Math Digest
Summaries of Media Coverage of Math
Edited by Allyn Jackson, AMS
Contributors: Mike Breen (AMS), Claudia Clark (freelance science writer), Lisa

2007 Math Digest
December 2007
 "Marking the 300th year of mathematical giant," The Buffalo News, 30 December 2007
 "Elementary Math Grows Exponentially Tougher," Washington Post, 26 December 2007;
"Educators divided by fractions debate," News Journal, 26 December 2007
 "Math teacher sings way to fame," The Enquirer, 20 December 2007
 "Research Highlights 2007," Nature, 20/27 December 2007
 "We Need to Invest in Math and Science Teachers," Chronicle of Higher Education, 21 December 2007;
"Texas Offers a Model for Training Math and Science Teachers," Chronicle of Higher Education, 21 December 2007
 "Magic Carpets a Reality, Professor Says," Daily Telegraph, 19 December 2007;
"Magic Carpets Possible, Mathematician Says," New York Sun, 21 December 2007
 "Why Math is Important," San Jose Mercury News, 18 December 2007
 "A Mysterious Mind": Review of The Indian Clerk, by David Leavitt, New Scientist, 15 December 2007
 "The beauty of maths," BBC News, 14 December 2007
 Articles about math professor who was nominated for and won a Grammy
 "Obituary: Gene H. Golub 19322007," Nature, 13 December 2007
 "Do The Math: Business + Researchers = Results," Toronto Globe and Mail, 11 December 2007
 "New Generation of Square Dancers Intrigued By Its Math Concepts," Chicago Tribune, 10 December 2007
"A Course in Combinatorial Choreography," The Chronicle of Higher Education, 25 April 2008
 "More time in class equals better math skills," USA Today, 10 December 2007
 "Knot Physics", 2007 Year in Ideas, New York Times, 9 December 2007
 "15 = 3 x 5: Photons do their first quantum math," Science News, 8 December 2007
 "US Expert Panel Sees Algebra As Key to Improvements in Math," Science, 7 December 2007
 "When Will Virtual Surgery Make the Cut?," Scientific American, 7 December 2007
 "Math Geek Software Smackdown: Sage v. Mathematica," Wired, 7 December 2007
 "All stirred up," New Scientist, 1 December 2007
November 2007
 Four reviews of mathematics books in American Scientist, NovemberDecember 2007
 "Reinventing the Wheel," Chronicle of Higher Education, 30 November 2007
 "'Professors of the Year' Bring Technical Disciplines Down to Earth," Chronicle of Higher Education, 30 November 2007
 "Lieber mit oder ohne Zucker? Ja, gerne! (Do you prefer with or without sugar? Yes, I do!)", Neue Zürcher Zeitung, 25 November 2007
 "App State math professor featured on 'Futurama' DVD," Asheville CitizenTimes, 25 November 2007;
"The Geekiest Show on TV," Wired, 27 November 2007
 "Inventor makes shoeshining easier", NewsOK.com, 26 November 2007
 "Mathematics plus": Review of The Jinn from Hyperspace, by Martin Gardner, New Scientist, 24 November 2007
 "Decoding Encrypted Internet Messages," National Public Radio, 24 November 2007
 "Famous math whizzes," BlueRidgeNow.com (TimesNews Online), 21 November 2007
 "A Probable Killer?" Science, 16 November 2007
 "Study Compares States' Math and Science Scores With Other Countries," New York Times, 14 November 2007;
"Illinois math, science scores compare favorably with world," Chicago Tribune, 14 November 2007;
"City Schools Gain, Yet Still Lag Nation," Associated Press, 15 November 2007
 Articles about a claim that E_{8} provides a "theory of everything", November 2007
 "Talk of the Town: A Firefighter's Theorem," The New Yorker, 12 November 2007
 "Fractals can't separate the fakes from the Pollocks," New Scientist, 10 November 2007
 "1 PhD + 9 Songs = 1 Cool Album," Globe and Mail Online, 10 November 2007
 "Good stories, Good Math," Science News Online, Week of 10 November 2007
 "Math Error Could Compromise Cryptographic Systems," Information Week, 9 November 2007;
"Adding Math to List of Security Threats," The New York Times, 17 November 2007;
"Microprocesor math bugs pose security risk, warns cryptographer," Computerworld, 19 November 2007
