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  1. Math Fest comes to Maine

    1. May 31, 2013

    “I love math!” Sheila Wells, S.T.E.M. coordinator, shouted into the microphone at the front of University of New England’s Decary Dining Hall at the Julia Robinson Math Festival in Biddeford, Maine.  The fifth-graders from Consolidated School, Sea Road and Mildred L. Day, all clad in white shirts that read “iSolve @ RSU 21” responded in unison, “I love math!”...

    1. By Alex Acquisto, Staff Writer
    2. MAINELY MEDIA
    Updated on Jun 03, 2013 09:21 AM PDT
  2. Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival at Stanford

    1. May 11, 2013

    About 350 students in grades 6–12 tested their brainpower and enjoyed a hands-on learning experience covering a wide variety of math topics at MSRI's Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival at Stanford...

    1. By Bruce Newman
    2. MERCURYNEWS.COM
    Updated on May 16, 2013 04:38 PM PDT
  3. It was a cogito ergo sum kind of day at youth math festival

    1. May 11, 2013

    The Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival at Stanford University was "open to students in grades six through 12, and the only barrier to entry was summoning up the nerve to match wits with some of the Bay Area's best mathletes. Organizers provided no official tally, but it appeared the girls outnumbered the boys..."

    1. By Bruce Newman
    2. SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS
    Updated on May 16, 2013 09:30 PM PDT
  4. Examining the Dynamics of Ocean Mixing

    1. May 01, 2013

    "The science is clear," climate scientist Emily Shuckburgh told an audience of nearly 800 people at San Francisco's Palace of Fine Arts on March 4. "Our collective actions have generated a climate problem that threatens our future and our children's future." Shuckburgh's talk was part of the Mathematics of Planet Earth 2013 Simons Public Lecture Series [cohosted by MSRI and AIM]...

    1. By Erica Klarreich
    2. SIAM News
    Updated on May 16, 2013 09:32 PM PDT
  5. Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival returns to Stanford

    1. April 29, 2013

    On May 11, 350 students in grades 6-12 will test their brainpower and enjoy a hands-on learning experience covering a wide variety of math topics...

    1. By Margaret Lavin, Elementary My Dears Columnist
    2. SAN MATEO COUNTY TIMES
    Updated on Jul 09, 2013 01:13 PM PDT
  6. 20 years of film about numbers? Do the math

    1. March 17, 2013

    George Csicsery never set out to become the go-to guy for math movies..."I never would have imagined going into this whole other world."

    1. By Hugh Hart, SF Chronicle correspondent
    2. SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE, Sunday Datebook
    Updated on Jul 02, 2013 03:20 PM PDT
  7. The Theory of Vector Bundles

    1. December 13, 2012

    Congressman Jerry McNerney announced the discovery of a new breakthrough in mathematics in the theory of vector bundles by a collaboration of several young scientists at MSRI on December 12, 2012.

    1. U.S. Congressman Jerry McNerney
    2. CONGRESSIONAL RECORD
    Updated on May 16, 2013 09:31 PM PDT
  8. The 13-Link Chain Puzzle

    1. October 29, 2012

    MSRI hosted a Celebration of Mind (on October 26) to honor the life and many interests of recreational mathematician Martin Gardner...

    1. By Gary Antonick, NUMBERPLAY blog
    2. NEW YORK TIMES
    Updated on Jul 02, 2013 03:21 PM PDT
  9. Robert Shiller receives CME Group-MSRI prize in Chicago

    1. October 12, 2012

    Robert Shiller, co-creator of the Case-Shiller Home Price Indices and a leading authority on the housing market, is in Chicago to receive the CME Group-MSRI prize in innovative quantitative applications...

    1. Judy Hsu, Reporter
    2. WLS-TV, ABC-7 NEWS, CHICAGO, IL
    Updated on Oct 12, 2012 07:24 AM PDT
  10. Case-Shiller Home Price Index Creator: Good Time to Buy

    1. October 12, 2012

    Robert Shiller, co-creator of the Case-Shiller home price index, said Friday that it’s a good time to buy a house, given today’s historically low interest rates, but he is less certain about the housing market’s overall strength...

    1. Sandra Guy, Business Reporter
    2. CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
    Updated on Jul 02, 2013 03:22 PM PDT
  11. Danielle Wang wins gold in math

    1. August 24, 2012

    Danielle Wang, a 15-year-old Campbell resident and Westmont sophomore, recently returned from a trip to Guangzhou, China, where she competed in the 11th annual China Girls Mathematical Olympiad and won a gold medal...

    1. By Kahlida Sawwari
    2. CAMPBELL REPORTER
    Created on Jun 14, 2013 12:00 PM PDT
  12. Students win Math Olympiad medals

    1. August 15, 2012

    U.S. team members all score medals at China’s Girls Math Olympiad: one gold and two silver medals won by Bay Area girls at international math competition...

    1. By Sean Au
    2. KTSF 26-TV
    Created on Jun 14, 2013 12:23 PM PDT
  13. Girls bring back medals from Math Olympiad

    1. August 15, 2012

    Some silver and gold medal winners came back to San Francisco Wednesday, but not from competing in the London Olympics. The young students were in China competing in the Girls Mathematical Olympiad...

    1. KGO-TV ABC7 NEWS
    Updated on Jun 14, 2013 11:54 AM PDT
  14. Solve this! Today’s modest mathematical challenge

    1. August 14, 2012

    Laura Pierson, a 12(!)-year-old who goes to Oakland Unified’s Hillcrest School, was the youngest person to compete with Team USA in the China Girls Mathematical Olympiad; she won a silver medal in the contest...

    1. By Katy Murphy, The Education Report
    2. CONTRA COSTA TIMES.COM
    Created on Jun 14, 2013 12:11 PM PDT
  15. 2012 China Girls Math Olympiad

    1. August 10, 2012

    Follow the mathematical adventures of eight of the nation's brightest young women as they write posts chronicling their preparations for, and participation in, the 2012 China Girls Mathematical Olympiad (CGMO).

