Math Digest Summaries of Media Coverage of Math Edited by Allyn Jackson, AMS Contributors: Mike Breen (AMS), Claudia Clark (freelance science writer), Lisa DeKeukelaere (Brown University), Annette Emerson (AMS), Brie Finegold (University of California, Santa Barbara)  2006 Math Digest December 2006  "Wobblology," New Scientist, 23/30 December 2006;
"Strange but True: Turning a Wobbly Table Will Make It Steady," ScientificAmerican.com, 25 January 2007; "The Science of Steadying a Wobbly Table," National Public Radio, 17 February 2007  "New math could improve 'invisibility cloak'," CBC News, 27 December 2006
 "Tsunami Data Points to Value of Reefs in Warming Era," National Public Radio, 26 December 2006
 "Major progress in prime number theory," The Hindu, 25 December 2006
 "Erziehung berechnen (To compute upbringing)", Neue Zürcher Zeitung, 24 December 2006
 "What a Flake: Computers get the hang of icecrystal growth," Science News Online, 23 December 2006
 "Breakthrough of the Year: The Poincaré ConjectureProved," Science, 22 December 2006;
"Math takes Science's spotlight in 2006," MSNBC, 22 December 2006; "Maths solution tops science class," BBC News, 22 December 2006; "Journal Science selects top 10 scientific breakthroughs of 2006," People's Daily Online, 22 December 2006  "Master Class in Evolutionary Modeling": Review of Evolutionary Dynamics: Exploring the Equations of Life, by Martin Nowak, Science, 22 December 2006
 "Measures for measures," Nature, 21/28 December 2006
 "Painting by numbers," The San Diego Union Tribune, 21 December 2006
 "2006 in Review," news@nature.com, 20 December 2006;
"Top 10 stories of 2006," news@nature.com, 28 December 2006  "A prime example," Guardian Unlimited, 19 December 2006;
"Making mathematics music to their ears," Times Online, 23 December 2006  "Die Berechnung der Bedeutung: Die Mathematik hinter Googles Webseiten Klassifizierung (The calculation of meaning: The mathematics behind Google's website classification)", Neue Zürcher Zeitung, 15 December 2006
 "Mathematician numbers don't add up," Herald Sun (Australia), 14 December 2006
 "Scientist at Work: Nick Patterson; A Cold War Cryptologist Takes a Crack at Deciphering DNA's Deep Secrets", New York Times, 12 December 2006
 "One Last Mission for Ship Sunk in Pearl Harbor Attack," Washington Post, 7 December 2006
 "Relatively Small Number of Deaths Have a Big Impact in Pfizer Drug Trial," Wall Street Journal Online, 6 December 2006
 "Siemens High School Science Awards," National Public Radio, 4 December 2006;
"Student Wins Top Math Award," The RegisterGuard (Eugene), 5 December 2006; "High school senior wins scholarship," The Associated Press, 4 December 2006  "Never mind the Pollock's [sic]," USA Today, 3 December 2006;
"Jackson Pollock Fractals," National Public Radio, 15 December 2006  "The Monty Hall Problem," Who's Counting, abcnews.com, 3 December 2006
 "Let there be number": Review of How Mathematics Happened, by Peter S. Rudman, New Scientist, 2 December 2006
 "Teacher, students revel in joy of highlevel math," The San Francisco Chronicle, 2 December 2006
 "'Mike's Math': How One Volunteer Is Helping Kids Think Differently," ABC News, 1 December 2006
 "Day by dayhow a cancer grows," Scotsman News, 1 December 2006
 "The Turing Model Comes of Molecular Age," Science, 1 December 2006
 "Million Dollar Math," Discover, December 2006
