Mathematical Digest

Short Summaries of Articles about Mathematics
in the Popular Press

"Meet the Quant Jocks," by Neil Harris. New Scientist, 30 September 2000, pages 56-57.

Bankers use the terms "rocket scientists" and "quant jocks" to describe people employed to do mathematical modeling and forecasting. Currently, such enviable careers are widespread for people with mathematical ability, and not only in the field of finance. Mathematicians are sought after in operations research, accountancy, and statistics as well.

--- Benjamin Stein