Math Digest Summaries of Media Coverage of Math  Math Digest Contributors Mike Breen, AMS Annette Emerson, AMS Allyn Jackson, AMS Rafe Jones, Brown University Claudia Clark, Northeastern University  Links are provided to Math Digest summaries. Items without links have not been summarized in Math Digest. 2003 Articles December 2003  "Earth and Mars share a clock in the sky," The Christian Science Moinitor, 30 December 2003
 Reviews of the novel Shooting the Sun, by Max Byrd, 28 and 30 December 2003
 "Bookish Math," Science News, 20 and 27 December, 2003
 "Quadramagicology," New Scientist, 20/27 December 2003
 "Go figure": Review The Millennium Problems, by Keith Devlin, New Scientist, 20/27 December 2003
 "1904 and all that,"Nature, 18/25 December 2003
 "Aromatics do the twist," Nature, 18/25 December 2003
 "Randomness in Quantum Computation," Science, 19 December 2003
 "World's most mysterious book may be a hoax," Nature Science Update, 17 December 2003
 "Mathematics could stabilize peace treaties," Nature Science Update, 16 December 2003
 "Hit Song Science," The New York Times Magazine, 14 December 2003
 "Mystery remains as journal withdraws paper," Nature, 11 December 2003
 "Maths institute planned to meet multiplying demand," Nature, 11 December 2003
 "Mathematicians get fresh formula for web searches," Nature, 11 December 2003
 "Lying Brain Teasers: Politicians, Liars and Mathematical Puzzles," abcnews.com, 7 December 2003
 "In Archimedes' Puzzle, a New Eureka Moment," New York Times, 14 December 2003; "Problem Solved,"Science, 5 December 2003
November 2003  "Synchrony and Simultaneity": A Review of Einstein's Clocks, Poincaré's Maps, by Peter Galison, American Scientist, NovemberDecember 2003
 "A Lucid Interval," American Scientist, NovemberDecember 2003
 "Making Waves," New Scientist, 29 November 2003
 "Malaysian politics according to a mathematician," MalaysiaKini.com, 28 November 2003
 "Primal dream," an interview with Marcus du Sautoy, New Scientist, 26 November 2003
 "From Bourbon to Binary," New Scientist, 22 November 2003
 "Leaves by number," Nature, 20 November 2003
 "Luminet's illuminations," Nature, 20 November 2003
 "A beautiful find," Charlotte Observer, 16 November 2003
 "It's not who you know...it's who the people you know know," New Scientist, 15 November 2003
 "Virtual voters pick best teams," Nature Science Update, 14 November 2003;
"Monkeys Would Fare as Well as BCS in Picking Best Football Teams, Math Student Finds," The Chronicle of Higher Education, 29 November 2003  "Brain furrow may cause maths problem," Nature Science Update, 13 November 2003
 "Discover's Guide to the Greatest Science Gifts," Discovermagazine.com, 12 November 2003
 "Interview with the World Bank's New Chief Economist," The World Bank Group, DevMedia Center, 12 November 2003
 "Passion for speed keeps Roush in NASCAR race," USA Today, 6 November 2003
 "Entertaining Mr. Chicken": Review of Everything and More, by David Foster Wallace, New Scientist, 5 November 2003
 "The Future of String Theory: A Conversation with Brian Greene," Scientific American, November 2003
October 2003  "Math Megalibrary," Science, 24 October 2003
 "Physics Forged in the Tripos": Review of Masters of Theory: Cambridge and the Rise of Mathematical Physics, by Andrew Warwick, Science, 24 October 2003
 "From here to infinity: Germs, math, and the beauty of discovery": A review of Everything and More: A Compact History of Infinity, by David Foster Wallace, Boston Sunday Globe, 19 October 2003
 "Outstanding in his field": Review of The Man Who Changed Everything: The Life of James Clerk Maxwell, by Basil Mahon, Nature, 23 October 2003
 ""True love, virtual sex": Review of Turing: A Nove about Computation, by Christos Papadimitriou, New Scientist, 18 October 2003
 "Keep on Tracking" Review of two books on infinity, The Guardian, 18 October 2003
 "Numbers Crunched While You Wait," Science, 17 October 2003
 "Economics prize for duo who resolved random results," Nature, 16 October 2003
 "Does the Universe Go on Forever?" New Scientist, 11 October 2003
 "How the Species Became," New Scientist, 11 October 2003
 "Homegrown" Science, 10 October 2003
