Mathematical Digest

Short Summaries of Articles about Mathematics
in the Popular Press

"With Abstruse Mathematics as a Tool, 2 Brothers Tackle Real-WorldProblems," by Vincent Kiernan. Chronicle of Higher Education, 20 March1998, pages A20-21.

This article discusses the lives and work of mathematicians David and GregoryChudnovsky. Brilliant and idiosyncratic, the two brothers emigrated to theU.S. in 1977 from the Soviet Union and have worked together on mathematics alltheir lives. The article describes some of the Chudnovskys' recent use ofcomputers in their mathematical research.

--- Allyn Jackson