BU Arts & Science
January 19, 2023
Unraveling the Numerics of Knitting
Li-Mei Lim has been knitting and crocheting since childhood.
But not until recently did Lim, a research assistant professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, have the chance to connect her lifelong hobby to her professional career.
NOTICES OF THE AMERICAN MATHEMATICAL SOCIETY
Ars Mathemalchemica: From
Math to Art and Back Again
by Susan Goldstine, Elizabeth Paley,
and Henry Segerman
Doubling up — a joyful update
The version of this article published in the AMS Notices went to press at the end of June 2022, at which time the description of Maryam Mirzakhani as “to date the only woman awarded a Fields Medal” was perfectly accurate. We are delighted that this is no longer the case: on July 5, 2022, Maryna Viazovska was awarded a Fields Medal for “the proof that the E8 lattice provides the densest packing of identical spheres in 8 dimensions, and further contributions to related extremal problems and interpolation problems in Fourier analysis” (source: International Mathematical Union).
Maryam Mirzakhani is still the first woman awarded a Fields medal but no longer the only one!
What happens when a fiber artist meets a world-renowned mathematician? In a word: mathemalchemy.
November 9, 2021
ART INSTALLATION CELEBRATES THE BEAUTY AND WHIMSY OF MATH
Video by Véronique Koch, article by Robin A. Smith @DUKERESEARCH
January 3, 2021
See how it began