Mathematical Digest

Short Summaries of Articles about Mathematics
in the Popular Press

"Math Emerges Blinking Into the Glare of Popular Culture," by Paul Lewis.New York Times, 13 March 1999, page A17.

This brief article discusses the recent surge of popular interest inmathematics, which was spurred primarily by Andrew Wiles' proof of Fermat'sLast Theorem and which has now spread to other parts of mathematics.

--- Allyn Jackson