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Stephen Smale and the history of the Fields medal

July 30, 2018 — Evelyn Lamb

Ingrid Daubechies shares the Tutte embedding theorem and how it can help biologists understand the evolution of teeth

July 26, 2018 — Evelyn Lamb

The Berkeley math professor shares his favorite prime proofs

July 15, 2018 — Evelyn Lamb

Because sometimes a Cantor set just wants to feel pretty

July 8, 2018 — Evelyn Lamb

An analysis of the movement of some 40,000 people suggests most of us frequent only 25 places—and as we sub in new favorites, we drop old ones. Christopher Intagliata reports.

July 2, 2018 — Christopher Intagliata

How artist Yayoi Kusama showed me the beauty of a favorite mathematical space

June 30, 2018 — Evelyn Lamb

A growing movement argues that killing pi would make mathematics simpler, easier and even more beautiful

June 28, 2018 — Randyn Charles Bartholomew

There are plenty of arguments for why the lesser known Greek letter should be as popular as its more famous cousin

June 28, 2018 — Elizabeth Landau

To understand tau, you need to understand pi. Watch how mathematicians from Archimedes on have wrapped their heads around the math of circles.

June 28, 2018 — Shelley Sandiford, Lydia Chain and Deboki Chakravarti

The Harvey Mudd College mathematician tells us why he loves playing with Brouwer's fixed-point theorem

June 17, 2018 — Evelyn Lamb

A physicist decries the trend of chasing after aesthetically pleasing theories that lack empirical evidence

June 11, 2018 — Sabine Hossenfelder

What is the meaning of this unassuming, mistranslated curve?

May 28, 2018 — Evelyn Lamb

The Johns Hopkins University mathematician tells us why doing category theory is like playing the viola

May 28, 2018 — Evelyn Lamb

An evolutionary analysis of pop tunes revealed that over the past 30 years songs have grown sadder—but the big hits buck that trend. Christopher Intagliata reports. ...

May 24, 2018 — Christopher Intagliata

Born 300 years ago this month, Agnesi was the first woman to write a mathematics textbook and to be appointed to a university chair in math

May 16, 2018 — Richard Gunderman, David Gunderman and The Conversation US

Scientists have added radar info to seismic data, isotope measurements and optical imagery to study covert nuclear tests. Christopher Intagliata reports.

May 14, 2018 — Christopher Intagliata

In which we are honored to be the second-favorite podcast appearance of the only MIT applied math graduate student who has played in the NFL

May 12, 2018 — Evelyn Lamb

A matrix is an array of numbers, but it represents so much more

May 5, 2018 — Evelyn Lamb

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