    1. By Richard Tchen
    2. MATH FORUM INTERNET NEWS
    Created on Jun 14, 2013 11:53 AM PDT
  16. Next MSRI Director

    1. July 01, 2012

    Dr David Eisenbud will be the next director of the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute at Berkeley. Eisenbud’s four-year term at MSRI is effective 1 August 2013.

    1. Newsletter, July 2012 issue
    2. LONDON MATHEMATICAL SOCIETY
    Created on Jul 09, 2012 02:41 AM PDT
  17. Capital Math: A Julia Robinson Math Festival Comes to D.C.

    1. May 10, 2012

    On Saturday, April 14, more than 100 volunteers in matching T-shirts converged on the copper-domed kiosk of the Smithsonian Institution’s Ripley Center...They traveled from all across the United States to stage a Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival to encourage visitors of all ages to engage with, delight in, and be challenged by mathematics...
    By Katharine Merow

    1. Katharine Merow
    2. MAA Focus
    Updated on May 11, 2012 02:58 AM PDT
  18. Smithsonian Celebrates Mathematics This Weekend

    1. April 16, 2012

    Two events celebrating mathematics will take place on Saturday, April 14, in Washington, D.C.: The Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival and Circle on the Road Spring 2012.

    1. Math in the News
    2. MathDL, MAA Mathematical Sciences Digital Library
    Updated on Apr 23, 2012 05:59 AM PDT
  19. MSRI Receives Award for Math Programs that Make a Difference

    1. April 13, 2012

    The AMS is honoring the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI) in Berkeley for doing an outstanding job of increasing the participation of women and members of underrepresented minority groups in the mathematical sciences...

    1. American Mathematical Society
    Updated on Apr 23, 2012 05:03 AM PDT
  20. Serious brainpower at work at Julia Robinson Math Festival

    1. January 30, 2012

    About 400 students from around the Bay Area gathered to unravel skull busters in the [Second] Annual Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival at UC Berkeley this weekend...

    1. ABC 7 NEWS/KGO-TV SF
    Updated on Jul 25, 2012 07:31 AM PDT
  21. Math festival for children on Sunday at UC Berkeley

    1. January 27, 2012

    Students in grades 6-12 who enjoy solving puzzling math problems are invited to attend the Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival...

    1. Pamela Gocobachi, Correspondent
    2. OAKLAND TRIBUNE
    Updated on Jul 02, 2013 03:24 PM PDT
  22. La Jolla student wins medal at International Competition

    1. October 12, 2011

    Sarah Herrmann was one of eight American team members in Shenzhen, China, in early August for the 2011 China Girls Mathematical Olympiad...

    1. By Giovanni Moujaes
    2. LA JOLLA LIGHT
    Updated on Jul 02, 2013 03:25 PM PDT
  23. Numberplay: Fusing Dots

    1. October 03, 2011

    You’ll never count the same after this week’s adventure, brought to us by Harold Reiter from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. I met Professor Reiter at a Math Circle event...

    1. By Gary Antonick, The Crossword Blog
    2. NEW YORK TIMES
    Updated on Jul 02, 2013 03:26 PM PDT
  24. U.S. Girls Win Medals in Mathematical Olympiad

    1. October 01, 2011

    All eight young women on the U.S. team have won medals at the China Girls Mathematical Olympiad (CGMO): two gold, one silver, and five bronze...

    1. MATHEMATICAL ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA
    2. MAA FOCUS
    Updated on Jul 02, 2013 03:42 PM PDT
  25. Two Fed officials defend latest easing measure

    1. September 26, 2011

    Two top Federal Reserve officials on Monday defended the U.S. central bank's most recent effort to boost growth, and one suggested further steps may be justified...

    1. By Mark Felsenthal
    2. REUTERS
    Updated on Jul 02, 2013 03:27 PM PDT
  26. Fed’s Kocherlakota Says Central Banks Could Guarantee Debts

    1. September 26, 2011

    [In a panel discussion at the CME Group-MSRI Prize seminar] Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis President Narayana Kocherlakota said a central bank seeking to control inflation needs to find a balance between supporting a government’s debt issuance and allowing for sovereign default...

    1. By Scott Lanman and Blair Euteneuer
    2. BLOOMBERG
    Updated on Jul 02, 2013 03:29 PM PDT
  27. Winning Gold in China

    1. August 30, 2011

    Victoria Xia of Vienna, VA, a Thomas Jefferson sophomore, won a gold medal in the 2011 China Girls Mathematical Olympiad...

    1. Donna Manz
    2. VIENNA CONNECTION
    Updated on Jul 02, 2013 03:29 PM PDT
  28. Los Altos home-schooled student wins bronze medal

    1. August 19, 2011

    Amid concerns of American students falling behind in math and science, a U.S. team of eight—with a Los Altos student among them—provided a glimmer of hope with medals won in the China Girls Mathematical Olympiad (CGMO) this month...

    1. By Crystal Tai
    2. LOS ALTOS PATCH
    Updated on Jul 02, 2013 03:30 PM PDT
  29. It Just Adds Up: California Girls Win at Math Olympiad

    1. August 19, 2011

    Julia Huang and Rebecca Burks won medals at China's Girls Math Olympiad. Now it's time to see if they can face "The Filter's" word problems!...

    1. Fred Roggin, KNBC,
    2. CALIFORNIA NONSTOP, NBC STATEWIDE CABLE CHANNEL
    Updated on Jul 02, 2013 03:31 PM PDT
  30. Westmont High Student Brings Home the Gold from China

    1. August 18, 2011

    Campbell's Danielle Wang, a freshman at Westmont High School, brings home a gold medal in the China Girls Mathematical Olympiad...

    1. By Crystal Tai
    2. CAMPBELL PATCH
    Updated on Jul 02, 2013 03:32 PM PDT
  31. Newton North junior wins medal in math competition in China

    1. August 17, 2011

    Christina Chen will be a junior at Newton North High School this fall. She recently got back from the math Olympiad in China where she was the only student from Massachusetts to participate...

    1. By Ashley Studley
    2. NEWTON TAB
    Updated on Jul 02, 2013 03:33 PM PDT
  32. Local Girls Rock Math Contest

    1. August 17, 2011

    Julia Huang of Lynbrook High School brings home a silver medal in the China Girls Mathematical Olympiad...

