It is an honor when you are named for a curve which equation you have found. If the name is mistranslated – not so much. This was the fate of a remarkably talented mathematician – who happened to be… Expand

What follows is a fictional introduction to an itinerant mathematician whose life was so devoted to number theory that he did without all the things that people usually desire. It could have happened… Expand

A verse in I Kings of the Old Testament of the Bible reads, “Also he made a molten sea of ten cubits from brim to brim, round in compass, and five cubits in height thereof; and a line of thirty… Expand

Our ancestors in antiquity must have developed units of linear measurement before they got very far with measuring two-dimensional objects. There are two special interests in objects of… Expand

Those who have tears, prepare to shed them now as you learn the sad tale of a troubled young mathematical genius, Evariste Galois. He’s 16. Irritated. Hotheaded. Angered. Impatient. Nervous. He’s… Expand

Is there anything on which everyone can agree? That’s the trouble with ‘truth.’ Everyone seeks it, and controversy occurs when it’s found. Can there be contradictory truths? If something is believed… Expand

The fact that few Black Americans were noted for their contributions to mathematics and science is apparent. They were given few opportunities to do so, considered of inferior intelligence by the… Expand

‘How Long Is the Coast of Britain?’ is the title of a 1967 essay authored by Polishborn mathematician Benoit Mandelbrot (November 20, 1924–October 14, 2010). Think about the question and other… Expand