Alejandro Adem, a professor of mathematics at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Canada, and former professor at the UW-Madison Math Department, has been named the next Chief Editor of Bulletin of the American …

# mediamention

## Jordan Ellenberg’s Op-Ed in the Washington Post

Jordan Ellenberg wrote an op-ed for the Washington Post which was published on 8/31/2021; “Coronavirus vaccines work. But this statistical illusion makes people think they don’t.” In Israel for a time, more vaccinated people were …

## Ellenberg visits Wisconsin Public Radio to discuss new book, “Shape”

Math may seem as though it only exists in an abstract part of our lives, but a new book shines a light on the geometry of everything around us. University of Wisconsin-Madison math professor Jordan …

## Ifrim hosts fluid dynamics program at MSRI

Mihaela Ifrim is one of the organizers of Spring 2021 semester’s program on Mathematical Problems in Fluid Dynamics at MSRI. Her outstanding research contributions span a broad range of topics in nonlinear partial differential equations, …

## Ellenberg combines Math with other pursuits in Quanta Article

In a recent article in Quanta, Jordan Ellenberg discusses combining math with writing and how geometry came to be the topic of his most recent book, Shape. Link: https://www.quantamagazine.org/a-number-theorist-who-connects-math-to-other-creative-pursuits-20210527/

## Jordan Ellenberg on Lincoln’s rhetoric routine using geometry

What did Abraham Lincoln study to hone his legendary rhetoric? Geometry! Jordan Ellenberg draws from his new book, “Shape” for this essay in the Wall Street Journal. Link: https://on.wsj.com/3oQ9v63

## Ellenberg publishes article in The Atlantic on pandemic risk assessments

In conjunction with the release of his book, Jordan Ellenberg published an article on pandemic risk assessements, and how we react to advice intended to assist them in avoiding COVID-19. He notes that decision making …

## Ellenberg’s new book “Shape” debuts, reviewed in NYT

Jordan Ellenberg’s new book, “Shape: The Hidden Geometry of Information, Biology, Strategy, Democracy, and Everything Else.”, was published recently and reviewed by the New York Times. The review notes that Ellenberg is “rather spectacular” at …

## Ellenberg weighs in on billionaires

In a recent episode of the Marketplace podcast, a question came up about billionaires. Among several experts, Jordan Ellenberg took a stab at it, suggesting a comparison instead. “How much wealth has that person amassed …

## Virtual Office Hours increases student engagement with ‘hybrid’ approach

When the pandemic forced Betsy Stovall to move her large calculus class online last spring, she wondered how it would affect her office hours, which also became entirely virtual. The answer came soon enough. “I …