## The Mathematical Phrase That Melts My Brain

What the heck does “three times less than” mean?

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What the heck does “three times less than” mean?

March 19, 2019 — Evelyn Lamb

Robert Ghrist shares a beautiful link between exponentiation, differentiation and shift...

March 14, 2019 — Evelyn Lamb

Cynthia Flores describes how Heisenberg’s famous principle has shaped her mathematical career and worldview

March 2, 2019 — Evelyn Lamb

Mathematicians Nikita Nikolaev and Beatriz Navarro Lameda share their favorite theorem and their mathematics-themed wedding

February 17, 2019 — Evelyn Lamb

Black History Month in the U.S. is a good time to celebrate these important people

February 16, 2019 — Evelyn Lamb

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is right: machines can lead to racist outcomes

February 2, 2019 — Evelyn Lamb

Nira Chamberlain, the World's Most Interesting Mathematician, describes the delicate mathematics of weather models

January 24, 2019 — Evelyn Lamb

Skip Garibaldi tells us about the numbers we can never describe

January 12, 2019 — Evelyn Lamb

A new mathematical holiday celebrates an underappreciated fraction

January 1, 2019 — Evelyn Lamb

It may seem daunting to memorize a 24-million-digit number, but with these tips you'll be well on your way

December 30, 2018 — Evelyn Lamb

Literary mathematician Michèle Audin tells us why Stokes’ formula is her favorite theorem

December 29, 2018 — Evelyn Lamb

The *Journeys of Women in Mathematics* documentary diversifies the stories we tell about women in math

December 22, 2018 — Evelyn Lamb

Mathematician Anil Venkatesh tells us why the Shapley value is the best way to quantify everything from Security Council vetoes to video game weapons

December 16, 2018 — Evelyn Lamb

Personal closure on an attempted theorem about 12-tone music

December 9, 2018 — Evelyn Lamb

Science writer Yen Duong tells us why she loves the "friends and strangers" theorem

December 2, 2018 — Evelyn Lamb

I heard about a 14-boy Michigan family, so I crunched some numbers

November 30, 2018 — Evelyn Lamb

Manchester mathematician Katie Steckles tells us about her favorite theorem and how she used it to help design a new font

November 10, 2018 — Evelyn Lamb

They say you can’t be a little bit pregnant, but maybe a number can be a little bit prime

November 3, 2018 — Evelyn Lamb

Better living through set-builder notation

October 31, 2018 — Evelyn Lamb