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Math in the Media 1997

Interview with Ennio DeGiorgi.

The Proof, a program on Fermat's Last Theorem, to air on PBS October 28, 1997.

The Bible Code.

Mathematics and the "Science Wars".

AMS adopts stand on new immigration law.

Discovering Mathematics: a series of occasional essays.
  • Math and the Internet.
  • Privacy versus Piracy on the Internet (available in PDF format).

April20-26, 1997 is MathematicsAwareness Week.
  • This year's theme is Math and the Internet.

Beyond Numbers, a travelling museum exhibition about mathematics.

The program of the 1997 AMS-MAA annual meeting included addresses by:

Breaking the Code to air on PBS Feb. 2, 1997.

A new construction in Euclidean geometry.

Recent progress in factoring large numbers.

Paul Erdös dies at 83.

A web page on primes.

A web page on Fermat's Last Theorem.

Presidents of more than 100 scientific societies call for doubling of federal research support over a 10-year period.