## A Few of My Favorite Spaces: The Möbius Strip

Meet the Möbius band, the topological space with the most poignant storytelling potential.

Meet the Möbius band, the topological space with the most poignant storytelling potential.

February 1, 2016 — Evelyn Lamb

All it takes is several friends and a lot of rope

January 28, 2016 — Evelyn Lamb

You might be tempted to use that shiny new prime number for RSA encryption. Don't do it.

January 24, 2016 — Evelyn Lamb

Stacking oranges leads to computer-assisted mathematics. But does it feel like mathematics?

January 21, 2016 — Evelyn Lamb

Living in a three-dimensional torus would be a narcissist's dream.

December 30, 2015 — Evelyn Lamb

Mathematicians of the world, unite; you have nothing to lose but your chains!

December 28, 2015 — Evelyn Lamb

What does a mathematician think about when she goes for a walk? Optimizing her route, of course!

December 16, 2015 — Evelyn Lamb

"_______ is the ______ of logical ideas"—Albert Einstein. Do the words "mathematics" or "poetry" fill those blanks?

November 30, 2015 — Evelyn Lamb

Math is always better over an orientable genus one pastry, the tastiest of topological examples.

November 28, 2015 — Evelyn Lamb

If you ran a race at an average pace of 3:07 per kilometer, did you run any single kilometer in exactly 3:07? Well, it's complicated.

November 18, 2015 — Evelyn Lamb

The second annual Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics goes to topologist Ian Agol of the University of California, Berkeley

November 8, 2015 — Evelyn Lamb

You might need to leave the light on at night after reading these. Brace yourself for zombies, devils, mummies, and...higher homotopy groups?

October 31, 2015 — Evelyn Lamb

The latest (misnamed) "Common Core math" flare-up: is 5 × 3 Five 3s or Three 5s?

October 28, 2015 — Evelyn Lamb

The intuition-challenging Fano plane may be the smallest interesting configuration of points and lines.

October 24, 2015 — Evelyn Lamb

The epsilon-delta proof, the nemesis of many a calculus student, is an initiation rite into the mysteries of proof writing.

October 5, 2015 — Evelyn Lamb

Move over, four-color theorem! It's time for the one-cut theorem: You can cut out any shape you want with one cut if you're willing to do some clever folding

September 30, 2015 — Evelyn Lamb

What does it mean to understand a mathematical object? I didn't truly believe in the house with two rooms until I built it for myself.

September 29, 2015 — Evelyn Lamb

In his new book *Creating Symmetry*, Frank Farris uses ideas from advanced mathematics, such as complex analysis and abstract algebra, to transform snapshots of landscapes, flowers, or even his dinner into beautiful repeating designs.

September 14, 2015 — Evelyn Lamb

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