** Edited by Mike Breen and Annette Emerson, AMS Public Awareness Office
Contributors:** Mike Breen (AMS), Claudia Clark (freelance science writer), Lisa DeKeukelaere (2004 AMS Media Fellow), Annette Emerson (AMS), Samantha Faria (AMS), and Allyn Jackson (Senior Deputy Editor,

- On performing vs. learning, by Samantha Faria

"The Math-Class Paradox,"*The Atlantic*, 31 December 2015 *Who Wants to Be a Mathematician*contestants in the news, by Mike Breen- On being smarter, by Mike Breen

"Get Smarter,"*New Scientist*, 12 December 2015 - An exhibition about Ada Lovelace, by Claudia Clark

"The enchantress of numbers,"*Science*, 11 December 2015 - On high school math star Ellen Li, by Claudia Clark

"For math star, numbers, music and volunteerism all add up,"*The Gainesville Sun*, 8 December 2015 - On the kidnapping of an NYU computer, by Lisa DeKeukelaere

"The Mathematicians Who Ended the Kidnapping of an N.Y.U. Computer,"*New York Times*, 6 December 2015

- On Cracking a 50-Year-Old Math Problem, by Claudia Clark

"'Outsiders' Crack 50-Year-Old Math Problem,"*Quanta Magazine*, 24 November 2015 - On Lewis Caroll, by Lisa DeKeukelaere

"Mathematics: Logic and Lewis Carroll,"*Nature*, 19 November 2015 - Working through Einstein's first proof, by Mike Breen

"Einstein's First Proof,"*The New Yorker*, 19 November 2015 - Media coverage of Katherine Johnson, Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipient, by Annette Emerson
- On rethinking math education, by Samantha Faria

"It's Time For Us To Rethink Math, UW Mathematician Says,"*Wisconsin Public Radio*, 17 November 2015 - On the graph isomorphism problem, by Allyn Jackson

"Complex problem made simple sends computer scientists wild,"*New Scientist*, 11 November 2015 - Media coverage of the 2016 Breakthrough Prize to Ian Agol, by Annette Emerson
- On applied mathematics in the Pacific Rim, by Lisa DeKeukelaere

"Pacific Rim mathematicians coaxed from their ivory towers,"*Science*, 6 November 2015 - On math and food, by Claudia Clark

""Watch Stephen Colbert Try to Wrap His Mind Around the Mathematics of Food,"*Eater*, 5 November 2015 - On the latest Ramanujan discovery, by Claudia Clark

"Ramanujan surprises again,"*Plus Magazine*, 3 November 2015

- On American Students' Drop in Math Skills, by Samantha Faria

"Nationwide Test Shows Dip in Students' Math Abilities,"*New York Times*, 28 October 2015 - On advances in graph theory, by Annette Emerson

"Theorists Draw Closer to Perfect Coloring,"*Quanta Magazine*, 20 October 2015 - On the bicentenary of the birth of George Boole, by Mike Breen

"How a Victorian mathematics don became a digital pioneer,"*The Guardian*, 17 October 2015 - On recreational mathematics, by Claudia Clark

"The Importance of Recreational Math,"*New York Times*, 12 October 2015 - Honoring William Rowan Hamilton, by Samantha Faria

"William Rowan Hamilton: walker, graffiti artist, genius,"*The Irish Times*, 8 October 2015 - On an interview with Talithia Williams on increasing opportunities for minorities in STEM, by Annette Emerson

"Increasing Education Opportunities For Minorities In STEM,"*Forbes*, 7 October 2015 - On Émilie du Châtelet, by Claudia Clark

"Émilie du Châtelet: the woman science forgot,"*Cosmos*, 5 October 2015 - On the math of wing design, by Lisa De Keukelaere

"Mathematics For Optimal Wing Design,"*Forbes*, 2 October 2015 - On Alan Turing's work, by Lisa DeKeukelaere

"Testing Turing's Legacy,"*Discover*, October 2015

- On a physicist's dim view of probability theory, by Allyn Jackson

"Probability is as useful to physics as flat-Earth theory,"*New Scientist*, 30 September 2015 - On quant investing, by Lisa DeKeukelaere

"Rich Formula: Math And Computer Wizards Now Billionaires Thanks To Quant Trading Secrets,"*Forbes*, online 29 September 2015 (print issue 19 October 2015) - On patterns in art, by Lisa DeKeukelaere

"Patterns are math we love to look at,"*The Conversation*, 22 September 2015 - On encryption that's secure from attack by quantum computers, by Claudia Clark

"The Tricky Encryption that Could Stump Quantum Computers,"*Wired*(from*Quanta magazine*), 19 September 2015 - On Hamid Naderi Yeganeh's mathematical art, by Annette Emerson

"Next da Vinci? Math genius using formulas to create fantastical works of art,"*CNN*, 17 September 2015 - On mathemagician Art Benjamin, by Samantha Faria

"From Poof to Proof: Inside the Mind of a Mathemagician,"*Smithsonian Magazine*, 8 September 2015 - On busy roads, by Claudia Clark

