# Mathematical Digest

### Short Summaries of Articles about Mathematics

in the Popular Press

"Primal dream," an interview with Marcus du Sautoy by Ben Longstaff. *New Scientist*, 26 November 2003.

Mathematician Marcus du Sautoy talks about prime numbers, teaching primenumbers to 5-year olds, popularizing mathematics, his research, his interest inmusic, and what keeps mathematicians going--to which he replied, "Mathematicsis something that will never come to an end. It is a bit like that Greekmonster, the hydra. You chop off one head and two more appear. Each discoverysuggests that more interesting, intriguing things lie beyond it. I think thatis what keeps people going."

*--- Annette Emerson*