    1. By Crystal Tai
    2. CUPERTINO PATCH
    Updated on Jul 02, 2013 03:35 PM PDT
  33. WHIZ KIDS: Strength in Numbers

    1. August 15, 2011

    For one La Jolla High School student, international math competitions are as easy as 1, 2, 3...

    1. By Megan Gallagher
    2. LA JOLLA PATCH
    Updated on Sep 08, 2011 03:43 AM PDT
  34. Wang, Huang win medals at Math Olympiad

    1. August 11, 2011

    Mathematics is one subject people tend to either love or hate...But no matter how you feel about it, everyone can agree that numbers are a universal language, and two local students recently proved they are masters of the international lingo...

    1. By Casey Jay
    2. CAMPBELL REPORTER
    Updated on Jul 02, 2013 03:37 PM PDT
  35. U.S. girls win medals in China math contest

    1. August 09, 2011

    Three South Bay girls won top medals this month at the prestigious China Girls Mathematical Olympiad...

    1. By Sharon Noguchi
    2. SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS
    Updated on Jul 02, 2013 03:38 PM PDT
  36. US Team members all won medals at 2011 CGMO competition

    1. August 05, 2011

    Rebecca Burks, Christina Chen, Sarah Herrmann, Elaine Hou, Julia Huang, Danielle Wang, Tiffany Wu and Victoria Xia, members of the United States team at the 2011 China Girls Math Olympiad, all won medals...

    1. Larry Riddle, Agnes Scott College
    2. BIOGRAPHIES OF WOMEN MATHEMATICIANS
    Updated on Sep 08, 2011 03:43 AM PDT
  37. Bay area girls win math Olympiad medals

    1. August 04, 2011

    A team of 8 high school girls sent to Shenzhen, China to compete in the China Math Olympiad have returned home with medals...

    1. By Sean Au
    2. KTSF-TV 26 News (Chinese-language TV station)
    Updated on Jul 02, 2013 03:44 PM PDT
  38. La Jolla High student named to math Olympiad team

    1. August 02, 2011

    La Jolla High School junior Sarah Herrmann is one of eight girls from throughout the United States to participate in the 2011 China Girls Mathematical Olympiad (CGMO)...

    1. LA JOLLA LIGHT
    Updated on Sep 08, 2011 03:44 AM PDT
  39. Huang, Wang compete against top 'math-letes'

    1. August 01, 2011

    For many people, long division and fractions can cause headaches, let alone the idea of solving highly complicated equations. For others, math is a passion and even a competitive sport...

    1. By Casey Jay
    2. SARATOGA NEWS
    Updated on Jul 02, 2013 03:45 PM PDT
  40. 2011 China Girls Math Olympiad

    1. July 08, 2011

    Follow the mathematical adventures of eight of the nation's brightest young women as they write outposts chronicling their preparations for, and participation in, the 2011 China Girls Mathematical Olympiad (CGMO)...

    1. By Richard Tchen
    2. The Math Forum @ Drexel Internet News
    Updated on Jul 02, 2013 03:47 PM PDT
  41. Bright young minds converge on Silicon Valley

    1. May 01, 2011

    Thousands of the nation's best and brightest young people are competing in Silicon Valley this weekend...
    Even though the events had a common denominator -- lots of bright young minds -- they were all held independently. And none of the youths seemed disappointed.
    By Linda Goldston, Reporter

    1. Linda Goldston, Reporter
    2. SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS
    Updated on Sep 08, 2011 03:44 AM PDT
  42. Weekender: The Top Five Things to Do Over the Next Three Day

    1. April 01, 2011

    The Mathematics of Change
    The son of a math teacher and born with an innate sense for numbers, monologist Josh Kornbluth grew up your protoyipcal math whiz. Then, suddenly and inexplicably, he hit the wall, failing out of freshman calculus at Princeton...
    By Ellen Cushing

    1. Ellen Cushing, Calendar/Web Editor
    2. EAST BAY EXPRESS
    Updated on Jul 08, 2011 07:46 AM PDT
  43. Mathematics are a hit at Marin Math Circle

    1. March 12, 2011

    On a recent Wednesday evening, 13 fifth- to ninth-grade students from around Marin County gathered in a Dominican University classroom for an after-school activity that didn't involve sports or the arts. Instead, the students sat hunched over note paper trying to figure out a complicated math problem as part of the weekly Marin Math Circle program...
    By Jessica Bernstein-Wax

    1. Jessica Bernstein-Wax
    2. MARIN INDEPENDENT JOURNAL
    Updated on Sep 08, 2011 03:34 AM PDT
  44. I guess I just want other people to solve the Rubik's cube

    1. February 01, 2011

    This much was clear. A conference room full of middle and high schoolers had been assembled and were now working out math problems. On a Sunday. To someone who wept through stats homework, it seemed like a game of Clue, who done this? At the lectern, a man shared formulas one might find useful in attempting a rapid solution of the Rubik's cube. A series of x's and y's to the nth power flashed before the hushed underage audience...
    By Caitlin Donohue, Culture Writer, Pixel Vision, SFBG Arts & Culture Blog

    1. By Caitlin Donohue
    2. SF BAY GUARDIAN
    Updated on Jul 08, 2011 07:42 AM PDT
  45. UC Berkeley hosts free youth math festival Sunday

    1. January 26, 2011

    As many as 600 sixth- through 12th-grade students can experience hands-on learning at UC Berkeley's free math event Sunday. At the Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival...
    By Suzanne Bohan

    1. Suzanne Bohan, Regional Science Reporter
    2. CONTRA COSTA TIMES
    Updated on May 02, 2011 08:24 AM PDT
  46. Andi Wang competes for U.S. at China Girls Math Olympiad

    1. October 15, 2010

    Andi Wang ’10, a former Math Team Captain at Choate, represented the United States in the 2010 China Girls Math Olympiad. The competition ran from August 9-13 in Shijiazhuang, China...