 "Math on Fire," Science News Online, Week of 3 November 2007
 "Scientists Fete China's Supreme Polymath," Science, 2 November 2007
 "Theoretical Plumber," Popular Science, November 2007
October 2007
 "Primed for Success," Smithsonian, Fall 2007
 "The square root of art", University of South Florida Oracle, 30 October 2007
 "Getting Students Through Remedial Math Is a Constant Struggle, but This College Keeps Trying," Chronicle of Higher Education, 26 October 2007
 Articles on reanalyzing model of albatross flight, October 2007
 "Some turtles win the old shell game," Toronto Star, 24 October 2007
 Articles on Wolfram Prize awarded to undergraduate, October and November 2007
 "Math is more than numbers," San Jose Mercury News, 21 October 2007
 "The Ignobility of Wrinkles," Science News, week of 20 October 2007
 "Study on math, science should strike fear in our hearts", Kansas City Star, 17 October 2007
 Articles on the 2007 Nobel Prize in Economics, October 2007
 "Cooperation counts for math professor," Boston Globe, 15 October 2007
 "Kreuzzug gegen schlampige Mathematik (Crusade against slovenly mathematics)", Neue Zürcher Zeitung, 14 October 2007
 "A Prayer for Archimedes," MathTrek: Science News Online, 6 October 2007;
"Eureka!" New Scientist, 6 October 2007
 "A Society Makes a Logicaland SymbolicMove to Cambridge U. Press," Chronicle of Higher Education, 5 October 2007
 "Ben Green to receive 2007 SASTRA Ramanujan Prize." The Hindu, 4 October 2007
 "The powerhouse 'pirate' of the math classroom", The Boston Globe, 1 October 2007
 "Making the Grade," Discover, October 2007
September 2007
 "Sorting Out the Genome," American Scientist, SeptemberOctober 2007
 "The fine art of painting by the numbers," Denver Post, 30 September 2007;
"Math adds unique dimension to show," Rocky Mountain News, 5 October 2007
 "Les demoiselles d'Avignon", New Scientist, 29 September 2007
 "Mathematician puts people back into the equation," The Gazette (Montreal, Canada), 29 September 2007
 Coverage of math video of Möbius transformations, SeptemberDecember 2007
 "Local Politics, Web Money," The Wall Street Journal, 28 September 2007
 "Bellas geheimes Seminar (Bella's secret seminar)", Die Zeit, 27 September 2007
 "Ups and downs of a senator scientist": Review of The Volterra Chronicles: The Life and Times of an Extraordinary Mathematician 18601940 by Judith R. Goodstein, Nature, 27 September 2007
 "Business by numbers," The Economist, 25 September 2007
 "Microsoft Says Excel 2007 Produces Math Errors," Information Week, 26 September 2007;
"Excel 2007 flunks some math problems," Computerworld, 26 September 2007
 Articles about math testing scores, 2526 September 2006
 "In Theory, Diamondbacks Are Winning Way Too Often," New York Times, 23 September 2007;
"Why a dead Greek mathematician says the DBacks won't win it all," Pensacola News Journal, 5 October 2007
 "Women, Girls, and Math," NPR Science Friday, 21 September 2007
 "Fast Computers and the Music of Math" National Public Radio, 20 September 2007
 "A Lust for Numbers": Review of The Indian Clerk, by David Leavitt, New York Times, 16 September 2007
 "Reality by numbers," New Scientist, 15 September 2007
 "Penetrating the mumbojumbo": Review of The Tiger that Isn't, by Michael Blastland and Andrew Dilnot New Scientist, 15 September 2007
 "Using Math to Track Terrorists," Science Friday (NPR), 14 September 2007
 "Ein Neuling in der Walhalla (A newbie in the Valhalla)", Süddeutsche Zeitung, 13 September 2007
 "Kristalle für Köln (Crystals for Cologne)", Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 9 September 2007
 "May the Best Team Win," Science News Online, 8 September 2007
 "Beautiful Minds," The Atlantic, September 2007
 "D'où viennent les maths? (Where does math come from?)", Science et Vie, September 2007
 "Déjà Vu Disks," Scientific American, September 2007
August 2007
 "It all adds up for Alba," Daily Telegraph, 29 August 2007.
