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

January 24, 2019 — Evelyn Lamb

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Skip Garibaldi tells us about the numbers we can never describe

January 12, 2019 — Evelyn Lamb

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A new mathematical holiday celebrates an underappreciated fraction

January 1, 2019 — Evelyn Lamb

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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

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

December 29, 2018 — Evelyn Lamb

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

December 22, 2018 — Evelyn Lamb

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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

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Personal closure on an attempted theorem about 12-tone music

December 9, 2018 — Evelyn Lamb

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

December 2, 2018 — Evelyn Lamb

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

November 30, 2018 — Evelyn Lamb

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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

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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

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Better living through set-builder notation

October 31, 2018 — Evelyn Lamb

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Mike Lawler talks about the most influential paper in his career in finance, teaching math to his kids and ultimate

October 27, 2018 — Evelyn Lamb

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Mathematician Chawne Kimber shares her favorite theorems and quilts that make a statement

October 14, 2018 — Evelyn Lamb

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The Lathisms podcast shares the varied stories of Hispanic and Latinx mathematicians

September 30, 2018 — Evelyn Lamb

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Is that a chill in the air? Then it must be time for PSL’s, everyone’s favorite seasonal matrices

September 30, 2018 — Evelyn Lamb

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“Mathematician-at-large” James Tanton shares playful mathematics and Sperner’s lemma

September 29, 2018 — Evelyn Lamb

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Erika Camacho discusses how her favorite theorem applies to her research on mathematical modeling of eye diseases and the dynamics of fanaticism

September 16, 2018 — Evelyn Lamb

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Inside the p-adic numbers that make Peter Scholze's work tick

September 3, 2018 — Evelyn Lamb

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