## Math DigestSummaries of Media Coverage of Math |

Math Digest Contributors Allyn Jackson, AMS Kathryn Leonard, Brown University Elizabeth Moisan, Kaiser Permanente Benjamin Stein, University of Massachusetts, Amherst |

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- "Brief Life of a Mathematician,"
*The Hindu,*31 December 2000 - "Visions of Infinity,"
*Science News,*23 & 30 December 2000 - "Rhetoric and the Math Melodrama,"
*Science,*22 December 2000 - "The Manifold Ways of Perception," by H. Sebastian Seung, et al.
*Science,*22 December 2000 - "Communicating Statistical Information," Ulrich Hoffrage, et al,
*Science,*22 December 2000 - "Life is a Game of Numbers,"
*Nature,*21/28 December 2000 - "Swimming in Flatsea,"
*Nature,*14 December 2000 and

"Silk and soap settle a century-old flap,"*Science News,*16 December 2000 - "Taking the Measure of the Wildest Dance on Earth,"
*Science,*8 December 2000 - "The quantum centennial," by Anton Zeilinger.
*Nature,*7 December 2000 - "The Lion and the Lamb Find Closure," by Alan Hastings.
*Science,*1 December 2000 - "Are Mathematicians Past Their Prime at 35?"
*Chronicle of Higher Education,*1 December 2000 - "Lofty Lingo Boils Down to Dissection of Traffic,"
*San Francisco Chronicle,*8 January 2001;

"The Physics of Gridlock,"*The Atlantic Monthly,*December 2000

- Review of
*The Math Gene,*by Keith Devlin,*American Scientist,*November-December 2000 - "Prove and Conjecture!": Review of
*Mathematics: Frontiers and Perspectives.**American Scientist,*November-December 2000 - "Eureka!"
*The Sciences,*November/December 2000 - "Bernoulli Was Ahead of Modern Epidemiology," Letter to the Editor,
*Nature,*30 November 2000 - "Analyze This: A Physicist on Applied Politics,"
*New York Times,*21 November 2000 - "Particle Physics Braces for the Next Big Thing,"
*New York Times,*21 November 2000 - "Crossing the Hopf Bifurcation in a Live Predator-Prey System," Gregor F. Fussman, et al,
*Science,*17 November 2000 - Reviews
*The Mystery of the Aleph,*by Amir Aczel,*New York Times,*15 November 2000, and*The Sciences,*November/December 2000 - "Calculating Swarms,"
*Science News,*11 November 2000 - "Secrets will out": Review of
*Battle of Wits: The Complete Story of Codebreaking in World War II,**Nature,*2 November 2000 - "May the Best Man Lose,"
*Discover,*November 2000

- "Physics: the art of networking,"
*Nature Science Update,*25 October 2000 - "Dealing With Biases And Discrete Choices," Charles Seife,
*Science,*20 October 2000 - "Systems biology's multiple maths,"
*Nature,*19 October 2000 - "Playing for Keeps," Karl Sigmund, et al,
*Science,*13 October 2000 - "Growing a Book of Science,"
*Science,*13 October 2000 - "Swedish Computer Team Crack 10 of the World's Toughest Codes,"
*New York Times,*12 October 2000 - "Building Blocks of Movement,"
*Nature,*12 October 2000 - "Global contest nets encryption standard,"
*Science News,*7 October 2000 - "Fuzzy Math," Letter to the Editor,
*New York Times,*6 October 2000 - "Good-Bye Pythagoras?,"
*Chronicle of Higher Education,*6 October 2000 - "The Logic of Human Learning, by Nick Chater.
*Nature,*5 October 2000 - "Uncertainty in climate change," Andrew J. Weaver, et al,
*Nature,*5 October 2000 - "Underhanded Achievement,"
*Discover,*October 2000