"Imaginary numbers," The Guardian, 1 September 2007.
"Perfect strut," Time, 17 September 2007
 "Digital detectives discern Photoshop fakery," Christian Science Monitor, 29 August 2007
 "Why I've learned to love the novel," New Scientist, 25 August 2007
 "A beautiful voyage": Review of A Certain Ambiguity: A mathematical novel, by Gaurav Suri and Hartosh Singh Bal, New Scientist, 25 August 2007
 "Journal presents a mathematical conundrum," Nature, 23 August 2007
 "Beyond definition: When I say gerbe I don't mean grebe", The Guardian, 21 August 2007
 "For Wall Street's Math Brains, Miscalculations," Washington Post, 21 August 2007
 "August Ambush: How Market Turmoil Waylaid the 'Quants'," The Wall Street Journal, 7 September 2007
 "Stars of the Sahara", New Scientist, 18 August 2007
 "Size Matters: The Hidden Mathematics of Life," Weekend Edition Saturday, National Public Radio, 18 August 2007
 "Ideas & Trends: The Myth, The Math, The Sex," New York Times, 12 August 2007;
"The Basics: The Median, the Math and the Sex," New York Times, 19 August 2007
 "Social science goes virtual": Review of two books on modeling in the social sciences, Nature, 9 August 2007
 Articles about Danica McKellar's math book for girls, August 2007
 Articles about America COMPETES Act, August 2007
 "Can we learn to love uncertainty?", New Scientist, 6 August 2007
 "Indie rocker mixes math with music," San Jose Mercury News, 6 August 2007
 Articles on US team in China Girl's Mathematical Olympiad, August 2007
 "Cloudy Crystal Balls," Science News, week of 4 August 2007;
"Gambling on Tomorrow," The Economist, 16 August 2007
 "Ambiguity and Paradox in Mathematics," Chronicle of Higher Education, 3 August 2007
July 2007
 "How Many Ways Can You Spell V1@gra,?" American Scientist, JulyAugust 2007
 "The Shape We're In": Review of The Poincaré Conjecture by Donal O'Shea, American Scientist, JulyAugust 2007
 "Harmonious Relations": Review of Music: A Mathematical Offering by David J. Benson, American Scientist, JulyAugust 2007
 "Mathematicians Propose New Model for Cancer Growth," Voice of America, 31 July 2007
 "Chasing Down Zeros at Math Camp," Christian Science Monitor, 30 July 2007
 "Opponents Pay a Painful Price in Walking Bonds," The New York Times, 29 July 2007
 "Wenn Wähler Noten geben dürften (If voters could give grades)", Neue Zürcher Zeitung, 29 July 2007
 "Verschiedene Arten von Unendlichkeit (Different Kinds of Infinity)": Review of Eins, zwei, drei ... unendlich, by Rudolf Kippenhahn, Neue Zürcher Zeitung, 29 July 2007
 "Less proof, more truth": Review of How Mathematicians Think, by William Byers, New Scientist, 28 July 2007
 "The longest divisions," FT.com (Financial Times online), 28 July 2007;
"A beautiful mind," New Statesman, 23 August 2007
 "Group sees glimpses of divinity in math," The Boston Globe, 28 July 2007
 Articles about how mathematics helps prepare students in college science, July and August 2007
 "Bush Awards Science, Technology Medals," Associated Press, 27 July 2007;
"UM math professor to be honored at White House," Detroit Free Press, 27 July 2007
 "Some assembly needed," Nature, 26 July 2007
 "Mathematik im Dienst der Praxis (Mathematics in practical service)", Neue Zürcher Zeitung, 25 July 2007
 "Proof and beauty": Interview with Christopher Zeeman, New Scientist, 21 July 2007
 "Mathematical Lives of Plants," Science News, 21 July 2007
 "From e to eternity", New Scientist, 21 July 2007
 "Focus on math: Wizards put brains to the test," Deseret Morning News, 17 July 2007
