Mathematical Digest


Short Summaries of Articles about Mathematics
in the Popular Press

"Cake-cutting perfected," by Philip Ball. Nature Science Update, 7 January 2004.

Political scientist Steven Bram (New York University) and his unnamed mathematician and economist colleagues have determined an "efficient, equitable and envy-free" (and honesty-reinforcing) method of cutting a cake for two or three parties. The story was also reported in The Guardian, by science editor Tim Radford, 14 January 2004.

--- Annette Emerson