A recent breakthrough in a decades-old graph theory problem relies on this little assembly of seven points and eleven edges
The University of Washington mathematician talks trees, lattices and a plucky constant that seems to show up everywhere
Sara N. Hottinger’s thoughtful book addresses Western cultural narratives about who does mathematics
The tortured psyche of a misunderstood solid
An audio tour of matroid theory and music
The James Madison University mathematician raises a glass to a lavishly impractical theorem about knots
Turning and turning in the widening gyre...
A review of Gareth Roberts's book From Music to Mathematics: Exploring the Connections
The high school math teacher encourages us to savor quadrilaterals at a French café
The University of San Diego mathematician tells us about rational tangles and the frozen treat that pairs best with them
A celebration of what may be the most minimalist minimal surface
The University of Colorado Boulder math professor tells us how to celebrate the Gauss-Bonnet theorem
Happy birthday, dear blog!
The Harvey Mudd math professor tells us what dessert pairs best with Burnside’s Lemma
Also known as mouhefanggai or the Steinmetz solid, this shape appeared in the first Chinese explorations of the volume of a sphere
The mysterious abc conjecture is once again in the news. What is it?
The Pomona College professor talks about ergodic functions, Steve Reich music and the way her favorite theorem can guide our lives
The University at Albany mathematician talks about why he just can’t get enough of those Platonic solids
A look at the most festive fractal
A portrait of an 18th-century woman mathematician