Meet Evelyn Boyd Granville, the mathematician who mass produced computers and shot Apollo into space

One of the first Black women to earn a PhD in math, she worked on seemingly every major math project of the 20th century

Academia should incentivize mathematicians to make their work more accessible

Math papers that are difficult to understand prevent scientists from learning about tools they can use in their research

An anonymous COVID-19 contact tracing app that warns you when your friends are sick

A different kind of contact tracing sounds an alarm when people in your social circle are falling ill

Meet Sophie Germain, the amateur mathematician who worked on number theory's toughest problem

Germain, or "Monsieur LeBlanc" to her professors, took a bold and creative approach to life and math

Despite a mistaken mathematical proof, you do only need four colors to make a good map

Alfred Kempe's 1879 proof of the Four Color Theorem contained a mistake. Nearly a century, later his work was vindicated

Meet Hertha Ayrton, the mathematician who cleared WW1 trenches of poisonous gas

Ayrton was the first woman to recieve the Hughes Medal for outstanding research in the field of energy, but still the Royal Society refused her membership

A transcendental visualization of pi, for Pi Day

Let your mind drift in the styles of Marcel Duchamp and Philip Glass

Meet Dr. Gladys West, the hidden figure behind your phone's GPS

Gladys West is one of the reasons why you can receive driving directions from your phone or tag a photo location on Instagram

If you're trying to catch an atom, try bending Heisenberg's uncertainty principle a little

Study author describes how quantum mechanics can be used to enhance the precision of measurements — and how other fields can benefit too

Rear Admiral Amazing Grace Hopper taught computers English

She recorded the first computer bug when a moth got caught in a relay switch

Meet Olga Aleksandrovna Ladyzhenskaya: the Russian mathematician who pushed through the Iron Curtain

In spite of personal tragedy, dire political circumstances and deteriorating health, her passion for mathematics burned bright