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mathematics

Lincoln the Euclid enthusiast and other great tales of math
Published Nov 13, 2019
In 'Republic of Numbers,' author and alum David Lindsay Roberts weaves eclectic and entertaining stories about math and mathematicians across two centuries of U.S. history
Mathematics
Proof of life
Published Nov 7, 2019
Hopkins mathematician Joel Spruck and a former student recently succeeded in proving a long-standing conjecture about the area of negatively curved spaces, such as flower petals or coral reefs, a yearslong endeavor full of unexpected hurdles and sleepless nights
In memoriam
Mathematician Steven Zucker dies at 70
Published Sept 19, 2019
Longtime Hopkins professor known for his work in algebraic geometry remembered for his warmth, generosity, and influential mathematical conjecture
Students ace final exam scheduling test
Published Dec 19, 2017
Group uses existing algorithm to optimize exam schedule based on registrar's requirements
Faculty honors
Two Hopkins mathematicians named Simons Fellows
Published March 24, 2017
Nitu Kitchloo, Chikako Mese were recognized for scholarly achievement, potential impact of the work conducted during their fellowship
Numbers and notes
Published July 25, 2016 Video
JHU summer course teaches the beauty of math through music
LEARNING
Numbers game
Published June 15, 2016 Video
Researchers find that a simple numbers game seems to make kids better at math
Math and music
Tunes for summer
Published April 25, 2016
JHU mathematician Daniel Naiman unveils 'Mathematics of Music' summer course
Appointment
Big data expert Mauro Maggioni named BDP
Published April 14, 2016
Maggioni, who joins JHU from Duke, becomes 20th Bloomberg Distinguished Professor
Q+A
Why mathematics?
Published Nov 17, 2015 Video
JHU mathematician Richard Brown on teaching, theory, and the value of math in a modern world