    1. By Diane Gremillion '12, News Staff Reporter
    2. THE NEWS, Choate Rosemary Hall
    Updated on Jul 02, 2013 03:41 PM PDT
  47. Phillips Exeter Academy students earn medals at Math Olympiad

    1. September 28, 2010

    When Adisa Kruayatidee and Joy Zheng spent three weeks in China competing in the 2010 China Girls Mathematics Olympiad, they received medals among the best math student's from 190 countries…

    1. By Alison Ladd
    2. YORK WEEKLY
    Updated on Sep 08, 2011 02:29 AM PDT
  48. Tirole honored for applying game theory

    1. September 20, 2010

    Professor Jean Tirole, scientific director of the Industrial Economics Institute at the University of Toulouse (France), was awarded CME Group's Mathematical Sciences Research Institute Prize in Innovative Quantitative Applications…
    By Timothy Inklebarger

    1. By Timothy Inklebarger
    2. PENSIONS & INVESTMENTS
    Updated on Sep 08, 2011 02:40 AM PDT
  49. Phillips Andover student wins gold medal at math competition

    1. September 20, 2010

    …At the China Girls Math Olympiad a gold medal was awarded to Jae Eui Shin, a senior at Phillips Andover Academy in Andover, who was part of the team that placed second in the overall standings…

    1. ANDOVER STATESMAN
    Updated on Sep 08, 2011 02:30 AM PDT
  50. CME Group-MSRI Honor Innovative Quantitative Applications

    1. September 17, 2010

    Put a group of luminaries in markets and mathematics in economics in a panel discussion shortly after central bankers and regulators agreed new rules to strengthen banks' reserves and what will you get? A very thoughtful and impassioned discussion about the implications of changes…
    By Christine Nielsen

    1. By Christine Nielsen
    2. JOHN LOTHIAN NEWSLETTER
    Updated on Sep 08, 2011 02:31 AM PDT
  51. Laguna Niguel math whiz hones in on cancer

    1. September 13, 2010

    Johnny Li likes to solve problems, especially when they relate to math, biology and computer science… In 2007, he began the OC Math Circle, which joins other math circles around the country. Li and other local high school students work with younger math enthusiasts to enter competitions and host lectures. This year the club, which recently earned a $2,000 grant from the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, will host classes for students in Santa Ana…

    1. By Claudia Koerner
    2. THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER
    Updated on Sep 08, 2011 02:29 AM PDT
  52. CME's Melamed takes on CFTC's Chilton, defends speed traders

    1. September 13, 2010

    ...About 40 percent of trading at CME, the biggest U.S. operator of futures markets, comes from high-frequency traders, Melamed said in introductory remarks to a panel discussion on banking regulation [at the CME Group-MSRI Prize event] at CME's headquarters in Chicago...
    By Ann Saphir

    1. By Ann Saphir
    2. REUTERS
    Updated on Sep 08, 2011 02:40 AM PDT
  53. Studying adds up for local teen

    1. September 01, 2010

    A teen from Stevenson Ranch who earned a medal in an international high school mathematics competition said a love of numbers wasn’t the only thing that united girls from 10 different nations...
    By Cory Minderhout

    1. By Cory Minderhout
    2. THE SANTA CLARITA VALLEY SIGNAL
    Updated on Sep 08, 2011 02:40 AM PDT
  54. Lexington teen earns gold at Math Olympiad in China

    1. August 26, 2010

    ...one of the two U.S. teams that competed recently at the ninth annual China Girls Mathematical Olympiad (CGMO) has placed second overall…Elizabeth Synge of Lexington, a senior at Boston University Academy, was among the gold medal winners…

    1. LEXINGTON MINUTEMAN
    Updated on Sep 08, 2011 02:42 AM PDT
  55. PROBLEM SOLVERS

    1. August 22, 2010

    Several area students earned medals in the ninth annual China Girls Mathematical Olympiad, which took place Aug. 9-13 in Shijiazhuang, China…
    By Cindy Cantrell, Globe Correspondent

    1. By Cindy Cantrell, Globe Correspondent
    2. THE BOSTON GLOBE
    Updated on Sep 08, 2011 02:44 AM PDT
  56. Three Bay Area students come home with medals

    1. August 17, 2010

    The Mathematical Sciences Research Institute in Berkeley sent eight girls to Shijiazhuang, China, to represent the United States in last week's 2010 China Girls Mathematical Olympiad. Seven came home with medals; the eighth with an honorable mention…
    By Leah Garchik, Columnist

    1. By Leah Garchik, Columnist
    2. SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE
    Updated on Sep 08, 2011 02:47 AM PDT
  57. Phillips Exeter Academy students take home honors

    1. August 17, 2010

    [One] U.S. team that competed at the 9th annual China Girls Mathematical Olympiad (CGMO) placed second, behind a team from China…
    By Joshua Clark

    1. By Joshua Clark
    2. EXETER NEWS-LETTER
    Updated on Sep 08, 2011 02:45 AM PDT
  58. N.E. women win math olympiad awards

    1. August 17, 2010

    Five students from New England won medals in the 9th annual China Girls Mathematical Olympiad, at which the US team placed second, behind China…
    By David Brooks, Science Reporter

    1. By David Brooks
    2. NASHUA TELEGRAPH.COM
    Updated on Sep 08, 2011 02:44 AM PDT
  59. Math team finishes second at Olympiad

    1. August 17, 2010

    Three Bay Area girls are back home after an impressive second place overall finish at the Girls Math Olympiad in China…

    1. KGO-TV/ABC 7 NEWS
    Updated on Jan 31, 2012 08:36 AM PST
  60. Paly grad wins medal at math olympiad

    1. August 16, 2010

    Recent Paly graduate Lynnelle Ye won a gold medal at the China Girls Mathematical Olympiad, the Bay Area-based Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI), which sponsors the team, announced this week...
    By Karla Kane, Palo Alto Online Staff

    1. By Karla Kane, Palo Alto Online Staff
    2. PALO ALTO WEEKLY
    Updated on Sep 08, 2011 02:46 AM PDT
  61. Local students score big in math competition

    1. August 14, 2010

    Jing Jing Li of Sunnyvale and Lynnelle Ye of Palo Alto earned top spots in the competition that had 48 teams taking part to show off their math skills…