- "Meet the Quant Jocks,"
*New Scientist,*30 September 2000 - "Finding Your Inner Mathematician,"
*Chronicle of Higher Education,*29 September 2000 - "Unlocking Puzzling Polygons,"
*Science News,*23 September 2000 - "Imagine Chaos,"
*Science,*22 September 2000 - "Money for Science Makes a Comeback,"
*Boston Globe,*19 September 2000 - "Putting a Darwinian Spin on the Diesel Engine,"
*New York Times,*19 September 2000 - "Picking up the Pieces: Science assembling a virtual look at life,"
*Dallas Morning News,*11 September 2000 - "In Goedel and Cantor, Madness as Accessory to Genius,"
*Chronicle of Higher Education,*8 September 2000 - "Time and Emotion": Review of the play
*God and Stephen Hawking.**The London Times,*5 September 2000 - "How Not to Solve It": Review of
*The Random Walks of George Polya,*and*Mathematical Fallacies, Flaws, and Flimflam.**American Scientist,*September-October 2000 - "The World in a Spin,"
*American Scientist,*September-October 2000 - "Power Tool,"
*The Sciences,*September/October 2000

- "Mathematician on Ice,"
*Science News,*12 August 2000 - "Prime conjecture verified to new heights,"
*Science News,*12 August 2000 - "For Mathematicians, `a Once in a Century Thing',"
*Los Angeles Times,*10 August 2000

"Math Convention Problems Just Keep On Multiplying,"*Los Angeles Times,*12 August 2000

- "Randomness Everywhere,"
*Nature,*22 July 1999 - "On the Teeth of Wheels,"
*American Scientist,*July/August 2000 - A review of
*The Advent of the Algorithm,*by David Berlinski,*American Scientist,*July/August 2000 - "Mathematical Devices for Getting a Fair Share,"
*American Scientist,*July/August 2000 - "Lucky Numbers: Is It Wise to Bet on Mathematical Progress?"
*Lingua Franca,*July/August 2000 - "Death of an Altruist,"
*Lingua Franca,*July/August 2000 - "Voices Carry: One More Paradigm Shift, and You'll be Able to Tell Your Computer Everything,"
*Lingua Franca,*July/August 2000

- "Chaos in Space and Time,"
*Nature,*13 April 2000 - Review of
*The Symbolic Universe: Geometry and Physics 1890-1930,**Nature,*13 April 2000 - Review of
*Proofs and Confirmations: The Story of the Alternating Sign Matrix Conjecture,Science,*7 April 2000 - "A Greene Universe,"
*Scientific American,*April 2000

- "Foams and Honeycombs,"
*American Scientist,*March/April 2000 - "Graph Theory in Practice: Part II,"
*American Scientist,*March/April 2000 - "Million-Dollar Assault on Goldbach,"
*Science,*31 March 2000 - "Bubble Trouble: It's taken 170 years, but now the problem is solved,"
*New Scientist,*25 March 2000 - "Rounding Out Solutions to Three Conjectures,"
*Science,*17 March 2000

- "Math and Asociality,"
*Science,*25 February 2000 - Review of
*A History of Algorithms: From the Pebble to the Microchip,**Nature,*17 February 2000 - "Revealing Uncertainties in Computer Models,"
*Science,*11 February 2000 - "Fermat's Last Theorem's First Cousin,"
*Science,*4 February 2000

- Review of
*The 85 Ways to Tie a Tie: The Science and Aesthetics of Tie Knots,*by Thomas Fink and Yong Mao,*Nature,*27 January 2000 - "Squares, Primes, and Proofs,"
*Science News,*15 January 2000 - "Losing to Win,"
*Science News,*15 January 2000 - Review of
*The Bride of Science,*by Benjamin Woolley,*New Scientist,*8 January 2000 - "The Computer Within,"
*New Scientist,*8 January 2000 - "Schroedinger's Games,"
*Scientific American,*January 2000 - "The Nobel Prizes of 1999,"
*Scientific American,*January 2000 - "Graph Theory in Practice: Part I,"
*American Scientist,*January/February 2000