 "Visual mathematicsmath for art students," Diverse, 13 July 2007
 Articles about modeling the shape of a Möbius strip, July 2007
 Articles about a conference for William Thurston: "In Hyperbolic Space, Size Matters"; "Pricey Proof Keeps Gaining Support"; "Bizarre Pool Shots Spiral to Infinity"; and "That's Not Some Knot Sum!", Science, 6 July 2007
 "Swarm Theory: ants, bees, and birds teach us how to cope with a complex world," National Geographic, July 2007
 "A Little Privacy, Please," Scientific American, July 2007
June 2007
 "The hunter and the hunted": Review of Chases and Escapes: The Mathematics of Pursuit and Evasion, by Paul J. Nahin, New Scientist, 30 June 2007
 "Scholars juggle dynamics of mathematics at institute," Contra Costa Times, 29 June 2007
 "Ein Modell der InternetTopologie (A Model for Internet Topology)", Neue Zürcher Zeitung, 27 June 2007
 "John Todd, math pioneer and Caltech prof, dies at 96," San Francisco Chronicle, 26 June 2007
"John Todd, 96; Caltech professor pioneered use of computers in math," Los Angeles Times, 27 June 2007
 "A Perfect Match at Mudd," Chronicle of Higher Education, 22 June 2007
 "'If I have trouble writing, it's a sign that I don't understand,'" Guardian Unlimited, 18 June 2007
 "The Story of the Archimedes Manuscript", Spiegel Online, 22 June 2007
 "Das Zittern des Fälschers (The trembling of the forger)," Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 17 June 2007
 "Keine angst vor Festenbindungen (No worries about tight laces)," Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 17 June 2007
 "Gefahr für asymmetrische Kryptosysteme (Danger for asymmetric cryptosystems)", Neue Zürcher Zeitung, 13 June 2007
 "Musical Illusions," Science News Math Trek, 9 June 2007
 "Unbelievable truths": Review of Nonplussed: Mathematical proof of implausible ideas, by Julian Havil, New Scientist, 9 June 2007
 "Sudoku helps hone logic", Toronto Star, 7 June 2007;"Die hohe Schule des Sudoku (The higher study of Sudoku)", Spiegel Online, 13 June 2007;"Sudoku flexes math muscles", Milwaukee JournalSentinel, 25 June 2007;"Sudoku für Fortgeschrittene (Sudoku for the Advanced)", Süddeutsche Zeitung, 30 June/1 July 2007
 "HipHop Math", WTVGTV (Toledo), 5 June 2007
 "Math instruction a complex equation with many wrong answers," Kalamazoo Gazette, 3 June 2007
 "New Spelling Bee Champ Prefers Math, Music," KTVU News, 1 June 2007;
"HomeSchooled Student Wins Spelling Bee", National Public Radio, 1 June 2007;
"Spelling champ turns focus to math at UNL camp," Lincoln Journal Star, 11 June 2007
 "Erinnerung an einen fast vergessenen Mathematiker (Reminiscence of an almost forgottten mathematician)": Review of Ernst Zermelo: An Approach to his Life and Work, by HeinzDieter Ebbinghaus, Neue Zürcher Zeitung, 6 June 2007
 "`Beweise sind in der Mathematik nicht das Wichtigste'" ("`Proofs are not the most important thing in mathematics'"): Interview with Stephen Smale, Neue Zürcher Zeitung, 6 June 2007
 "Take a Number: Kids show math insights without instruction," Science News, 2 June 2007
 "Silicon Smackdown," Scientific American, June 2007
 "Breaking Network Logjams", Scientific American, June 2007
 "Into the Fold," Smithsonian, June 2007
 "Blinded by Science," Discover, June 2007
May 2007
 Mathematics on Talk of the Nation, All Things Considered, and Morning Edition, National Public Radio, MayJuly 2007
 "Fat Tails," American Scientist, MayJune 2007
 "The Most Dangerous Equation," American Scientist, MayJune 2007
 "Threesquare": Review of The Pythagorean Theorem, by Eli Maor, New Scientist, 26 May 2007