 "Prime time for mathematics": A review of Prime Obsession by John Derbyshire, and the Music of the Primes by Marcus du Sautoy, Nature, 9 October 2003
 "Prime Time for the Riemann Hypothesis": Review of Prime Obsession: Bernhard Riemann and the Greatest Unsolved Problem in Mathematics by John Derbyshire, Science, 3 October 2003
 "This headline is (half) false," The Economist, October 2003
 "Real Genius," Boston Magazine, October 2003
 "Brother, Can You Spare 18 Cents?," Discover October 2003
September 2003  "In Search of the Optimal Scumsucking Bottomfeeder," American Scientist, SeptemberOctober 2003
 "Rubik's Rubrics": Review of Adventures in Group Theory: Rubik's Cube, Merlin's Machine, and Other Mathematical Toys, by David Joyner, American Scientist, SeptemberOctober 2003
 "Impossibilities: Review of Abel's Proof: An Essay on the Sources and Meaning of Mathematical Unsolvability, by Peter Pesic, American Scientist, SeptemberOctober 2003
 "Infinite Secrets," a television program produced for NOVA, airing on PBS, originally broadcast 20 September 2003
 "The Short List: Pressing Issues in Academe," The Chronicle of Higher Education, 19 September 2003
 "Passing Messages Between Disciplines," Science, 19 September 2003
 "African institute ready for meeting of mathematical minds," Nature, 18 September 2003
 "Possible or probable?," Nature, 18 September 2003
 "Partial reflection": Review of Science in the Looking Glass, by E. Brian Davies, New Scientist, 13 September 2003
 "Esoteric theorist lands starring role in Senate hearing," by Nature, 11 September 2003
 Reviews of Kepler's Conjecture: How Some of the Greatest Minds in History Helped Solve One of the Oldest Math Problems in the World by George G. Szpiro:
"The proof of packing", Nature, 11 September 2003 "To Prove the Optimal Packing," Science, 29 August 2003 "The 24dimensional greengrocer" Nature, 21 August 2003 "Does the proof stack up?", Nature, 3 July 2003  "A Polemic on Probability": A review of Probability Theory: The Logic of Science, by E.T. Jaynes, Science, 5 September 2003
 "AAAS Statisticians Estimate Deaths from Conflict in Peru," Science, 29 August 2003;
"Statistical model leaves Peru counting the cost of civil war," Nature, 4 September 2003  "Girls Are Better at Math, But ...," Discover, September 2003
 "PopSci's vBrilliant 10," Popular Science, September 2003
August 2003  "Chaos: Useful at Last?" Science, 29 August 2003
 "Quick and Dirty Refereeing?" Science, 29 August 2003
 "All about Isaac": Review of Newton's Apple, by Peter Aughton, New Scientist, 23 August 2003
 "In Search of a Scientific Revolution," Science News, 16 August 2003
 "Small World After All," Science News, 16 August 2003
"Ignorance, Knowledge, and Outcomes in a Small World," Science, 8 August 2003 "With EMail, It's Not Easy to Navigate 6 Degrees of Separation," The New York Times, 12 August 2003 "More than six degrees separate us," Nature Science Update, 8 August 2003  "Mr. Babbage and the Buskers," New Scientist, 16 August 2003
 "Was Newton a Newtonian?": Review of Isaac Newton by James Gleick, Science, 15 August 2003
 Review of The Book of My Life, by Girolam Cardano, New Scientist, 9 August 2003
 "Vital Statistics," Nature, 7 August 2003
 "Fast Findings on Fluid Frenzy," Science News, 2 August 2003
"Getting a Grip on Turbulence," Science, 1 August 2003  "Slide Rules: The First Nerd Tool," Discover, August 2003
July 2003  "Indivisible Man": A review of books about the Riemann Hypothesis, American Scientist, JulyAugust 2003
 "Map Quest": A review of Four Colors Suffice: How the Map Problem Was Solved, by Robin Wilson, American Scientist, JulyAugust 2003
 "Making Connections": A review of Six Degrees: The Science of a Connected Age, by Duncan J. Watts, American Scientist, JulyAugust 2003
 "The Spectrum of Riemannium," American Scientist, July/August 2003
 "Bring on the Problems? It Must be Math Camp," The New York Times, 30 July 2003
 "New kind of auction balances supply, demand and complex bidding strategies," Nature Science Update, 30 July 2003
 "Dying Mathematician Spends Last Days on Area of Polygon," The Wall Street Journal, 29 July 2003