    1. Silicon Valley News
    2. 1590 KLIV (CNN)
    Updated on Sep 08, 2011 02:47 AM PDT
  62. Silicon Valley girls capture medals in China math olympiad

    1. August 12, 2010

    A group of Silicon Valley high school students captured medals at the ninth annual China Girls Mathematical Olympiad, earning top prizes for the United States in the competition involving 190 representatives from 48 teams...
    By Eric Messinger

    1. By Eric Messinger
    2. SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS
    Updated on Sep 08, 2011 02:47 AM PDT
  63. Phillips Academy girl representing U.S. at Math Olympiad this week

    1. August 12, 2010

    The Mathematical Sciences Research Institute says it will send a team of high school girls from throughout the United States to participate in the 2010 China Girls Mathematical Olympiad, and a Phillips Academy student is one of the eight girls on the team…

    1. THE ANDOVER TOWNSMAN
    Updated on Sep 08, 2011 02:42 AM PDT
  64. Girls compete to solve difficult math problems: Sounds like fun right?

    1. August 12, 2010

    Today we’re looking for a big industrial city in North China. It’s the capital of Hebei Province, about 170 miles south of Beijing. It’s where an international meet called the “China Girls Math Olympiad” is taking place. Girls from [10] countries are competing to solve difficult math problems. Sounds like fun right? So where in China are we?…

    1. PRI'S THE WORLD
    Updated on Jul 02, 2013 03:50 PM PDT
  65. GIRL POWER

    1. August 08, 2010

    Several Massachusetts students have been selected to the eight-person team that will represent the United States in the ninth annual China Girls Mathematical Olympiad, taking place tomorrow through Friday in Shijiazhuang, China…
    By Cindy Cantrell, Globe Correspondent

    1. By Cindy Cantrell, Globe Correspondent
    2. THE BOSTON GLOBE
    Updated on Sep 08, 2011 02:49 AM PDT
  66. Serious Math

    1. August 05, 2010

    Over the years, I feel like I’ve come to know you — your political leanings and life experiences, your writing style, sense of humor and average snark level. But what about your math skills?...
    From "The Education Report: Reporter Katy Murphy's blog on Oakland schools"

    1. OAKLAND TRIBUNE
    Updated on Sep 08, 2011 02:50 AM PDT
  67. Lexington teen headed to China for math competition

    1. August 04, 2010

    Elizabeth Synge of Lexington will be part of a team of eight female high school students selected by the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI) to represent the United States at the 2010 China Girls Mathematical Olympiad (CGMO)…
    GateHouse News Service

    1. GateHouse News Service
    2. LEXINGTON MINUTEMAN
    Updated on Sep 08, 2011 02:43 AM PDT
  68. Formula for success: Trio of South Bay girls off to Math Olympiad in China

    1. August 03, 2010

    It wasn't your typical update from summer camp [where the US girls team prepared for the 2010 China Girls Math Olympiad]: "So, today's classes were lots of fun," Cynthia Day of San Jose blogged from the Mathematical Olympiad Summer Program at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. "First we had polynomials with Po-Ru, where I got to brush up on interpolation. Then we did awesomely awesome constructions problems…"

    1. Sharon Noguchi, Education Writer
    2. SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS
    Updated on Jul 02, 2013 03:49 PM PDT
  69. Three Bay Area girls make US CGMO team again

    1. August 02, 2010

    Coverage--televised in English and Chinese--of the Bay Area members (Cynthia Day, Shiyu (Jing-Jing) Li, and Lynnelle Ye) of the US team headed to the 2010 China Girls Math Olympiad (CGMO)...

    1. By Jo Wan, Anchor/Reporter
    2. KTSF-TV 26 (Mandarin & Cantonese News)
    Updated on Jul 02, 2013 03:43 PM PDT
  70. Stevenson Ranch girl to compete in math Olympiad in China

    1. July 28, 2010

    A high school senior from Stevenson Ranch has won a spot on the American team that will compete next month in an international math contest in China….
    By Ching-Ching Ni

    1. By Ching-Ching Ni, L.A. Now
    2. LOS ANGELES TIMES
    Updated on Sep 08, 2011 02:56 AM PDT
  71. Seattle girl chosen for the U.S. math team competes internationally

    1. July 27, 2010

    Shijie Joy Zheng, a senior at Phillips Exeter Academy, was chosen to participate on a team of high school girls from throughout the United States who will compete in the 2010 China Girls Mathematical Olympiad (CGMO)…

    1. Names in the News
    2. NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY
    Updated on Sep 08, 2011 02:48 AM PDT
  72. Music making in the 21st Century at MSRI event

    1. May 07, 2010

    The future of music was here today in Berkeley [at the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute] with musicians using iPhones and the new iPad to make beautiful music together…

    1. News at 11pm
    2. ABC-7 KGO-TV
    Updated on Sep 08, 2011 02:59 AM PDT
  73. Nurturing Talent: How the U.S. Succeeds [COMMENTARY]

    1. March 17, 2010

    Commentators often complain that U.S. schools do too little to challenge the most gifted students, especially in the sciences and mathematics. But might the country be doing something right?

    Consider that this year five of the 11 Nobel Prize winners in the natural sciences and economics were educated in the United States. Or consider that since 1970, six mathematicians from the United States—all educated here—have won the Fields Medal, the highest honor in mathematics, awarded only once every four years. (Russia holds the lead, with seven Fields medalists.)…

    1. By Francis K. Schrag
    2. EDUCATION WEEK
    Updated on Sep 08, 2011 03:01 AM PDT
  74. What Can U.S. Educators Do to Improve Math Skills?

