Moon Duchin shares an abstract theorem with surprising connections to gerrymandering
This holey mathematical object was discovered by a Swiss mathematician and then forgotten for decades
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Suresh Venkatasubramanian tells us about one of the most important tools he uses to root out algorithmic bias
Ursula Whitcher tells us why she loves this physics-inspired branch of mathematics
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Middle school math teacher Fawn Nguyen tells us why a classic right triangle fact is her favorite mathematical result
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Robert Ghrist shares a beautiful link between exponentiation, differentiation and shift...
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Cynthia Flores describes how Heisenberg’s famous principle has shaped her mathematical career and worldview
Mathematicians Nikita Nikolaev and Beatriz Navarro Lameda share their favorite theorem and their mathematics-themed wedding
Black History Month in the U.S. is a good time to celebrate these important people
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is right: machines can lead to racist outcomes
Nira Chamberlain, the World's Most Interesting Mathematician, describes the delicate mathematics of weather models
Skip Garibaldi tells us about the numbers we can never describe
A new mathematical holiday celebrates an underappreciated fraction
It may seem daunting to memorize a 24-million-digit number, but with these tips you'll be well on your way
Literary mathematician Michèle Audin tells us why Stokes’ formula is her favorite theorem
The Journeys of Women in Mathematics documentary diversifies the stories we tell about women in math