A.I.’s Latest Challenge: the Math Olympics

A.I.’s Latest Challenge: the Math Olympics

The New York Times, January 17, 2024
The Crochet Coral Reef Keeps Spawning, Hyperbolically

The Crochet Coral Reef Keeps Spawning, Hyperbolically

The New York Times, January 15, 2024
Need a Home for 80,000 Puzzles? Try an Italian Castle.

Need a Home for 80,000 Puzzles? Try an Italian Castle.

The New York Times, December 29, 2023
What Can You Do With an Einstein?

What Can You Do With an Einstein?

The New York Times, December 10, 2023
What It Takes to Wear the Sudoku Crown

What It Takes to Wear the Sudoku Crown

The New York Times, November 3, 2023
In Ukraine, Mathematics Offers Strength in Numbers

In Ukraine, Mathematics Offers Strength in Numbers

The New York Times, September 12, 2023
A.I. Is Coming for Mathematics, Too

A.I. Is Coming for Mathematics, Too

The New York Times, July 2, 2023
The Quest to Find Rectangles in a Square

The Quest to Find Rectangles in a Square

The New York Times, February 7, 2023
They’re Taking Jigsaws to Infinity and Beyond

They’re Taking Jigsaws to Infinity and Beyond

The New York Times, December 9, 2022
The Radical Polymath Who Fought for Freedom

The Radical Polymath Who Fought for Freedom

The Nation, October 12, 2022
The Mysterious Dance of the Cricket Embryos

The Mysterious Dance of the Cricket Embryos

The New York Times, August 5, 2022
How ‘Trustless’ Is Bitcoin, Really?

How ‘Trustless’ Is Bitcoin, Really?

The New York Times, June 6, 2022
Is Geometry a Language That Only Humans Know?

Is Geometry a Language That Only Humans Know?

The New York Times, March 22, 2022
This Puzzle Challenge Brings Joy to the World of Code

This Puzzle Challenge Brings Joy to the World of Code

MIT Technology Review, December 17, 2021
An <i>E. coli</i> Biocomputer Solves a Maze by Sharing the Work

An E. coli Biocomputer Solves a Maze by Sharing the Work

MIT Technology Review, November 9, 2021
The Godmother of the Digital Image

The Godmother of the Digital Image

The New York Times Magazine, September 14, 2021
Is 57 a prime number? There’s a game for that.

Is 57 a prime number? There’s a game for that.

MIT Technology Review, July 18, 2021
Is This Some Kind of Code? You Can Solve the…

Is This Some Kind of Code? You Can Solve the…

The New York Times, June 25, 2021
Geoffrey Hinton Has a Hunch About What’s Next for AI

Geoffrey Hinton Has a Hunch About What’s Next for AI

MIT Technology Review, April 16, 2021
The Latest Wrinkle in Crumple Theory

The Latest Wrinkle in Crumple Theory

The New York Times, March 8, 2021
Triangulating Math, Mozart and ‘Moby-Dick’

Triangulating Math, Mozart and ‘Moby-Dick’

The New York Times, March 6, 2021
The Lasting Lessons of John Conway’s Game of Life

The Lasting Lessons of John Conway’s Game of Life

The New York Times, December 28, 2020
‘The Pandemic Is a Prisoner’s Dilemma Game’

‘The Pandemic Is a Prisoner’s Dilemma Game’

The New York Times, December 20, 2020
The Swiss Cheese Model of Pandemic Defense

The Swiss Cheese Model of Pandemic Defense

The New York Times, December 5, 2020
How to Think Like an Epidemiologist

How to Think Like an Epidemiologist

The New York Times, August 4, 2020
Who’s a Bot? Who’s Not?

Who’s a Bot? Who’s Not?

The New York Times, June 16, 2020
This Is the Future of the Pandemic

This Is the Future of the Pandemic

The New York Times, May 8, 2020
Early String Ties Us to Neanderthals

Early String Ties Us to Neanderthals

The New York Times, April 9, 2020
Embracing the Uncertainties

Embracing the Uncertainties

The New York Times, April 7, 2020
You Can Help Break the Chain of Transmission

You Can Help Break the Chain of Transmission

The New York Times, March 19, 2020
Why Birds Are the World’s Best Engineers

Why Birds Are the World’s Best Engineers

The New York Times, March 17, 2020
The Exponential Power of Now

The Exponential Power of Now

The New York Times, March 13, 2020
Flattening the Coronavirus Curve

Flattening the Coronavirus Curve

The New York Times, March 11, 2020
Lunch With Freeman Dyson, in 196,883 Dimensions

Lunch With Freeman Dyson, in 196,883 Dimensions

The New York Times, March 3, 2020
In Paris, a Mathematician Confronts the Political Odds

In Paris, a Mathematician Confronts the Political Odds

The New York Times, January 30, 2020
Is It Time to Upend the Periodic Table?

Is It Time to Upend the Periodic Table?

The New York Times, August 27, 2019.