# 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*