 Review of Gamma: Exploring Euler's Constant, by Julian Havil, New Scientist, 19 July 2003
 "Taming Nature's Numbers," New Scientist, 19 July 2003
 Review of Isaac Newton, by James Gleick, New Scientist, 19 July 2003
 "Strength in Numbers," The Chronicle of Higher Education, 18 July 2003
June 2003  Reviews of A Mathematician Plays the Stock Market by John Allen Paulos, JuneJuly 2003
 "A Mathematician Crunches the Supreme Court's Numbers," The New York Times, 24 June 2003
 "Mathematicians primed to prove twin theory Pride, cash at stake in solutions," San Francisco Chronicle, 16 June 2003
 "If it looks like a sphere...," Science News, 14 June 2003
 "The Witch of Agnesi," New Scientist, 14 June 2003
 "Cracking the Khipu Code," Science, 13 June 2003;
"Researcher sees strands of ancient secrets," The Boston Globe, 4 July 2003; "Decoding The Secrets Of The Incas," Associated Press, CBSNews.com, 2 December 2003  "Will Abel prize for maths rival the Nobels?," New Scientist, 7 June 2003
 "A Game of Chance," New Scientist, 7 June 2003
 "Neural Foundations of Logical and Mathematical Cognition," Nature Reviews Neuroscience, June 2003
 Mathematical sidebars in Discover, June 2003
May 2003  "Scientists Prove Kansas Flatter than a Pancake," Annals of Improbable Research, MayJune 2003
 "Paradoxes in Paradise": Review of The Search for Certainty: A Philosophical Account of Foundations of Mathematics, by Marcus Giaquinto, American Scientist, MayJune 2003
 Review of Hinged Dissections: Swinging and Twisting by Greg N. Frederickson, American Scientist, MayJune 2003
 Review of Geometrical Landscapes: The Voyages of Discovery and the Transformation of Mathematical Practice, by Amir R. Alexander, American Scientist, MayJune 2003
 "Don't let the numbers get you down": Review of What the Numbers Say, by Derrick Niederman and David Boyum, New Scientist, 31 May 2003
 "Copied citations give impact factors a boost," Nature, 22 May 2003
 "Rope trick calculated," Nature Science Update, 21 May 2003
 "Some numbers you can't count on": Review of Imagining Numbers, by Barry Mazur,The Observer, 18 May 2003
 "How mathematical beauty surfaces in art," New Scientist, 10 May 2003
 "Making Wavelets," Science, 9 May 2003
 "Amber Alert Saves Girl," CBS Evening News, 8 May 2003
 "Beauty is in the Wallet of the Beholder," abcnews.com, 4 May 2003
 "Mathematical model reveals best auction strategy," New Scientist, 3 May 2003
 "Free Journal Finder," Science, 3 May 2003
 "The Science of Origami," Science, 3 May 2003
 "A Digital Slice of Pi," Scientific American, May 2003
 "ScaleFree Networks," Scientific American, May 2003
 Review of three books about the Riemann Hypothesis, Scientific American, May 2003
 "Stats Geek at Bat," Popular Science, May 2003
 "The Grade A, Number 1 Prime Puzzle of Math," Popular Science, May 2003
April 2003  Articles on the attempt to prove the Poincaré Conjecture, April 2003
 Articles about first Abel Prize of US$825,000 Awarded to JeanPierre Serre, April 2003
 "Every Unhappy Family Has Its Own Bilinear Influence Function," The Chronicle of Higher Education, 25 April 2003
 "A vision for the future of genomics research," Nature, 24 April 2003
 "World Trade Centre forensics break new ground," Nature Science Update, 23 April 2003
 "Satisfying a Zeta Jones," The Village Voice, 1622 April 2003
 "Powers to the people": Interview with Robert Moses, New Scientist, 19 April 2003
 "Group minds": Review of The One True Platonic Heaven, by John L. Casti, New Scientist, 19 April 2003
 "Understanding a Professor and a Revolutionary," The Chronicle of Higher Education, 18 April 2003
 "Researchers Building Math Model of SARS," The Washington Post, 16 April 2003
 "Counting on creativity," Providence Journal, 10 April 2003
 "The impossible puzzle," New Scientist, 5 April 2003
 "Yeeeeeeeeeer Out!" Science, 4 April 2003
 "All Together Now: Clap": Review of Sync by Steven Strogatz and Six Degrees by Duncan J. Watts, Discover, April 2003
 "The Hound of the Data Points," Popular Science, April 2003
 "Black History Month 2003 Timeline," NPR website, April 2003
March 2003  Stories about the GoldstonYildirim work on spacings of prime numbers, March 2003.
