- Bob Moses, Crusader for Civil Rights and Math Education, Dies at 86by Michael Levenson, Clay Risen and Eduardo Medina on July 25, 2021 at 11:17 pm
Mr. Moses developed a reputation for extraordinary calm in the face of violence as he helped to register thousands of voters and trained a generation of activists in Mississippi in the early 1960s.
- Is This Some Kind of Code? You Can Solve the …by Siobhan Roberts on June 26, 2021 at 12:54 am
Erik and Martin Demaine, a father-and-son team of “algorithmic typographers,” have confected an entire suite of mathematically inspired typefaces.
- Can Geometry Be as Soul-Stirring as Poetry?by Matt Parker on June 22, 2021 at 12:11 am
In “Shape,” Jordan Ellenberg argues for the importance of geometry as the underlying structure of reality.
- Jordan Ellenberg Wouldn’t Have Given the Nobel Prize to Bob Dylanon June 18, 2021 at 1:23 am
“I strongly endorse the idea of going beyond the verbal art forms traditionally marked as ‘literature,’ but everybody already knows about Bob Dylan. They should have given it to Lynda Barry.”
- Who’s Afraid of Big Numbers?by Aiyana Green and Steven Strogatz on June 17, 2021 at 9:00 am
Pretty much everyone. But it doesn’t have to be that way, two mathematicians contend.
- A New Biography of Kurt Gödel, Whose Brilliant Life Intersected With the Upheavals of the 20th Centuryby Jennifer Szalai on June 2, 2021 at 6:25 am
“Journey to the Edge of Reason,” by Stephen Budiansky, is an illuminating new biography of the groundbreaking mathematician.
- ‘Shape’ Makes Geometry Entertaining. Really, It Does.by Parul Sehgal on May 20, 2021 at 2:29 pm
In his new book, Jordan Ellenberg explains how geometric thinking can allow for everything from fairer American elections to better pandemic planning.
- Does It Hurt Children to Measure Pandemic Learning Loss?by Dana Goldstein on April 9, 2021 at 11:14 am
Research shows many young children have fallen behind in reading and math. But some educators are worried about stigmatizing an entire generation.
- Abel Prize: Avi Wigderson, László Lovász Win for Work That Bridged Math and Computer Scienceby Kenneth Chang on March 22, 2021 at 4:52 pm
Avi Wigderson and László Lovász will share the annual prize that aims to be something like the Nobel for mathematics.
- The Latest Wrinkle in Crumple Theoryby Siobhan Roberts on March 8, 2021 at 2:18 pm
From studies of “geometric frustration,” scientists learn how paper folds under pressure.