigious of collegiate mathematics contests for the seventh time, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology receives—besides bragging rights—a $25,000 prize, plus awards of $1,000 for each of its team members (Benjamin P. Gunby, Mitchell M. Lee, and Zipei Nie).

In celebration of Mathematics Awareness Month, the MAA is teaming up with Google to present Connected Classrooms events throughout April that focus on this year’s theme: Mathematics, Magic, and Mystery. Powered by Google Hangouts on Air, these Connected Classrooms events will connect MAA speakers with middle and high school classrooms around the country.

Mathematics Awareness Month (MAM) 2014 borrows its theme—Mathematics, Magic, and Mystery—from the title of a book by Martin Gardner. The late mathematics popularizer would have turned 100 this October, and in anticipation of the centennial and celebration of the Gardner-inspired MAM, Gardner fans have chosen to honor him this spring with a cluster of bricks in the MAA’s Paul R. Halmos Commemorative Walk.

According to David H. Bailey and Jonathan Borwein, the number pi stands apart. Unique among mathematical constants, it captures the fascination of both professional mathematicians and the public. Pi is also, they argue, the only mathematical topic from antiquity still being researched today.