Connecting through Numbers at the Joint Math Meetings

by Jessica Deters This article was originally posted on SIAM News. As mathematicians, numbers connect us; we all have an intimate connection with them. Consider picking a random number between 1 and 10. As we cycle through the options, each carries so much meaning that none feel truly random. Not even computers can generate truly random numbers. … Continue reading Connecting through Numbers at the Joint Math Meetings

Math Girls

by Izzy Aguiar This article was originally posted on SIAM News. For a mathematician, perusing the exhibition hall of the 2017 Joint Mathematics Meetings feels a lot like trick-or-treating at Halloween. The vast ballroom is swarming with mathematicians, publishers, software companies, and t-shirt booths handing out fliers, stickers, and even candy. The tables start to … Continue reading Math Girls

Hidden Figures Rock Joint Math Meeting

by Jessica Deters   Margot Lee Shetterly shares her experiences that led her to Hidden Figures at JMM panel discussion on Jan. 4, 2017.This article was originally posted on SIAM News. Margot Lee Shetterly, author of Hidden Figures, and Dr. Christine Darden, a retired NASA human computer and aeronautical engineer, were met by a crowd so large that … Continue reading Hidden Figures Rock Joint Math Meeting