Math Digest Summaries of Media Coverage of Math  Math Digest Contributors Allyn Jackson, AMS Elizabeth Moisan, Kaiser Permanente Benjamin Stein, University of Massachusetts, Amherst  Links are provided to Math Digest summaries. Items without links have not been summarized in Math Digest. 1997 Articles December 1997  "The Subjective Underbelly of Hardheaded Math," New York Times, 20 December 1997
November 1997  Seven articles on the Beal Conjecture and the $50,000 Prize for its Solution
 Review of Fermat's Enigma by Simon Singh, New York Times Book Review, 30 November 1997
 "Quantum Honeybees," Discover, November 1997
 "Fermat's Last Stand," Scientific American, November 1997
 "Square Knots," American Scientist, NovemberDecember 1997
 "The Truth about Counting," The Sciences, NovemberDecember 1997
October 1997 September 1997 August 1997 July 1997 June 1997 May 1997  "Flaw Found in Quantum Code," Science, 16 May 1997; "Quantum Cheating," Science News, 14 June 1997
 "Researchers on Complexity Ponder What It's All About," New York Times, 6 May 1997
 "Tying Physical Theory into Stable Knots," Science News, 3 May 1997
 "Chaos Keeps Data Under Wraps," Science, 2 May 1997
 "A: One, From Romania. Q: How Many Women Have Won the Ultimate Math Contest?," New York Times, 1 May 1997
 "Duality, Spacetime, and Quantum Mechanics," Physics Today, May 1997
 "What is Random?," American Scientist, May/June 1997
 "Through the Looking Glass," The Sciences, May/June 1997
 "Qubit by Qubit: Building better quantum computer," The Sciences, May/June 1997
April 1997 March 1997  "Chaos in Hollywood: Can science explain why a movie is a hit or a flop?," The New Yorker, 31 March 1997
 "Taking `Hard' Problems to the Limit," Science, 14 March 1997
 "Computers and Proof: Applying automated reasoning to prove mathematical theorems," Science News, 22 March 1997
 "Fractal Past, Fractal Future," Science News, 1 March 1997
 "Juggling Act: A Profile of Ronald L. Graham," Scientific American, March 1997
 "Can't Get No Satisfaction," American Scientist, March/April 1997
 "Coffee Mates: An artist and a mathematician share a `readymade' brew," The Sciences, March/April 1997
February 1997  "How to Play Platonic Billiards," Science, 21 February 1997
 "In Mao's China, Politically Correct Math," Science, 28 February 1997
 "Smart Neurons Offer Neuroscience a Math Lesson," Science, 14 February 1997
 "A Decade of Teaching `Reform Calculus' Has Been a Disaster, Critics Charge," Chronicle of Higher Education, 7 February 1997
 "The Challenge of Large Numbers," Scientific American, February 1997

