# Mathematical Digest

### Short Summaries of Articles about Mathematics

in the Popular Press

"The Future of String Theory: A Conversation with Brian Greene," by GeorgeMusser. *Scientific American*,November 2003, pages 68-73.

Brian Greene, author of *The Elegant Universe*, speaks with *ScientificAmerican* staff editor George Musser about string theory and modern physics.The mathematical subjects mentioned are topology and geometry, especiallynoncommutative geometry. Greene explains how matrices relate to the"microworld." The article was the cover story for the November issue. It is anedited version of the full conversation which is available at the magazine's website.

*--- Mike Breen*