    1. October 30, 2009

    As U.S. students continue to lag in their math skills, when compared to students from across the globe, the long-term economic stability of the United States may be in jeopardy…

    1. By M.H. Morrison
    2. CONNECT ED
    Updated on Sep 08, 2011 03:23 AM PDT
  75. U.S. girls' math team takes home Olympic gold

    1. September 04, 2009

    A team of seven American high-school girls is celebrating the medals they've won at an Olympic competition that's about math skills, not sports…

    1. SIMONS FOUNDATION
    Updated on Jul 02, 2013 03:40 PM PDT
  76. US CGMO Team's Bay Area members arrive home from China at SFO

    1. August 19, 2009

    Coverage--televised in English and Chinese--of the arrival of Bay Area members (Cynthia Day, Patricia Li, Shiyu (Jing-Jing) Li, and Ramya Rangan) of the US CGMO team at SFO from their trip to China.
    Reported by Jo Wan

    1. By Jo Wan, Reporter/Anchor, 3:00pm News Program
    2. KTSF-TV 26 (Chinese-language TV station)
    Updated on Sep 08, 2011 03:29 AM PDT
  77. Bay Area Math Champs Return Home

    1. August 19, 2009

    Four Bay Area teens scored medals at the Mathematical Olympiad in China as they matched wits with other girls around the world.
    Reported by Rob Artigo

    1. Rob Artigo, Reporter
    2. KGO-AM 810
    Updated on Sep 08, 2011 03:30 AM PDT
  78. Bay Area girls thrive in math competition

    1. August 19, 2009

    A Math competition took place in China in which winning the gold is as prestigious as winning at the Olympics. Four Bay Area students came home today from the 2009 Math Olympiad for girls…
    By Lyanne Melendez, Reporter ABC7

    1. Lyanne Melendez, Reporter
    2. ABC-7 KGO-TV, 5:00pm News Program
    Updated on Jul 02, 2013 03:34 PM PDT
  79. Tallahassee girl competing in China

    1. August 09, 2009

    Tallahassee girl competing in China: A team of girls, including a recent Chiles High School graduate, is taking part in the 2009 China Girls Mathematical Olympiad next week.

    1. Big Bend Briefs column
    2. TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT
    Updated on Jul 08, 2011 08:42 AM PDT
  80. Editor's Notebook: Am I smarter than a 10th grader?

    1. August 06, 2009

    ...Perhaps it was my altered body chemistry that made me challenge Lexington teen Elizabeth Synge to a math-off in my office...“I must warn you,” I told her, “I haven’t done high school math in a while.” “Neither have I,” she replied. She took calculus in sixth grade…
    By Bryan Mahoney, Editor

    1. By Bryan Mahoney, Editor
    2. LEXINGTON MINUTEMAN
    Updated on Sep 08, 2011 03:30 AM PDT
  81. Four girls headed to math games in China

    1. July 31, 2009

    "School Scene": The Mathematical Sciences Research Institute will send a team of high school girls from throughout the United States to participate in the 2009 China Girls Mathematical Olympiad (CGMO)…

    1. SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS
    Updated on Jul 08, 2011 08:41 AM PDT
  82. Gender Gap in Math is Shrinking: Researchers find evidence that the gender gap in top level math talent is narrowing

    1. July 30, 2009

    A research institute [MSRI] at UC Berkelely today announced plans to send a team of high school girls to China next month to compete in a mathematics Olympics [China Girls Mathematical Olympiad]. Of the seven girls chosen from around the country, four are from the South Bay…

    1. Carolyn Johnson, ABC 7 KGO-TV News Anchor
    2. ABC-7 KGO-TV
    Updated on Jul 08, 2011 08:38 AM PDT
  83. NSF Creates 45 New Postdoctoral Positions

    1. June 15, 2009

    In applied mathematics, workforce positions traditionally outnumber applicants for those positions. The field has not been immune to the recent economic downturn, however. Extensive hiring freezes and canceled job openings at academic institutions have resulted in the loss of nearly 400 positions available to recent PhDs…

    1. Michelle Sipics, Contributing Editor
    2. SIAM NEWS
    Updated on Jul 08, 2011 08:25 AM PDT
  84. Lars Hansen receives CME Group-MSRI Prize in Innovative Quantitative Applications

    1. October 28, 2008

    CME Group and the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI) on Friday presented Lars Hansen, the Homer J. Livingston Distinguished Service Professor in the Departments of Economics and Statistics at the University of Chicago, with the CME Group-MSRI Prize in Innovative Quantitative Applications…

    1. William Harms
    2. UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO NEWS
    Updated on Sep 08, 2011 02:27 AM PDT
  85. Utah State alum wins national math award

    1. October 14, 2008

    Lars Peter Hansen, a 1974 Utah State University gradutate, wins the CME Group-MSRI Prize, a prestigious national award for economics research that recognizes mathematical contributions to the understanding of market behavior.
    By Kim Burgess, staff writer

    1. By Kim Burgess, staff writer
    2. HERALD JOURNAL, Logan, UT
    Updated on Sep 08, 2011 02:28 AM PDT
  86. ABC 7 KGO-TV Salute: SF Math Circle Teacher promotes love of math

    1. October 10, 2008

    Imagine a generation of teenagers who think mathematicians are as hip as athletes or entertainers. Not in your lifetime, you say? Well, a group of Bay Area math teachers is out to change that by showing kids that algebra and calculus can be cool…
    By Lyanne Melendez, Reporter ABC7

    1. Lyanne Melendez, Reporter
    2. ABC-7 KGO-TV
    Updated on Jul 15, 2011 09:08 AM PDT
  87. Best & Brightest: Math Whiz Has Sights Set on Making ‘Someone’s Life Better’

    1. July 30, 2008

    Talea Mayo, Grambling University’s class of 2008 valedictorian, participated in the MSRI Undergraduate Program (MSRI-UP). Mayo's experience at MSRI helped her understand the difference between pure theoretical and applied mathematics...
    By Michelle D. Anderson

    1. Michelle D. Anderson
    2. DIVERSE: ISSUES IN HIGHER EDUCATION
    Updated on Sep 08, 2011 02:55 AM PDT
  88. Girls' Math Skills Equal To Boys', Study Finds

    1. July 24, 2008

    Girls are now doing just as well as boys on math assessment tests, according to a new study of over 7 million schoolchildren from 10 states…

    1. Nell Greenfieldboyce
    2. ALL THINGS CONSIDERED, NPR
    Updated on Jul 08, 2011 08:27 AM PDT
  89. Hands-on Math Adds Up to Fun

    1. May 05, 2008

    MSRI's Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival, held Sunday at Google Inc. headquarters in Mt. View, tested the math skills of more than 300 children in grades six through 12 with puzzles, games and contests…
    By Kat Wade

    1. Kat Wade, photographer
    2. SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE
    Updated on Sep 08, 2011 02:58 AM PDT
  90. TV news coverage at Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival @Google

    1. May 04, 2008

    Students and guest speaker, Dr. Jennifer Quinn, are interviewed at the second annual Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival held at Google on Sunday, May 4, 2008.