 "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?": Review of The Millennium Problems: The Seven Greatest Unsolved Mathematical Mysteries of Our Time, by Keith Devlin, American Scientist, MarchApril 2003
 "On the Complex Plane": Review of Indra's Pearls: The Vision of Felix Klein, by David Mumford, Caroline Series, and David Wright, American Scientist, MarchApril 2003
 "A Bright Future for Biologists and Mathematicians?" Science, 28 March 2003
 "Flu evolution modeled," Nature Science Update, 27 March 2003
 "Synchronization from chaos," Nature, 27 March 2003
 "Galileo points the way," Nature, 27 March 2003
 "The big catch," New Scientist, 22 March 2003
 "Cracking puzzles": Review of Mathematical Miniatures, by Svetoslav Savchev and Titu Andreescu, New Scientist, 22 March 2003
 "Email reveals real leaders," Nature Science Update, 20 March 2003
 "Scholars and Groups Receive Presidential Awards as Mentors in the Sciences," The Chronicle of Higher Education, 18 March 2003
 "Think of a...": Review of Imagining Numbers, by Barry Mazur, New Scientist, 15 March 2003
 "Science Flair," Science News, 15 March 2003
 "How BeefHungry Voters Can Get Tofu for President," The Wall Street Journal, 14 March 2003
 "Primed to go: Mathematicians are discussing ways to make codebreaking easier," The Economist, 27 March 2003; "Fear of factors: Cracking primenumber case raises online security doubts," International Herald Tribune, 10 March 2003.
 "Hypatia," New Scientist, 8 March 2003
 "Reflections of Reflections Without End": Review of Indra's Pearls: The Vision of Felix Klein, by David Mumford, Caroline Series, and David Wright, Science, 7 March 2003
 "Stacking Up the Evidence," Science, 7 March 2003
 Commentaries on the war in Iraq by mathematician John Allen Paulos, abcnews.com, March 2003
 "The Bidding Game," Beyond Discovery, March 2003
February 2003  "Ethnomathematics," New York Times Magazine, 23 February 2003
 "Knotty Calculations," Science News, 22 February 2003
 "All together now," Nature, 20 February 2003
 "Math Class." NetWatch, Science, 14 February 2003
 "Columbia Disaster Underscores The Risky Nature of Risk Analysis," Science, 14 February 2003
 "Symbol of Perfect Proportion": Review of The Golden Ratio: The Story of Phi, the World's Most Astonishing Number by Mario Livio, Science, 14 February 2003
 "The Code War," Beyond Discovery, 12 February 2003
 "Numbers crunched": Review of Mathematics: A very short introduction, by Timothy Gowers, New Scientist, 8 February 2003
 "Light in the darkness": Review of Sync: The emerging science of spontaneous order, by Steven Strogatz, New Scientist, 8 February 2003
 "Full Steam AheadProbably," Science, 7 February 2003
 Review of A Shortcut Through Time: The Path to the Quantum Computer, by George Johnson, Scientific American, February 2003
January 2003  "Flying and Driving after the September 11 Attacks," American Scientist, JanuaryFebruary 2003
 "On the Threshold," American Scientist, JanuaryFebruary 2003
 "Meeting: Joint Mathematics Meetings," Science, 31 January 2003
 "At top speed." Random Samples, Science, 31 January 2003
 "Mathematicians Find Problems With New System for Scoring Figure Skating," The Chronicle of Higher Education, 31 January 2003
 "A knotty story": Review of Knots: Mathematics with a Twist, by Alexei Sossinsky, Nature, 30 January 2003
 Two articles about the book Six Degrees, by Duncan Watts: New York Times, 25 January 2003, and New Scientist 25 January 2003
 "Cancer summed up," Nature, 23 January 2003
 "Out of the fold": Interview with Erik Demaine, New Scientist, 18 January 2003
 "Fold here first," New Scientist, 18 January 2003
 "Mathematicians find path less traveled," Nature Science Update, 14 January 2003
 Letters about article on elections, Science News, 11 January 2003
 "New Look at Old Data Irks SmallpoxEradication Experts," Science, 10 January 2002
 "50 years ago," column in Nature, 9 January 2003
 "Math's WildAndCrazy Guy," The Washington Post, 6 January 2003
 "Future World: Privacy, Terrorists, and Science Fiction," ABCnews.com Who's Counting Column, 5 January 2003
 "Puzzle primes": Review of Dr. Riemann's Zeros, by Karl Sabbagh, New Scientist, 4 January 2003
 "Some things never change": Review of Discovery of Cosmic Fractals, by Yurij Baryshev and Pekka Teerikorpi, New Scientist, 4 January 2003
 "Euler vindicated after 250 years," New Scientist, 4 January 2003
 "It's a kind of magic," New Scientist, 4 January 2003
 "Arthur T. Winfree (19422002)," Nature, 2 January 2003
 "A tangled problem," Nature, 2 January 2003
 "The Mathematics of Artificial Speech," Discover, January 2003
 "Test for Primes Menaces Internet," Discover, January 2003

