## 1,000 Years of Congruent Numbers

These integers have inspired one of the most important unsolved problems in mathematics

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These integers have inspired one of the most important unsolved problems in mathematics

July 13, 2019 — Evelyn Lamb

2400 years separate two people with whom this computer science term is associated

June 26, 2019 — Evelyn Lamb

These blissful integers are a bit mysterious

June 21, 2019 — Evelyn Lamb

Because you know it has to be when you write 400 words explaining it

June 9, 2019 — Evelyn Lamb

Gary Urton explains what we can and cannot know about Inka khipus

June 8, 2019 — Evelyn Lamb

Murray Gell-Mann, 1969 Nobel Laureate in Physics who identified the quark, died May 24th.

June 3, 2019 — Steve Mirsky

A new book that can make you love calculus

June 1, 2019 — Steve Mirsky

Euclid’s proof of the infinitude of primes opens the door to some interesting questions

May 26, 2019 — Evelyn Lamb

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

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

May 22, 2019 — Josh Fischman

Moon Duchin shares an abstract theorem with surprising connections to gerrymandering

May 18, 2019 — Evelyn Lamb

This holey mathematical object was discovered by a Swiss mathematician and then forgotten for decades

May 12, 2019 — Evelyn Lamb

Suresh Venkatasubramanian tells us about one of the most important tools he uses to root out algorithmic bias

April 28, 2019 — Evelyn Lamb

The science and art of password setting and cracking continues to evolve, as does the war between password users and abusers

April 12, 2019 — Jean-Paul Delahaye

Ursula Whitcher tells us why she loves this physics-inspired branch of mathematics

April 11, 2019 — Evelyn Lamb

The sum of squares

April 9, 2019 — Bikash Chakraborty and The Mathematical Intelligencer

Middle school math teacher Fawn Nguyen tells us why a classic right triangle fact is her favorite mathematical result

April 6, 2019 — Evelyn Lamb

The story of a differential equation and a medical breakthrough

April 4, 2019 — Steven Strogatz

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