 "'Reform Math' Leaves Some Perplexed," CBS Evening News, 26 May 2007;
"Battle Over Math in New Jersey Drives Off a New Schools Chief," The New York Times, 14 June 2007
 "Why Mathematical Models Just Don’t Add Up," Chronicle of Higher Education, 25 May 2007
 "NewsmakersMovers," Science, 25 May 2007
 "Commencement 2007Some Noteworthy Graduates," Chronicle of Higher Education, 25 May 2007
 "Swedish University, Alleging Culture Clash, Forces Out 2 Tenured Foreign Professors," Chronicle of Higher Education, 25 May 2007
 "Awards for Eugene math whiz keep adding up," The Oregonian, 21 May 2007;
"Hot Competition," Science News, 26 May 2007
 "Der Zufall führt manchmal auch ans Ziel (Randomness sometimes also leads to the goal)", Neue Zürcher Zeitung, 20 May 2006
 "Time enough for countin'": Interview with Chris "Jesus" Ferguson, New Scientist, 19 May 2007
 "A fine fight": Review of The Poincaré Conjecture, by Donal O'Shea, New Scientist, 19 May 2007
 "Hedge fund guru: Improve U.S. math skill," Associated Press, The Houston Chronicle, 19 May 2007
 "Muslim World of Mathematics," The Muslim Weekly, 1824 May, 2007
 "The Prosecutor's Fallacy," The New York Times, 16 May 2007
 "Is that painting real? Ask a mathematician," Christian Science Monitor, 10 May 2007
 "Designers did the math before starting their business," Akron Beacon Journal, 6 May 2007
 "Sensor Sensibility," Science News, 5 May 2007
 "The Mathematical Lives of Plants," Science News Online, Week of 5 May 2007
 "Puzzle Me This," Chronicle of Higher Education, 4 May 2007
 "Shivering With the Sun," Science, 4 May 2007
 "Report Urges More Coordination To Improve Science and Math," Science, 4 May 2007
 "'Invisible' Objects Closer," Photonics.com, 3 May 2007;"Envision This: Mathematicians Design Invisible Tunnel," Scientific American.com, 4 May 2007
 "Count down to 02:03:04 on 05/06/07," USA Today, 1 May 2007;
"Sequences for Numbers Nerds," The New York Sun, 4 May 2007
 Math Blogs Revisited: Carnival of Mathematics, nCategory Café, Not Even Wrong, May 2007
April 2007
 "What You Know About Math," The PostStandard (Syracuse), 30 April 2007
 "Fast Routing in Road Networks with Transit Nodes," Science, 27 April 2007
"Lost in transportation," Science News, 5 May 2007
 "Professor sees magic, mystery in mathematics," San Francisco Chronicle, 27 April 2007
 "Of beer and bubbles: the formula for a perfect pint," Reuters, 27 April 2007;
"Go figure: Use math to get the perfect head of beer," iTWire, 28 April 2007;
"Finding and formulating the fizz factor," The Philadelphia Inquirer, 30 April 2007
 "A sense of proportion," Nature, 26 April 2007
 "Added Dimensions to Grain Growth," Nature, 26 April 2007
 "Senate OKs bill to boost science and math skills," Los Angeles Times, 26 April 2007;
"Senate OKs Funding for Math, Science," KOCOTV (Oklahoma City), 26 April 2007
 "Mathematicians set Chinese test," BBC News, 26 April 2007
 "Founder of East Setauket management company uses mathbased formulas to select investments," Newsday, 25 April 2007
 "Britannica Blog," Britannica.com, 24 April and 2 May 2007
 "Book Loft": Interview with author Walter Isaacson, GreaterBoston, WGBH (Boston PBSTV), 23 April 2007
 "Math fest hosted at Google charms kids who count," San Jose Mercury News, 23 April 2007
 "Warwick couple cleans the deck in poker," Providence Journal, 19 April 2007
 "Impossible things for breakfast," New Scientist, 14 April 2007
 "9 states to give common math test," Miami Herald, 10 April 2007;
"States to Give Common Math Test, Based on Shared Standards," WISHTV, 10 April 2007
