Math Digests September 2021

How Math Solved the Case of the Volcanic Bombs That Didn’t Explode The New York Times, September 11, 2021 You probably don’t want to get up close to an erupting volcano to study the magma “bombs” that it shoots out. Luckily, the power of mathematics allowed researchers to discover why some volcanic bombs fall to…

Math Digests July 2021

Emmy Noether faced sexism and Nazism – 100 years later her contributions to ring theory still influence modern math The Conversation, July 15, 2021 Emmy Noether is one of the most famous female mathematicians of the twentieth century. In a celebration of the 100th anniversary of some of her greatest work, Tamar Lichter Blanks recounts the…