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http://www.ams.org/news?news_id=4207Mon, 19 Mar 2018 00:00:00 EST<p>Two mathematics projects finished in the top five in the 2018 Regeneron Science Talent Search.</p>
<p><strong><a href="/images/firester-regeneron-2018.jpg"><img alt="Benjy Firester" class="ams_image_left" src="/images/thumbs/firester-regeneron-2018.jpg" style="border-style:solid; border-width:0px; float:left; height:67px; margin-left:2px; margin-right:2px; width:100px" /></a>Benjy Firester's</strong> project, "Modeling the Spatio-Temporal Dynamics of <em>Phytopthora infestans</em> on a Regional Scale," finished first in the nationwide science and math competition for high school seniors. Firester (left) of Hunter College High School won US$250,000 for his mathematical model that "uses disease data to predict how weather patterns could spread spores of the late blight fungus, which caused the Irish Potato Famine and still causes billions of dollars in crop damages annually." Firester plans to study mathematics, computer science, physics, and economics in college and eventually earn a doctorate.</p>
<p><strong><a href="/images/wu-regeneron-2018.jpg"><img alt="David Wu" class="ams_image_left" src="/images/thumbs/wu-regeneron-2018.jpg" style="border-style:solid; border-width:0px; float:left; height:67px; margin-left:2px; margin-right:2px; width:100px" /></a>David Wu </strong>(left), Montgomery Blair High School (MD), won fifth place and $90,000 for "Nonuniform Distributions of Patterns of Sequences of Primes in Prime Moduli." In his project, Wu "improved the current methods for gathering data on prime number patterns by several orders of magnitude."</p>
<p style="clear:both">The <a href="https://www.societyforscience.org/content/press-room/teen-scientists-win-1.8-million-regeneron-science-talent-search-2018">Regeneron Science Talent Search</a> is sponsored by Regeneron Pharmaceuticals and produced by the Society for Science & the Public. (Photos: Chris Ayers/Society for Science & the Public.)</p>
Using math to make your basketball picks
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http://www.ams.org/news?news_id=4196Thu, 15 Mar 2018 00:00:00 EST<p><a href="https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/ncaab/tourney/2018/03/12/ncaa-tournament-professors-use-math-beat-least-improve-odds/410328002/">NCAA tournament: How mathematicians use models to beat (or at least improve) the odds</a></p>
Celebrate Pi Day!
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http://www.ams.org/news?news_id=4195Wed, 14 Mar 2018 00:00:00 EST<p><a href="https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?release=2018-043&rn=news.xml&rst=7074">Celebrate Pi Day the NASA way</a></p>
<p><a href="https://brookingsregister.com/article/have-your-pi-and-eat-a-slice-too">"Have your Pi and eat a slice, too" </a></p>
<p><a href="https://www.someecards.com/news/news/pi-day-google-doodle-how-to-celebrate-the-mathematics-holiday-pie-day/">"Google Doodle"</a></p>
<p>And, for equal time, <a href="https://www.theverge.com/tldr/2018/3/14/17119388/pi-day-pie-math-tau-circle-constant-mathematics-circumference-diameter-radius-holiday-truth">an anti-pi, pro-tau article</a></p>
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Remembering Ada Lovelace
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http://www.ams.org/news?news_id=4186Fri, 09 Mar 2018 00:00:00 EST<p><a href="https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/obituaries/overlooked-ada-lovelace.html">"</a><span class="summary-text"><a href="https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/obituaries/overlooked-ada-lovelace.html">A gifted mathematician who is now recognized as the first computer programmer." </a>by Claire Cain Miller, <em>The New York Times</em>, March 2018</span></p>
What are numbers made of?
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http://www.ams.org/news?news_id=4184Thu, 08 Mar 2018 00:00:00 EST<p>Find out in the latest <em>PBS Infinite Series</em> episode.</p>
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"Faces of Women in Mathematics"
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http://www.ams.org/news?news_id=4185Thu, 08 Mar 2018 00:00:00 EST<p>Enjoy the film <a href="https://vimeo.com/259039018">"Faces of Women in Mathematics,"</a> supported by the Committee for Women in Mathematics of the International Mathematical Union, featuring 243 women mathematicians from 36 different countries and speaking 31 different languages.</p>
Urschel returns to Penn State
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http://www.ams.org/news?news_id=4153Mon, 26 Feb 2018 00:00:00 EST<p>John Urschel <a href="http://www.statecollege.com/news/local-news/john-urschel-explains-how-order-and-chaos-football-and-math-coexist-in-return-visit-to-penn-state,1475600/">returned to his alma mater</a> as part of the Penn State Forum lecture series.</p>
2018 Mathical Prize winners announced
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http://www.ams.org/news?news_id=4148Fri, 23 Feb 2018 00:00:00 EST<p>Top children’s books that inspire a love of mathematics in the world around us were just announced as the <a href="http://www.mathicalbooks.org/2018/02/2018-mathical-prize-winners/">2018 Mathical Book Prize</a> winners.</p>
Gold Medal Math, by Evelyn Lamb
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http://www.ams.orghttps://blogs.ams.org/blogonmathblogs/2018/02/20/gold-medal-math/Thu, 22 Feb 2018 00:00:00 ESTTelling time with a torus
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http://www.ams.org/news?news_id=4134Mon, 19 Feb 2018 00:00:00 EST<p>Learn more with the latest PBS Infinite Series</p>
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