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Secrets of the Universe Revealed!

Cornell University applied mathematics professor Steven Strogatz talks about his new book Infinite Powers: How Calculus Reveals the Secrets of the Universe.

May 23, 2019 — Steven Strogatz and Steve Mirsky

Beautiful Math

A new book shows off spectacular works of art inspired by mathematical principles

May 22, 2019 — Josh Fischman

Chemical π

Using the periodic table to memorize that celebrated number

March 14, 2019 — John Conway and The Mathematical Intelligencer

The Entertainer

In praise of Raymond Smullyan: logician, magician, mathematician, puzzlist and philosopher

February 26, 2019 — Jim Henle and The Mathematical Intelligencer

Loopy Particle Math  

Scientists are creating mathematical tools to identify novel particles and phenomena at the world's largest particle accelerator

December 26, 2018 — Matthew von Hippel

Data Reveals Most Influential Movies

By analyzing the network connections between 47,000 films on IMDb, researchers found the most influential films ever made. Christopher Intagliata reports. 

December 5, 2018 — Christopher Intagliata

Proofs and Guarantees

We can prove things in math, but does that mean they’re true?

November 9, 2018 — James Robert Brown and The Mathematical Intelligencer
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Science or SciFi?

Science or SciFi?

Vanishing Particles. Spooky Action.