# Mathematical Digest

### Short Summaries of Articles about Mathematics

in the Popular Press

"Running Numbers": A review of *The Universe and the Teacup*, byK. C. Cole. Reviewed by Robert March. *Boston Globe*, 25 January 1998, page F1

The book reviewed here, *The Universe and the Teacup: The Mathematics ofTruth and Beauty*, is by K. C. Cole, a respected science reporter at the LosAngeles Times. The book touches on a wide variety of mathematical topics,including exponential growth, quantum theory, and the work of history's mostfamous woman mathematician, Emmy Noether.

*--- Allyn Jackson*