November 2006  "Up a Lazy River," American Scientist, NovemberDecember 2006
 Articles on the mathematics of cakecutting, November 2006
 "Students score well with fantasy football," ESPN.com, 9 December 2006;
"San Jose Math Class Lands on ESPN, Thanks to Fantasy Football", KCBS, 27 November 2006  "Not Just a Pretty Equation": Review of Mathematics and Common Sense: A Case of Creative Tension, by Philip J. Davis, New Scientist, 25 November 2006
 "How to End the Math Wars," Time Online Edition, 19 November 2006
 "The Biggest Questions Ever Asked" and "Journey Through Time", New Scientist, 18 November 2006
 "Dashing Rogues," Science News, 18 November 2006
 "Lottery Strategy Pays Off," The Chronicle of Higher Education, 17 November 2006
 "This Academic Life," The Chronicle of Higher Education, 17 November 2006
 "Peloisi shakes capital ... Political Greenhorn: McNerney arrives in D.C. to take Pombo's seat, learn ropes," San Francisco Chronicle, 14 November 2006
 "Eine fläche für den Poeten (A surface for the poet)", Scienzz web site, 6 November 2006
 "When god plays dice," New Scientist, 4 November 2006
 "The Gateway Arch is NOT a Parabola," National Public Radio, 4 November 2006
 "Ballot Roulette: Computer Scientists and Mathematicians Look For Better Ways to Vote," Science News Online, 4 November 2006
 "Beautiful Models": Review of Evolutionary Dynamics: Exploring the Equations of Life, by Martin Nowak, Nature, 2 November 2006
 "Coole Mathematiker (Cool Mathematicians)": Review of Bourbaki, A Secret Society of Mathematicians, by Maurice Mashaal, Neue Zürcher Zeitung, 1 November 2006
 "Fuzzy Math," Discover, November 2006
October 2006  "Seed Firms Bolster Crops Using Traits Of Distant Relatives," The Wall Street Journal, 31 October 2006
 "Gender Similarities in Mathematics and Science," Science, 27 October 2006
 "Bent Into Shape," Science, 27 October 2006
 "Coping with uncertainty": Review of From Cosmos to Chaos: The Science of Unpredictability, by Peter Coles, Nature, 26 October 2006
 "A Rebellion Erupts Over Journals of Academia", New York Sun, 26 October 2006;
"All Bent Out of Shape at Topology," Science, 3 November 2006; "Editorial Board of Elsevier Journal Resigns in Protest Over Pricing," Chronicle of Higher Education, 10 November 2006  "Mind Games": Review of A Beautiful Math: John Nash, Game Theory, and the Modern Quest for a Code of Nature, by Tom Siegfried, New Scientist, 21 October 2006
 "Numerical Mathematics Consortium publiziert Standard (Numerical Mathematics Consortium publishes standard)," Neue Zürcher Zeitung, 20 October 2006
 "Wie schnell sich ein Beweis in nichts auflösen kann (How quickly a proof can dissolve)," Neue Zürcher Zeitung, 18 October 2006
 "Scientist at Work: ShingTung Yau: The Emperor of Math," New York Times, 17 October 2007
 "Researchers Devise Algorithms To Prevent Information Overload," Information Week, 16 October 2006
 "Proof": Review of The Artist and the Mathematician, by Amir D. Aczel, Washington Post, 15 October 2006
 "Awards," Science, 13 October 2006
 "Web Site Sells Math and Science Answers to Inquiring Students," Chronicle of Higher Education, 13 October 2006
 "The Propaganda of Numbers," Chronicle of Higher Education, 13 October 2006
 "Trying to Herd a Cat Stat," Wall Street Journal Online, 12 October 2006
 "Living With an Inability to Do Math," National Public Radio 11 October 2006;
