How billiards in polygons become trajectories on doughnuts
It all starts with a pentagon...
The Dickinson College math professor tells us about Archimedes and circles
The University of Chicago mathematician tells us why she loves the fundamental theorem of calculus
Meet the newest addition to your math podcast feed
The brilliant Stanford professor, killed by breast cancer at 40, worked with shapes unconstrained by the real world
The mathematical near-miss is "an exact representation of an almost-right answer"
Michèle Audin’s book about Sofya Kovalevskaya is a fascinating combination of biography, personal reflections, and fictional digressions
The mathematical model that should be an amusement park ride
June 17 is World Tessellation Day. Take a moment to look at the beautiful patterns under your feet
If it quacks like a sphere…
Repeat Nobel Winners, they’re just like us!
Julie Rehmeyer’s new memoir is a moving portrait of a person living expansively in the face of setbacks and limitations
It took me a long time to understand the mysterious mathematical property of compactness
Come for the fractals. Stay for the bunny puns
I took a walk and tripped—almost literally—over a beautiful octagonal tiling
Rue Sophie Germain is not the only Paris street named for a mathématicienne
I wish we got to read a different story about Sophie Germain
A natural habitat for hyperbolic geometry
Mathematics and mathematicians thrive when they can travel freely around the world