 "Ein Nestor der Mathematik: Zum 90. Geburtstag des Zürcher Mathematikers Beno Eckmann (Doyen of Mathematics: The 90th Birthday of Zurich Mathematician Beno Eckmann)," Neue Zürcher Zeitung, 10 April 2007
 "The Countless Achievements of a Math Master," The Washington Post, 9 April 2007;
"A Math Great Gets His Due," National Public Radio, 14 April 2007;
"Eulers Leben und Werk (Euler's Life and Work)": Review of four books about Leonhard Euler, Neue Zürcher Zeitung, 2 May 2007
 "Have prodigy, will travel", New Scientist, 7 April 2007
 "Jaron's World," Discover, April 2007;
"Körper in vier dimensionen (Bodies in four dimensions)", Neue Zürcher Zeitung, 29 April 2007
 "The Memory Hacker," Popular Science, April 2007
 "Eraser" and "Swing" ExxonMobil ads, The Science of a Drive, April 2007
March 2007
 "Turning the tide," Cambridge Alumni Magazine, Number 51, Easter Term 2007
 Math Digest Special Feature: Math Blogs on the Internet (Posted March 2007)
 "Meet Mr. Polytope": Review of King of Infinite Space, by Siobhan Roberts, American Scientist, MarchApril 2007
 "Multiscale Modeling in Biology," American Scientist, MarchApril 2007
 Articles about the mapping of the exceptional Lie group E_{8}, March 2007
 Articles about 2007 Abel Prize winner Srinivasa Varadhan, March and April 2007
 "Paul Joseph Cohen, 72; leading mathematician," Associated Press, 31 March 2007;
"Paul J. Cohen, Mathematics Trailblazer, Dies at 72," New York Times, 2 April 2007
 "Math Circles Inspire Students," Science News Online, 31 March 2007
 "The chance of a lifetime": Interview with Persi Diaconis, New Scientist, 24 March 2007
 "Euler's revolution," New Scientist, 24 March 2007
 "The True Price of a Human Organ," Chronicle of Higher Education, 23 March 2007
 "Is Beauty Truth and Truth Beauty?": Review of Why Beauty is Truth: A History of Symmetry, by Ian Stewart, Scientific American, 18 March 2007
 "The Next Generation," Science News, 17 March 2007
 "U.S. Math Tests Don't Line Up," Science, 16 March 2007
 "There Ought to Be a Lawsuit," The Chronicle of Higher Education, 16 March 2007
 "'Jeopardy': What is a threeway tie, Alex?," MSNBC.com, 16 March 2007;
"Jeopardy! has a first threeway tie," The West Australian, 18 March 2007
 "Journeys to the Distant Fields of Prime," New York Times, 13 March 2007
 "Students learn to rhythmic beat of rap," NCTimes.com, 12 March 2007
 "Functional Family: Mock theta mystery solved," Science News, 10 March 2007;
"A flash of insight brings answers," Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 13 March 2007;
"Zahlentheoretiker lösen jahrzehntealtes Rätsel: Erklärung der `MockThetaFunktionen' (Number theorists solve hundred year old puzzle: Explanation of 'mock theta functions')," Neue Zürcher Zeitung, 14 March 2007
 "Numbers Game", The Chicago Sports Review, 6 March 2007
 "Lessons From 'Math Dude' Add Cool to the Equation," Washington Post, 4 March 2007
 Articles about Pi Day, March 2007
 "Equations as icons", Physicsweb, March 2007
 "Graph Theory and Teatime," Scientific American, March 2007
February 2007
 Articles about discovery of Penrose tilings in Islamic art and architecture, February 2007
 "Navigation als Kunst und Wissenschaft (Navigation as art and science)", Neue Zürcher Zeitung, 25 February 2007
 "Rhymes with good reason," National Public Radio, 25 February 2007
 "New Baseball Statistic, With a Nod to an Old Standard," New York Times, 25 February 2007
 "The angel that flew to the moon," New Scientist, 24 February 2007
 "Coming Soon: 'The Number 24'," The Wall Street Journal, 23 February 2007