"Math: It's Far from Elementary, My Dear," National Public Radio, 15 November 2006  "A Castle Fit for a Mathematician," Science, 6 October 2006
 "Vision's Grand Theorist," Science, 6 October 2006
 "Numbers are Male, Said Pythagoras, and the Idea Persists," by Margaret The New York Times, 3 October 2006
 "The Social Life of Genius," Toronto Star, 1 October 2006
 "Math’s Great Uniter" in "Brilliant 10," Popular Science, October 2006
 "Inpaint by Numbers," Scientific American, October 2006
September 2006  Articles on NCTM Curriculum Report, September 2006
 "Math Factor Radio," Science News Online, 30 September 2006
 "Black Mathematicians, Still a Rarity, See Light at the End of the Pipeline," The Chronicle of Higher Education, 29 September 2006
 "A Web Site Tells Black Math Scholars 'Who We Are'," The Chronicle of Higher Education, 29 September 2006
 "Statistical Flaw Trips Up Study of Bad Stats," Nature, 28 September 2006
 "A Closer Look at Sports Miracles," Wall Street Journal Online, 28 September 2006
 "Die Rolle des Zufalls in der Mathematik (The role of randomness in mathematics)," Neue Zürcher Zeitung, 27 September 2006
 "Science gets image conscious," USA Today, 25 September 2006;
"2006 Visualization Challenge," Science, 22 September 2006  "How Random is the iPod's Shuffle?" Wall Street Journal Online, 21 September 2006
 "String theory: Hanging on a thread?" USA Today, 19 September 2006
 "Mathematician Is Chosen for 'Genius' Grant," Los Angeles Times, 19, September 2006;
"UCLA Mathemagician Wins 'Genius' Grant," NBC4 TV in Los Angeles, CA, 19 September 2006  "Newsmakers: Two Cultures," Science, 15 September 2006
 "Go with the Flow," Science, 8 September 2006
 "Controlling our errors" (the SatoTate Conjecture), Nature, 7 September 2006
 "What'd you say? Math sorts out noise," The Kansas City Star, 4 September 2006
 "Die Mathematik gibt dem Arzt den Durchblick (Mathematics gives the doctor a glimpse)," Neue Zürcher Zeitung, 3 September 2006
 "Full proof? Let's trust it to the black box", Times Higher Education Supplement, 1 September 2006
August 2006  Coverage of 2006 Fields Medals, August 2006 (plus articles about Grigory Perelman)
 "Number Crunch," Nature, 31 August 2006
 "The Colbert Report: Fields Medal," Comedy Central, 22 August 2006
 "Math institute plans castle in California," Boston Globe (Associated Press), 18 August 2006
 "Professor puts politics aside in solving 51yearold math puzzle," The StarLedger, 13 August 2006
 "Connecting the Dots," American Scientist, SeptemberOctober 2006;
"Making Connections," Science, 4 August 2006  "How a Leopard Changes His Spots: Equations get to grips with patterns in a growing cat's coat," news@nature.com, 4 August 2006;
"Spot the difference," Nature, 10 August 2006  "Solving Laplace's Lunar Puzzle," Science, 4 August 2006
 Articles about the use of xrays to reveal writings of Archimedes, August 2006
 "The Geometer of Particle Physics," Scientific American, August 2006
July 2006  "The Topology and Combinatorics of Soccer Balls," American Scientist, JulyAugust 2006
 Obituaries for Irving Kaplansky, July and August 2006
 Obituaries for Frederick Mosteller, July 2006
 "Benjamin Franklin hat's erfunden (Benjamin Franklin's got it)," Neue Zürcher Zeitung, 30 July 2006
 "The Joy of Symmetry": Review of The Equation that Couldn't Be Solved, by Mario Livio, and Fearless Symmetry, by Avner Ash and Robert Gross, New Scientist, 29 July 2006, page 48.
