# Mathematical Digest

### Short Summaries of Articles about Mathematics

in the Popular Press

"Mathematicians primed to prove twin theory Pride, cash at stake in solutions,"by Keay Davidson. *San FranciscoChronicle*, 16 June 2003.

This engaging article takes as its starting point the flaw found in the proofof a number theory result that attracted a lot of media attention. The flawwas discovered as two independent experts scrutinized the proof. The articlediscusses truth, proof, and assumption in mathematics, quoting variousmathematicians.

*--- Allyn Jackson*