This New York Times article profiles Noam Elkies, a rare "triple-prodigy" in math, chess and music.
Month: August 2010
Math in Heathcare
This article from Science Daily shows one application for math in the field of medicine.
Using her background in mathematics, one researcher at the University of Houston helps doctors design stents, for example, that will aid medical professionals in their work and will help patients in speedier and better treatment. If you are interested in mathematics, but not sure how to use it, consider medical research and design.
Top Five Careers
Here’s another listing of five top careers for students with math skills.
"For those with a substantial background in mathematics, an unlimited number of career opportunities are available, " the article reports. See what math can do for you.
Fields Medal winners announced
Winners of the 2010 Fields Medal, known as the "Nobel Prize of Math, " were announced Thursday at the International Congress of Mathematics in Hyderabad, India.
Click here to read the news release.
Head back to school with new math software
Microsoft just unveiled new add-ins for its 2010 Office Suite which include a handy new math feature.
According to a company statement, "Microsoft Mathematics Add-in for Word and OneNote makes it easy to plot graphs in 2D and 3D, calculate numerical results, solve equations or inequalities, and simplify algebraic expressions in your Word documents and OneNote notebooks."