## Math models can help cardiologists by finding the heart's hidden waves

Even seasoned physicians may struggle to interpret EKGs

## The twisted math of knot theory can help you tell an overhand knot from an unknot

It's knot always easy to tell if two knots are the same

## Meet Melba Roy Mouton, the Space Race mathematician and keeper of orbiting satellites

Roy Mouton, a mathematician and programmer, was a sort of hidden figure in Hidden Figures

## 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

## Mathematicians hope digital "proof assistants" will fix the field's own replication crisis

Computer programs can be better than humans, but they're not perfect

## 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

## Your language brain matters more for learning programming than your math brain

New research contradicts long held assumptions about coding

## A transcendental visualization of pi, for Pi Day

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

## Coffee baristas were right all along — grinding coffee finer doesn't always produce a stronger cup of espresso coffee

Scientists use mathematical modelling and experiments to prep the perfect cup of espresso

## 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

## Meet mathematician Emmy Noether, mother of the most beautiful theorem in the world

She worked out a kink in general relativity and kickstarted the field of abstract algebra