"The Road Less Traveled,"*Quanta Magazine*, 3 September 2015 - On building probabilistic reasoning into programming language, by Lisa DeKeukelaere

"Programs and Probability,"*American Scientist*, September-October 2015

- On computers and math, by Allyn Jackson

"Our number's up: Machines will do maths we'll never understand,"*New Scientist*, 26 August 2015,

"The Art of Programming": Interview with Simon Colton,*New Scientist*, 29 August 2015 - On an NFL Mathlete, by Mike Breen

"The (NFL) Mathlete,"*Sports Illustrated*, 24 August 2015 - On Neil Sloane, by Lisa DeKeukelaere

"The Connoisseur of Number Sequences,"*Quanta Magazine*, 6 August 2015 - On a multiplication game, by Claudia Clark

"This 'Simple' Multiplication Game Will Help You Rediscover The Joy Of Math,"*Forbes*, 2 August 2015

- On the U.S. IMO team, by Mike Breen
- On John H. Conway, by Claudia Clark

"The world’s most charismatic mathematician,"*The Guardian*(UK), 23 July 2015 - On using math to analyze leads in sports, by Allyn Jackson

"Winning formula reveals if your team is too far ahead to lose,"*New Scientist*, 11 July 2015 - On a museum's math error that really wasn't, by Claudia Clark

"Math error at Museum of Science? Not so fast.,"*The Boston Globe*, 8 July 2015 - On not being a female role model, by Samantha Faria

"Why I Don’t Like Being a 'Female Role Model',"*Bright*, 7 July 2015 - On streamlining and preserving the classification of finite simple groups, by Lisa Dekeukelaere

"The Whole Universe Catalog,"*Scientific American*, July 2015 - On beating traffic, by Lisa DeKeukelaere

"Playing in Traffic,"*American Scientist*, July-August 2015

- On characteristics that lead students to become math majors, by Claudia Clark

"Why Many Students With A's in Math Don't Major in It,"*US News & World Report*, 22 June 2015 - On a nationwide job survey, by Lisa DeKeukelaere

"Math, science skills add up to more job opportunities: Survey,"*CNBC*, 15 June 2015 - On a 150-year old puzzle, by Claudia Clark

"A Design Dilemma Solved, Minus Designs,"*Quanta Magazine*, 9 June 2015 - On a team of math modelers' analysis of the fate of missing Malaysian flight, by Allyn Jackson

- On an interview with Martin Groetschel, by Allyn Jackson

"Mathematiker rechnen nicht [Mathematicians don't do arithmetic]": Interview with Martin Groetschel,*Welt am Sonntag*, 31 May 2015 - On media coverage of John Nash, by Annette Emerson
- On the math of how wrinkles form, by Lisa DeKeukelaere

"The Fascinating Math of How Wrinkles Form,"*Quanta Magazine*, 17 May 2015 - On guitars and the defense and medical industries, by Claudia Clark

"Mathematics of the Ultimate Rock & Roll Guitar Could Help U.S. Navy And DNA Sequencing,"*Forbes*, 14 May 2015 - On finding a shipwreck using Bayesian search theory, by Samantha Faria

"How Data Nerds Found A 131-Year-Old Sunken Treasure,"*FiveThirtyEight.com*, 13 May 2015 - On Sitan Chen, student mathematician and musician, by Lisa DeKeukelaere

"Theoretical Mathematician Says There Are No Hard Problems,"*U.S. News & World Report*, 12 May 2015 - John Urschel, on his interests, by Mike Breen

"John Urschel,"*The New York Times*, 10 May 2015 - On MathCounts, by Claudia Clark

"You Can Count on Them,"*The Boston Globe*, 9 May 2015 - On mathematicians and blue crabs, by Lisa DeKeukelaere

"Mathematicians and Blue Crabs,"*The New York Times*, 2 May 2015 - On mathematician and musician James Stewart, by Claudia Clark

"The $23m house built by mathematics: Toronto home that doubles as concert venue was designed by professor with 'science of curves',"*Daily Mail*, 1 May 2015

- On Noether and modern physics, by Allyn Jackson

"The greatest physics theorem you've never heard of,"*New Scientist*, 22 April 2015 - On the National Math Festival and the AMS, by Annette Emerson

"National Math Festival underway in D.C.,"*ABC7*, 17 April 2015 - On the job market, by Mike Breen

"What I'm Reading: Articles on the Ph.D. Job Market,"*The Chronicle of Higher Education*, 17 April 2015 - Engaging mathematics…outside of the box, by Samantha Faria

"Putting on a Show, Mixing Mathematics and Mime, for Fun and Profit,”*The New York Times*, 16 April 2015 - On the nature of mathematics, by Lisa DeKeukelaere

"The Great Math Mystery,"*NOVA*, 15 April 2015 - On using math to make a bale feeder, by Mike Breen

"Real-World Math: A Bit Of Trig And Hay For The Horses,"*Colorado Public Radio*, 15 April 2015 - On Persi Diaconis and playing card smooshing, by Annette Emerson

"For Persi Diaconis' Next Magic Trick ...,"*Quanta Magazine*, 14 April 2015 - On Escher, optical illusions, and math, by Annette Emerson