    1. Mandarin Weekend News program
    2. KTSF-TV 26 (Chinese-language TV station)
    Updated on Sep 08, 2011 02:59 AM PDT
  91. Televised segment about the Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival

    1. May 03, 2008

    Festival Director Joshua Zucker and seventh grader Katie Blunt, from Castilleja School, are interviewed by KPIX-TV news anchor Sherry Hu about the Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival on May 4 at Google.

    1. Sherry Hu, News Anchor
    2. KPIX -TV CBS 5
    Updated on Sep 08, 2011 03:00 AM PDT
  92. Berkeley math institute celebrates 25 years

    1. January 25, 2008

    Institute adds up scholars: Mathematicians' research site celebrates 25 years by extending its reach to ordinary people
    By Patricia Yollin, Chronicle Staff Writer

    1. Patricia Yollin, Chronicle Staff Writer
    2. SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE
    Updated on Sep 08, 2011 03:02 AM PDT
  93. Serving up lattes and a quick lecture

    1. January 22, 2008

    LARGE AND DIVERSE CROWDS TURN OUT FOR SCIENCE CAFES
    by Jackie Burrell, Bay Area News Group

    1. Jackie Burrell, Bay Area News Group [Url may require registration]
    2. SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS
    Updated on Sep 08, 2011 03:01 AM PDT
  94. Popular science in a cafe scene

    1. January 22, 2008

    By Jackie Burrell, Staff Writer

    1. By Jackie Burrell, Staff Writer [Url may require registration]
    2. CONTRA COSTA TIMES
    Updated on Sep 08, 2011 03:01 AM PDT
  95. Alan Alda tackles 'M*A*T*H' - and science - in conversation

    1. January 17, 2008

    Pick the brain of your garden-variety Hollywood celebrity about science, and chances are the exercise won't take too long - unless you're talking to Alan Alda…
    by Paul Kilduff, "96 Hours"

    1. Paul Kilduff
    2. SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE
    Updated on Sep 08, 2011 03:03 AM PDT
  96. All in the numbers: Jobs for mathematicians

    1. December 09, 2007

    Einstein was one of them. So was Euclid. But mathematicians in the Bay Area today don't have job titles like "E=MC2 guy" or "father of geometry." On the other hand, math whizzes have plenty of opportunities…
    by Caroline Cadwell and Richard Berman

    1. Caroline Cadwell and Richard Berman
    2. SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE
    Updated on Sep 08, 2011 02:18 AM PDT
  97. Encouraging American Girls to Embrace Math

    1. September 21, 2007

    An interview featuring the a member and coach from the U.S. team of high school girls that the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute sent to China in August 2007 to compete in the China Girls Mathematical Olympiad. Also joining the discussion were MSRI trustee, Maria Klawe, a mathematician and college president, and actress Danica McKellar, who also has a degree in mathematics and has published a book on math for middle school girls. Together they talk with host Ira Flatow about the best ways to boost the number of girls and women who succeed in mathematics.
    Science Friday, Talk of the Nation

    1. Talk of the Nation: Science Friday
    2. NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO (NPR)
    Updated on Sep 08, 2011 02:30 AM PDT
  98. Girls win medals for math team

    1. August 17, 2007

    Bay area students visit China for international competition…
    by Jessie Mangaliman, Staff Writer

    1. Jessie Mangaliman, Staff Writer
    2. SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS
    Updated on Sep 08, 2011 02:44 AM PDT
  99. South Bay girls defy stereotype in math contest

    1. August 10, 2007

    Think you're smart? Try solving this: Let x and y be positive real numbers with x³ + y³ = x - y. Prove that x² + 4y² < 1. Uh, right.
    Four very smart South Bay students will tackle similar problems this weekend in Central China as part of an eight-member team...
    by Jessie Mangaliman, Staff Writer

    1. Jessie Mangaliman, San Jose Mercury News Staff Writer
    2. SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS
    Updated on Sep 08, 2011 02:48 AM PDT
  100. Institute sends teams to Mathematical Olympiad

    1. August 10, 2007

    The Mathematical Sciences Research Institute in Berkeley is sending two teams of high school girls…
    by Martin Snapp and Justin Hill

    1. Martin Snapp and Justin Hill
    2. THE BERKELEY VOICE
    Updated on Sep 08, 2011 02:47 AM PDT
  101. First US Team to Compete in the China Girls Mathematical Olympiad

    1. August 10, 2007

    China's all-female Math Olympiad gets underway in Wuhan on August 11th, and for the first time since the contest began in 2002, a team from the United States will be among the international competitors…
    by Adriana Salerno, AAAS Mass Media Fellow

    1. by Adriana Salerno AAAS Mass Media Fellow
    2. VOICE OF AMERICA
    Updated on Sep 08, 2011 02:48 AM PDT
  102. Teen heading to China for math olympiad

    1. July 31, 2007

    'Pretty good': Auroran lands spot on U.S. team for first-ever competition...
    by Justina Wang, Staff Writer

    1. by Justina Wang, Staff Writer
    2. THE BEACON NEWS
    Updated on Sep 08, 2011 02:49 AM PDT
  103. Fremont teen makes U.S. math team

    1. July 26, 2007

    Americans to make first appearance in China Girls Mathematical Olympiad...