 "Dear Mom and Dad: Please Send Cookies And a New Calculator: Math Camps Spread for Kids Who Can't Get Enough," Wall Street Journal, 28 July 2006
 "New Life for Neural Networks," Science, 28 July 2006
 "All aboard, with a little help from Einstein," The Guardian (UK), 27 July 2006;
"Getting passengers in their seats is as easy as E=mc^{2}," The Scotsman, 27 July 2006  "Celebrating Puzzles, in 18,446,744,073,709,551,616 Moves (or So)," The New York Times, 25 July 2006
 "Genialer Einsiedler (Brilliant hermit)," Neue Zürcher Zeitung, 23 July 2006
 "Major Math Problem Is Believed Solved By Reclusive Russian," The Wall Street Journal, 21 July 2006
 "Grim Statistics," Science, 21 July 2006
 "Revisiting the Relevance of the Queen of the Sciences," Greater Kashmir (Srinagar, Inda), 18 July 2006
 "Integrating Mathematics." Science, 14 July 2006
 "Small Movements: New Devices Help the Paralyzed," National Public Radio, 14 July 2006
 "AI research dealing with complicated matter," The Telegraph (Nashua, NH), 12 July 2006
 "Narratively Imaginative," Shanghai Daily, 12 July 2006
 "Geometric maps reveal hidden beauty of music," New Scientist, 7 July 2006;
"Exploring Musical Space," Science, 7 July 2006; "Calculated tones," Nature, 13 July 2006; "Music's inner map revealed, with some help from geometry," The Boston Globe, 31 July 2006  "Van Gogh painted perfect turbulence," news@nature.com, 7 July 2006
 "'No Child' Law Leads States to Weaken Student Tests, Study Says," Bloomberg.com, 5 July 2006
 "The Math Behind Pellicano's Code": Interview with Keith Devlin, National Public Radio, 1 July 2006
 "The net reloaded", New Scientist, 1 July 2006
 "The Extreme Sport of Origami," Discover, July 2006
June 2006  Reviews of Unknown Quantity by John Derbyshire, June 2006
 "Chinese, English Speakers Vary at Math," The Washington Post, 26 June 2006
 "He Talks the Talk So Viewers Think He Figures the Figures," The New York Times, 25 June 2006
 "Mathematics stepping out of the shadows," Business Edge, 22 June 2006
 "Schwer fassbare dreidimensionale Sphären (Difficulttograsp threedimensional spheres)," Neue Zürcher Zeitung, 21 June 2006
 "Hawking Takes Beijing; Now, Will Science Follow?", International Herald Tribune, 20 June 2006
 "Die Ecken und Kanten des runden Balles (The corners and crusts of round balls), Neue Zürcher Zeitung, 18 June 2006
 "Awards: Kyoto Prize." Science, 16 June 2006
 "Goal fever at the World Cup," Nature, 15 June 2006;
"Scientists send Eriksson the perfect penalty formula," The Daily Telegraph, 22 June 2006 "Researchers try to formulate the perfect penalty shot," The Christian Science Monitor, 6 July 2006  "Mathematician Colors His Numbers into Artworks," Shreveport Times, 14 June 2006
 "The N.B.A.'s Secret Superstars," The New York Times, 10 June 2006
 "The Style of Numbers Behind a Number of Styles," The Chronicle of Higher Education, 9 June 2006
 "Charting an Arabic course": Review of Mathematical Geography and Cartography in Islam and their Continuation in the Occident, Vol. I, by Fuat Sezing, Nature, 8 June 2006
 "Eine Hommage an Kurt Gödel (A Homage to Kurt Gödel)," Neue Zürcher Zeitung, 7 June 2006
 "Das höchste Porto, das auf einen Brief passt (The highest postage that fits on a letter)," Neue Zürcher Zeitung, 4 June 2006
 "Walk of the Locusts," National Public Radio, 3 June 2006
 "String Trio," Science News, 3 June 2006
 "The Forgotten Mathematician": Review of Arthur Cayley: Mathematician Laureate of the Victorian Age by Tony Crilly, Nature, 1 June 2006
 "The Science behind Sudoku," Scientific American, June 2006
May 2006  "Science & Technology: Future Focus, Training the Next Generation," The Crisis, MayJune 2006
 "Gauss's Day of Reckoning," American Scientist Online, MayJune 2006
 Articles about the awarding of the Abel Prize to Lennart Carleson, May 2006
 "Number power": Review of Dr. Euler's Fabulous Formula: Cures Many Mathematical Ills, by Paul J. Nahin, New Scientist, 27 May 2006
 "Math Professor's Work Adds Up to an International Award," KBCITV (Boise, ID), 24 May 2006