"Optical illusions: Is the cat walking up or down the stairs?,"*Western Daily Press*, 8 April 2015 - On an interview with Yitang Zhang, by Lisa DeKeukelaere

"After Prime Proof, an Unlikely Star Rises,"*Quanta*, 2 April 2015 - On sandpiles, by Allyn Jackson

The Amazing, Autotuning Sandpile,"*Nautilus*, 2 April 2015

- On NSA recruiting, by Claudia Clark

"After Snowden, The NSA Faces Recruitment Challenge,"*NPR Morning Edition*, 31 March 2015 - On math and art, by Claudia Clark

"Art and science intersect at the School of the Art Institute,"*Chicago Tribune*, 30 March 2015 - Media coverage of the 2015 Abel Prize, by Annette Emerson
- In honor of Emmy Noether, by Annette Emerson

"Google doodle honors mathematician Emmy Noether (+video),"*Christian Science Monitor*, 23 March 2015 - On generating memorable passwords with Markov models, by Mike Breen

"Let Charles Dickens sort out your passwords,"*New Scientist*, 21 March 2015 - On math and the NCAA men's basketball tournament

Coverage of mathematicians' analysis of filling out brackets - Media coverage of Pi Day, by Annette Emerson
- On chance, by Allyn Jackson

"Chance: How randomness rules our world," Special feature in*New Scientist*, 14 March 2015 - On number theory, algebra and string theory, by Claudia Clark

"Mathematicians Chase Moonshine’s Shadow,"*Quanta Magazine*, 12 March 2015 - On Einstein the math tutor, by Mike Breen

"Albert Einstein was a Princeton genius. And math tutor."*The Trentonian*, 12 March 2015 - On data in medicine, by Claudia Clark

"On the Case at Mount Sinai, It’s Dr. Data,"*New York Times*, 7 March 2015 - On a full-scale computer simulation of the galaxy, by Lisa DeKeukelaere

"The 100-Billion-Body Problem,”*American Scientist*, March-April 2015 - Origami video receives 2015 Vizzie People's Choice Best Overall, by Annette Emerson

"Engineers Use Origami To Inspire Creativity,"*Popular Science*, March 2015

- The math of deploying snowplows and salt trucks, by Annette Emerson

"The Mathematics Behind Getting All That Damned Snow Off Your Street,"*Wired*, 23 February 2015 - On math genealogy, by Mike Breen

"Isaac Newton was my father: the maths family tree,"*The Irish Times*, 19 February 2015 - On Cédric Villani, by Claudia Clark

"Seduced by calculus,"*Cosmos*, 16 February 2015 - On the old new math, by Lisa DeKeukelaere

"The New Math Strikes Back,"*Time*, 11 February 2015 - On the status of programs to increase the number of math and science teachers, by Mike Breen

"A classroom experiment,"*Science*, 6 February 2015 - On math and structure, by Claudia Clark

"Numbers, bubbles and the theory of mathematics,"*Edwardsville Intelligencer*, 6 February 2015 - On the math(s) drive, by Allyn Jackson

"The maths drive is like the sex drive,"*New Scientist*, 3 February 2015

- On the NSA and the math community, by Allyn Jackson

"Breach of Trust,"*Science*, 30 January 2015 and

"Gute Zahlen, Schlechte Zahlen (Good numbers, bad numbers),"*Sueddeutsche Zeitung*, 15 January 2015 - On hyperbolic crocheting in the classroom, by Lisa DeKeukelaere

"Arts, crafts and high-end math,"*The Baltimore Sun*, 30 January 2015 - Drones for good, by Annette Emerson

"Satellites, mathematics and drones take down poachers in Africa,"*The Conversation*, 27 January 2015 - A Math Proof is a Journey, by Annette Emerson

"How Is A Mathematical Proof Like Frodo's Journey In*Lord Of The Rings*?,"*io9*, 21 January 2015 - On an auction of a Turing notebook, by Mike Breen

"Turing's '$1m' notebook goes to auction,"*Financial Times*, 19 January 2015 - CCTV covers Zong's Conant Prize given at the 2015 Joint Mathematics Meetings, by Lisa DeKeukelaere

"China's PKU professor wins American mathematics award,"*CCTV*, 15 January 2015 - The Harriss Spiral, by Claudia Clark

"The golden ratio has spawned a beautiful new curve: the Harriss spiral,"*The Guardian*, 13 January 2015 - The Importance of Failure, by Lisa DeKeukelaere

"Higher Ed: The Importance of Failure to Learning,"*KUT.org*, 11 January 2015 - On attempts to verify a proof of the ABC Conjecture, by Allyn Jackson

"Mathematician's anger over his unread 500-page proof,"*New Scientist*, 07 January 2015 - Developments in Origami, by Claudia Clark

"Origami: mathematics in creasing,”*The Conversation*, 6 January 2015 - On discovering Ramanujan, by Mike Breen

"Encounter with the infinite,"*The Believer*, January-February 2015 - From rubber sheets to happy apps,
*Discover*tunes in to the top math stories of 2014, by Anna Haensch

"100 Top Stories of 2014,"*Discover*, January-February 2015

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