Mathematical Digest

Short Summaries of Articles about Mathematics
in the Popular Press

"Real Genius," by Jessica B.Baker. Boston Magazine, October 2003.

The magazine's Education Issue includes a brief profile of Steven Byrnes ofLexington, Massachusetts, who has proved a new mathematical theorem: "PosetGame Periodicity Theorem." His work earned him the Siemens WestinghouseCompetition in Math, Science and Technology and US$100,000 scholarship. He wasalso a finalist in the Intel Science Talent Search and last year was the onlystudent to win both the math and physics National Olympiad competitions. Byrnesattends Harvard now.

--- Annette Emerson