 "How Einstein struggled with his grand theoryand the maths," The Guardian (UK), 22 May 2006
 "The answer isn't teaching to the test," The Colorado Springs Business Journal, 19 May 2006
 "Finding Common Ground in the U.S. Math Wars," Science, 19 May 2006
 "Learning beyond the classroom," USA Today, 17 May 2006
 "New MathRecent Algorithmic Art at LACDA," Artdaily.com, 17 May 2006
 "The NSA's Math Problem," The New York Times, 16 May 2006
 "ExUniversity President to Lead U.S. Math Panel," The New York Times, 15 May 2006;
"WellBalanced Panel to Tackle Algebra Reform," Science, 19 May 2006  "George Lenchner, 88, Dies After Life By the Numbers," New York Times, 14 May 2006
 "Algebra and Its Enemies," TCSDAily.com, 8 May 2006
 "Speed Theater," The San Francisco Chronicle, 7 May 2006
 "Wired for math," Science News, 6 May 2006
 "Free willyou only think you have it," New Scientist, 6 May 2006
 "Math teacher wins TV spot," Chicago Tribune, 4 May 2006
 "Math + letter writing = free Puffs tissues," WNDUTV (South Bend, IN), 3 May 2006
 "Ask.Com's Friendly Math Professor Does TV Show and Tell," Brandweek.com, 3 May 2006
 "When Slide Rules Ruled," Scientific American, May 2006
 "America's 100 Best," Reader's Digest, May 2006
April 2006  Articles on the centenary of the birth of Kurt Gödel, April 2006
 "Girls Just Want to Have Sums," The Simpsons, 30 April 2006
 "The curious side of big math," The Toronto Star, 30 April 2006
 "Caltech Professor Wins Top Research Award," Los Angeles Times, 24 April 2006;
"Untangling Waves.", Science, 28 April 2006  "Math is truly magical," KARETV (MinneapolisSt. Paul), 19 April 2006
 "Elemental, My Dear Watson," NETWATCH, Science, 14 April 2006
 "Fibonacci Poems Multiply on the Web after Blog's Invitation," The New York Times, 14 April 2006
 "Coexistence through math is a winning equation," Israel21c, 7 May 2006;
"Science Partners," Jersusalem Post online, 13 April 2006  "Movers," Nature, 13 April 2006
 "A chaotic test for Parkinsons," NewScientist.com, 11 April 2006
 "You Want It Clean? You Clean it!," New York Times, 9 April 2006
 "Math's Role in Internet Security," Weekend Edition, National Public Radio (NPR), 8 April 2006
 "Suche nach der effizienten Einsteigemethode: Kontraproduktive Sitzzuteilung (Searching for the efficient boarding method: counterproductive seat assignment)", Neue Zürcher Zeitung, 3 April 2006
 "Computing with Quantum Knots," Scientific American, April 2006
March 2006  "Lost in Einstein's Shadow," American Scientist, MarchApril 2006
 "Knot Theory's Odd Origins," American Scientist, MarchApril 2006
 "Schools Cut Back Subjects to Push Reading and Math," by Sam Dillon. New York Times, 26 March 2006
 "Ride the celestial subway," New Scientist, 25 March 2006
 "Windy City Return," The Chronicle of Higher Education, 24 March 2006
 "Congress Examines Science Teaching," The Chronicle of Higher Education, 24 March 2006
 "Book, How Do I Love Thee? Let Me Count the Words," New York Times, 19 March 2006
 "Film to celebrate maths genius," BBC News, 16 March 2006
 "Mathematischer Beweis einer intuitiven Idee (Mathematical proof of an intuitive idea)", Neue Zürcher Zeitung, 15 March 2006
 "National Pi Day," subject of The Daily One Minute Trivia Challenge on 88Slide.com, 14 March 2006
 "Today's Lesson About the Brackets: Don't Always Follow the Crowds," New York Times, 13 March 2006;
"Bracketology," Riverfront Times, 22 March 2006; "Oops. A Few End Up Afloat in the Pool," New York Times, 28 March 2006  "Improving math ed  Bush right about that; But where are the teachers coming from?", San Francisco Chronicle, 12 March 2006
 "All Square,", Science News, 11 March 2006
 "Untying a math mystery," The Los Angeles Times, 6 March 2005
 "The Limits of Mathematics," Science News Online, 4 March 2006
 "Number cruncher": Review of Letters to a Young Mathematician, by Ian Stewart, New Scientist, 4 March 2006
 "Researchers use math to explain dolphins' dance," The Jerusalem Post, 2 March 2006
