Mathematics hasn’t been the easiest field for women to conquer but that never stopped Maryam Mirzakhani. Her legacy as the first woman and first Iranian to win the Fields Medal — the Nobel Prize of mathematics — proves that despite their small numbers, women can achieve great things in math.
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A legacy of firsts: How an Iranian mathematician transcended boundaries  Ideas CBC Radio
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Basketball and Biology: A Tale of Two Social Networks  IEEE Spectrum
A systems biologist looks at basketball games through the prism of graph theory
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Richard Feynman  Problem Solving  YouTube
Richard Feynman was one of the greatest problem solvers of the 20th century and loved being puzzled and solving puzzles, a quality that made him a legendary …

Interview: Amir Alexander, Author Of ‘Infinitesimal’ : NPR
It seems like a simple question: How many parts can you divide a line into? The troublesome answer was square at the root of two of Europe’s greatest social crises.
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The New And The Next: Making Math And Microscopes More Accessible : NPR
From popularizing a feared subject to scaling down hightech tools, here are two examples of experts solving complicated problems with simplicity.
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Book Interview: ‘The Simpsons And Their Mathematical Secrets’ : NPR
Author Simon Singh’s new book teases out the mathematical references hidden in The Simpsons. Singh tells NPR’s Scott Simon that the show’s writing team includes several trained mathematicians â and that the logical bends and breaks of writing comedy can be very appealing to the mathematically minded.
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