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Fields Medal 2014
Congratulations to the 2014 Fields Medalists! Every four years, the International Mathematical Union (IMU) awards the Fields Medal to two, three, or four mathematicians under forty, recognizing them for their research and contributions to the discipline. The Fields Medal was … Continue reading
Logarithms Celebrate Their 400th Birthday – A Science News Article
The first time I entered the math library at Lebanon Valley College, I was struck by what I saw on top of the bookcases – a giant slide rule! Though I had never used one, I remembered my dad telling … Continue reading
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Why Do Americans Stink at Math? – an NYTimes Article
In school, did you “learn” mathematics by just memorizing some facts and not really understanding where those facts arose? Karen Morgan Ivy Tweeted the below Calvin and Hobbes comic. Is Mathematics an art or a science? Calvin has a different … Continue reading
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Bridging the Gap: math majors review and extend internet math talks
This time of year, a new crop of math majors are stepping off college campuses and into the next phases of their lives. Some go to industry, some into teaching, and some into graduate school. Along any of these paths, … Continue reading
The Journey to Hosting the Olympics
As the 2014 Winter Olympics begins to wind down, you may wonder how the Olympic host city was chosen. The process began all the way back in 2005, when potential host cities were asked to submit their applications to the … Continue reading