 "Largest US math group calculates in Providence," The Providence Phoenix, 1 March 2006
 "The Elusive Goal of Machine Translation," Scientific American, March 2006
 Articles about the 2006 Abel Prize awarded to Lennart Carleson, March 2006
 Articles about John Barrow receiving the 2006 Templeton Prize, March 2006
 Articles on winners of Intel Science Talent Search, March 2006
 "Knit Theory," Discover, March 2006
February 2006  "Algorithms cut job to shape," Fairfax New Zealand Limited and Dominion Post, 27 February 2006
 "The Galois Story," Science News Online, 25 February 2006
 "Math Clears Up an InnerEar Mystery: Spiral Shape Pumps Up the Bass," Science, 24 February 2006;
"Shape of Cochlea Found to Be Important to Hearing," FoxNews.com, 10 May 2006  "Implementing a Quantum Computation by Free Falling," Science, 24 February 2006
 "Math gets its due as field enjoys rise in status, pay," St. Louis PostDispatch, 19 February 2006
 "Mathematik in hohen Dimensionen (Mathematics in high dimensions)", Neue Zürcher Zeitung, 19 February 2006
 "Women turn math insult into aptitude adjustment," San Jose Mercury News, 15 February 2006
 "Panning for Terrorists," New York Times, 12 February 2006
 "Danica McKellar's Mathematical Theorem", Weekend Edition, National Public Radio, 11 February 2006
 "FAU prof, class honor `E day,' a little letter that means a lot to mathematicians," South Florida SunSentinel, 8 February 2006
 "It's the geometry, stupid: Ontario's debate over highschool calculus misses the point," Toronto Star, 5 February 2006
 "X = Karin (Johnny) > 95%," The Los Angeles Times, 4 February 2006
 "Ever More Relevant, Prime Number Proofs Chalk Up More Successes," The Wall Street Journal, 3 February 2006
 "Forensic software traces tweaks to images," Nature, 2 February 2006
 "History by numbers": Review of God Created the Integers, edited by Stephen Hawking, Nature, 2 February 2006
 "The Dean of Debunkers", Discover, February 2006
 Articles on using fractals to analyze possible art forgeries, February 2006
 "Mathematician defines beauty in new exhibition," The Guardian, 1 February 2006;
"Truth plus beauty," New Scientist, 28 January 2006  Articles on push to improve mathematics education, January and February 2006
 Reviews of Infinite Ascent: A Short History of Mathematics, by David Berlinski, September 2005 and February 2006
January 2006  "Unwed Numbers" American Scientist, JanuaryFebruary 2006
 "By the Numb3rs," Baltimore Sun, 27 January 2006
 "Scientists use Web site to track money and predict diseases," Associated Press, www.SignOnSanDiego.com, 26 January 2006;
"Fitting the bill," Nature, 26 January 2006  Review of Beyond Coincidence, by Martin Plimmer and Brian King, International Herald Tribune, 26 January 2006
 "Edge.org: What is your dangerous idea?", National Public Radio, 24 January 2006
 "Math will rock your world," Business Week, 23 January 2006
 "HunterGatherers Grasp Geometry," Science, 20 January 2006
 "Hip 2B^{2}," San Antonio ExpressNews, 14 January 2006;
"Educators show ways to climb math mountain," San Antonio ExpressNews, 15 January 2006  "Taking Anxiety Out of the Equation," Chronicle of Higher Education, 13 January 2006
 "Twin Prime Conjecture," NOVA scienceNOW, 10 January 2006
 "Doing the maths," openDemocracy, 10 January 2006
 "Irrationales bei Airlines und Passagieren: Das BraessParadoxon am Beispiel der Flugroutenwahl (Irrationality among airlines and passengers: The Braess Paradox on the example of an airline network)", Neue Zuercher Zeitung, 9 January 2006
 "The torturer's dilemma: the math on fire with fire," San Francisco Chronicle, 8 January 2006
 "A leap into hyperspace," New Scientist, 7 January 2006
 "Bayes Rules",The Economist, 5 January 2006
 "Mathematik zum Kugeln": Review of The Pea and the Sun: A Mathematical Paradox, by Leonard M. Wapner, Neue Zuercher Zeitung, 1 January 2006
 Obituaries for Raoul Bott, January 2006
 "Mysterious Death of a Mathematician Finally Solved?," Discover, January 2006
 "2005: The Year in Science." Discover, January 2006.