 "Better Geometry Through Chemistry," Science, 23 February 2007
 "Other Lives": Review of two books about Pythagoras, London Review of Books, 22 February 2007
 "Bringing Cartoons to Life," Nature, 22 February 2007
 "Picture imperfect," news@nature.com, 19 February 2007
 "Hot Type," The Chronicle of Higher Education, 9 February 2007
 "Math prodigy corrects Discovery Place," Charlotte Observer, 8 February 2007
 "Closing the Math Gap," CBS Evening News, 7 February 2007
 "A sporting chance of beating the bookies," New Scientist, 6 February 2007
 "Here's the proof: Math + music mix for band's front man," Lexington HeraldLeader, 4 February 2007;
"The Apples in Stereo," Soundcheck, WNYC, 15 February 2007
 "Painting by numbers": Review of The Fabulous Fibonacci Numbers, by Alfred Posamentier and Ingmar Lehmann, New Scientist, 3 February 2007
 "The Crayola Einstein," The Other Paper, 1 February 2007
 "She's Got Their Number," Fast Company, February 2007
 "Art: Of Doilies and Disease," Discover, February 2007
 "What We Don't Know", Wired, February 2007
 "Breakthrough Ideas for 2007," Harvard Business Review, February 2007
January 2007
 "When Averages Hide Individual Differences in Clinical Trials," American Scientist, JanuaryFebruary 2007
 "Math circles primed for idol's 300th birthday," Philadelphia Inquirer, 29 January 2007
 "The Thinkers: He brings higher mathematics to bear on high finance," Pittsburgh PostGazette, 29 January 2007
 "Den kleinsten Kreis um sehr viele Punkte finden (The smallest circle to find many points)," Neue Zürcher Zeitung, 28 January 2007
 "Viel Mathematik ganz kurz (Much mathematics all at once)": Review of Fünf Minuten Mathematik (Five Minutes of Mathematics), by Ehrhard Behrends, Neue Zürcher Zeitung, 28 January 2007
 "The Geometry of Music," Time, 26 January 2007
 "Professor Files Lawsuit, Then Wins Tenure," The Chronicle of Higher Education, 26 January 2007
 "Figure studies: Missouri sculptor melds art and mathematics in his worldrenowned work," The Kansas City Star, 20 January 2007
 "Math Play," Talk of the Nation: Science Friday, National Public Radio, 19 January 2007;
"The Math Rookie Is a Girl, A Big Problem for the Geeks," The New York Times, 25 January 2007
 "Conviction by Numbers," Nature, 18 January 2007
 "Math Panel Issues Its First Report, But Holds Off on Policy Proposals," Education Week, 17 January 2007
 "Pitt math professor took best shot at cannonball conjecture," Pittsburgh PostGazette, 16 January 2007
 "Israeli, American share Wolf Prize in Mathematics," The Jerusalem Post, 15 January 2007;
"Wolf Prize in Mathematics Awarded to HU's Harry Furstenberg," IsraelNationalNews.com, 16 January 2007;
"Wolf Foundation recognizes achievements in math, physics," Associated Press, 18 January 2007;
"Awards: Wolf Prizes." Newsmakers, Science, 26 January 2007, page 443.
 "When Number Proofs Are Done by Computer, Mightn't Some Err?," The Wall Street Journal, 12 January 2007
 "A New Standard for Measuring Doctoral Programs," The Chronicle of Higher Education, 12 January 2007
 "Math Convention," Weekend Edition, National Public Radio, 6 January 2007
 "Martin Kruskal, preeminent applied mathematician, at 81," The StarLedger, 5 January 2007;
"M. Kruskal, 81, mathematician's wave research rippled through sciences," The Los Angeles Times, 6 January 2007
 Recent columns by "The Numbers Guy" Carl Bialik, The Wall Street Journal Online, January 2007
 "Top 100 Science Stories of 2006. Number 8 Mathematics: Fundamental Problem Solved After 100 Years," Discover, January 2007
