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How Texas Instruments monopolized math class.

How Texas Instruments monopolized math class.

Maya Kosoff Gen Nov 2019 25min Permalink

How a professional football player became a top-flight mathematician.

Jordan Ellenberg Hmm Daily Sep 2018 20min Permalink

Science predicts only the predictable, ignoring most of our chaotic universe.

Noson S. Yanofsky Nautilus Jun 2017 20min Permalink

How a minimally trained, isolated man named Srinivasa Ramanujan figured out some of mathematics’ deepest theoretical problems using little more than an out-of-date elementary school textbook.

Robert Schneider, Benjamin Phelan The Believer Feb 2015 35min Permalink

A conversation about beauty with an 86-year-old mathematician.

Siobhan Roberts Quanta Mar 2016 15min Permalink

In search of Ramanujan in India.

Robert Schneider, Bejamin Phelan The Believer Jan 2015 35min Permalink

On mathematical shapes and family ruptures.

Tania Moore Pithead Chapel Sep 2015 15min Permalink

A pizza deliverer/calculus whiz becomes involved in the lives of two unstable college students.

"I licked my thumb, outside, by the car, and ran it over the suction cups, before I slapped the marquee to the top of my cobalt blue Toyota. The pizzas were already sitting in the passenger seat, cardboard mouths smiling. I was conscious, despite Walter’s assertion, that I was operating under the tick of a clock, an invisible, indefinite deadline. Really, we all are. But no one realizes how soon it’s coming."

Benjamin Harnett Pithead Chapel Jun 2015 15min Permalink

The author attempts to interview Grigori Perelman, a reclusive mathematical genius.

Brett Forrest Playboy Jul 2012 15min Permalink

Excerpted from the author’s biography of mathematician Simon Phillips Norton.

Alexander Masters The Guardian Aug 2011 Permalink