Shadows of Evidence An essay on science.
Mathematical Impressions: Art Imitates Math The art exhibition at the annual Bridges Conference showcases a wide range of artworks inspired by mathematical thinking.
Math Boot Camp Prepares U.S. Team for International Mathematical Olympiad The Mathematical Olympiad Summer Program teaches students problem-solving techniques that will serve them throughout their mathematical careers
Mathematical Impressions: Regular Polylinks A video illustrating the beautiful geometry behind symmetrical linkages of regular polygons.
Mathematical Impressions: Bicycle Tracks A nice mathematical puzzle, with a solution anyone can understand, is to determine the direction a bicycle went when you come upon its tracks. The answer involves thinking about tangent…
Mathematical Impressions: Attesting to Atoms Can you combine simple observations and mathematical thinking to show that atoms exist?
Mathematical Impressions: Printing 3-D Models George Hart describes in this video how to create physical models of mathematical objects, surveying some examples of surfaces and polytopes.
Mathematical Impressions: The Golden Ratio The golden ratio is greatly hyped, partly for its beautiful mathematical properties but also for nonsensical reasons. Distinguishing between the two requires understanding that mathematics is about structures and relationships,…
Mathematical Impressions: The Bicycle Pulling Puzzle If you pull straight back on the lower pedal of your bicycle, will the bike move forward or backward? This classic puzzle has a surprising twist.
Mathematical Impressions: Change Ringing Change ringing, in which a band of ringers plays long sequences of permutations on a set of peal bells, is a little-known but surprisingly rich and beautiful acoustical application of…