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Sweet, endless pi
In a Washington Post opinion piece Tara Holm discusses the history of pi and ponders the human nature that drives mathematicians to calculate it to more than 12 trillion digits.
Why Pi Matters
Steve Strogatz addresses the importance of pi in The New Yorker, including its connection to infinity, cycles and waves.
One fractal quantifies another, mathematicians find
Lionel Levine and Charles Smart’s work on abelian sandpile models has been profiled in a Cornell Chronicle article.
Strogatz awarded Lewis Thomas Prize for Writing About Science
Congratulations to Steven Strogatz who has been awarded the 2015 Lewis Thomas Prize for Writing About Science which recognizes "scientists as poets".
The real reason why the US is falling behind in math
Tara Holm has an opinion piece in The Boston Globe titled “The real reason why the US is falling behind in math”.
Charles Smart profiled in The Cornell Daily Sun
Prof. Charles Smart and his work with partial differential equations has been profiled in The Cornell Daily Sun.
The Department honors the life of Eugene Borisovich Dynkin
Professor Eugene Borisovich Dynkin passed away on Friday, November 14th at Cayuga Medical Center at the age of 90.
Professor Stillman named 2015 AMS Fellow
Professor Michael Stillman has been named a 2015 Fellow of the American Mathematical Society (AMS).
“Teaching Math to People Who Think They Hate It”
The Atlantic has written an article profiling Steve Strogatz and MATH 1300 - Mathematical Explorations.
Sharing taxi rides in New York City could reduce the number of trips by 40%
Steve Strogatz is a coauthor of a paper studying the benefits of taxi sharing that was recently published in the Proceedings of the National Academies of Sciences.