## How to Celebrate Fatou's Day

A calendrical-linguistic coincidence leads to a thrice-in-a-century holiday.

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A calendrical-linguistic coincidence leads to a thrice-in-a-century holiday.

February 21, 2017 — Evelyn Lamb

Contemplating communication with Claude Shannon

February 19, 2017 — Evelyn Lamb

It's a ubiquitous badge of mathematical pride. But what *is* it?

January 31, 2017 — Evelyn Lamb

How a routine trip to the art museum became a meditation on the empty set

January 28, 2017 — Evelyn Lamb

Wilson's theorem is why we can't have nice things

January 14, 2017 — Evelyn Lamb

A post to commemorate this blog's fourth trip around the sun

January 7, 2017 — Evelyn Lamb

Because prime numbers didn't let us down this year.

December 31, 2016 — Evelyn Lamb

All train lines lead to Paris

December 30, 2016 — Evelyn Lamb

The program is over when the data have yielded an answer or chosen not to

December 17, 2016 — Evelyn Lamb

How I would revamp the Breakthrough Prize

December 10, 2016 — Evelyn Lamb

A familiar shape gets weird

November 30, 2016 — Evelyn Lamb

"The One Moment" is made possible by numbers

November 28, 2016 — Evelyn Lamb

Weyl's eulogy for Emmy Noether starts to sound like a eulogy for German mathematics

November 23, 2016 — Evelyn Lamb

Paul Erdős versus. Moore's law

November 12, 2016 — Evelyn Lamb

The fractal you can make with candy corn

October 31, 2016 — Evelyn Lamb

Not long ago, I noticed that I had six Facebook friends with the same birthday, and none of them knew each other. Here's why I was excited.

October 29, 2016 — Evelyn Lamb

Margot Lee Shetterly's book about NASA's black women mathematicians and engineers is timely and eye-opening

October 26, 2016 — Evelyn Lamb

The golden ratio is familiar to many math enthusiasts—what about the silver ratio? Bronze? Aluminum?

October 21, 2016 — Evelyn Lamb

If you're baffled by the phrase “theoretical discoveries of topological phase transitions and topological phases of matter,” we're here to help

October 10, 2016 — Evelyn Lamb

Any two rings are disconnected from one another, but together they cannot be separated

September 30, 2016 — Evelyn Lamb