    1. Linh Tat, Staff Writer
    2. THE ARGUS
    Updated on Jul 02, 2013 03:39 PM PDT
  104. Scholars juggle dynamics of mathematics at institute

    1. June 29, 2007

    Mathematical sciences research program is a global gathering place for students of theory and analysis…
    by Martin Snapp, Staff Writer

    1. Martin Snapp, Staff Writer
    2. THE BERKELEY VOICE
    Updated on Sep 08, 2011 02:56 AM PDT
  105. Mathematicians Confront Climate Change

    1. June 12, 2007

    This April, with headlines about climate change appearing almost daily, climate scientists and mathematicians got together for a unique workshop on how climate models might be improved….
    by Dana Mackenzie

    1. Dana Mackenzie
    2. SIAM NEWS
    Updated on Sep 08, 2011 02:43 AM PDT
  106. Researcher named to lead math institute

    1. May 18, 2007

    Robert L. Bryant, an internationally known researcher in mathematics and a professor at Duke University, has been named director of the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute at Berkeley…
    by David Perlman, Science Editor

    1. David Perlman, Science Editor
    2. SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE
    Updated on Sep 08, 2011 02:56 AM PDT
  107. BERKELEY / $10 million donated to math institute

    1. May 06, 2007

    Berkeley's Mathematical Sciences Research Institute is the recipient of the largest cash pledge in its 25-year history -- $10 million from the Simons Foundation, including $5 million to create an endowed professorship…
    by Rick DelVecchio, Chronicle Staff Writer

    1. by Rick DelVecchio, Chronicle Staff Writer
    2. SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE
    Updated on Sep 08, 2011 02:59 AM PDT
  108. Mathematics Institute adds $10 million to its coffers

    1. May 04, 2007

    The Berkeley-based Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI) received a $10 million endowment today, the largest single cash amount pledged to the research group in its 25-year history…
    Bay City News Wire

    1. Bay City News Wire
    2. CBS 5 / KPIX-TV
    Updated on Sep 08, 2011 02:59 AM PDT
  109. Professor sees magic, mystery in mathematics

    1. April 27, 2007

    Marcus du Sautoy takes the stage in Berkeley today hoping to light up his audience with the story of how thrilling it is to be a mathematician...
    by Rick DelVecchio, Chronicle Staff Writer

    1. Rick DelVecchio, Chronicle Staff Writer
    2. SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE
    Updated on Sep 08, 2011 03:00 AM PDT
  110. They're Psyched on Number Games

    1. April 23, 2007

    Math fest hosted at Google charms kids who count...
    By Barbara Feder Ostrov

    1. Barbara Feder Ostrov
    2. SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS
    Updated on Sep 08, 2011 03:24 AM PDT
  111. KQED Forum: Global Climate Change in Local Context

    1. April 11, 2007

    The show discusses global climate change in a local context with an interdisciplinary panel of experts. How can we translate global models into local, shorter term predictions? How can government, business and citizens take action now?

    1. KQED
    Updated on Sep 17, 2012 06:18 AM PDT
  112. Top Mathematicians Meet In Berkeley

    1. December 05, 2006

    David Eisenbud, MSRI Director, and mathematicians associated with the Institute's scientific programs -- Henry Wolkowicz, Gunnar Carlsson, Donald Saari, Bernd Sturmfels -- were interviewed about mathematical discoveries that have influences on society and technology.
    by Reporter/News Anchor Alan Wang

    1. Alan Wang, Reporter/News Anchor
    2. ABC-7 KGO-TV News
    Updated on Sep 08, 2011 02:19 AM PDT
  113. Expert in asset pricing wins innovation prize for economics

    1. October 18, 2006

    Economist Stephen A. Ross has been awarded the inaugural Chicago Mercantile Exchange-Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (CME-MSRI) Prize in Innovative Quantitative Applications for his innovative work in arbitrage-pricing theories.

    1. Elizabeth Thomson
    2. MIT TECH TALK
    Updated on Sep 08, 2011 02:27 AM PDT
  114. Professor receives prize for arbitrage pricing theory

    1. September 15, 2006

    Stephen A. Ross was named the inaugural recipient of the CME/MSRI Prize in Innovative Quantitative Applications for his creation and development of arbitrage pricing theory…

    1. PENSIONS & INVESTMENTS
    Updated on Sep 08, 2011 02:56 AM PDT
  115. Channel 7 News Coverage of Grigori Perelman

    1. August 24, 2006

    David Eisenbud, MSRI Director, and Professor Andrejs Treibergs, MSRI member from the University of Utah, were interviewed about the solving of the Poincaré Conjecture by Russian mathematician Grigori Perelman.
    by Alan Wang, Reporter/News Anchor ABC7-TV

    1. ABC7 KGO-TV NEWS
    Updated on Sep 08, 2011 02:29 AM PDT
  116. Irving Kaplansky, 1917-2006

    1. June 25, 2006

    Irving "Kap" Kaplansky, one of the nation's most distinguished and beloved mathematicians, who for many years ran a kind of Mount Olympus for mathematicians in the Berkeley Hills, died June 25 in Sherman Oaks at age 89.
    (excerpt from SF Chronicle)

    1. <a href=
    Updated on Jul 14, 2011 07:09 AM PDT
  117. Mathematical references abound on The Simpsons

    1. June 10, 2006

    MSRI's panel discussion (on October 16, 2005) with writers from The Simpsons showed that a number of viewers do get the mathematical punch lines. D'oh!

    1. SCIENCE NEWS
    Updated on Sep 08, 2011 02:58 AM PDT
  118. Speed Theater

    1. May 07, 2006

    Playwrights learn about game theory from mathematicians for writing math-inspired scripts in PlayGround's creative collaboration with MSRI.

    1. Sam Hurwitt
    2. SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE
    Updated on Sep 08, 2011 03:22 AM PDT
  119. Professor's Math Club is a San Francisco Circle

    1. May 03, 2006

    In recognition of the new MSRI-sponsored SF Math Circle formed by USF Prof. Paul Zeitz, San Francisco's Mayor proclaims May 3, 2006, "San Francisco Math Circle Day."

    1. USF Newspaper (on-line)
    Updated on Sep 08, 2011 03:28 AM PDT
  120. Staff member creates art based on math

    1. February 24, 2006

    When Linda Vanderkolk saw the poster for the International Design Competition and noticed that the deadline for the competition was three days away, she immediately called Scott Frankenberger.

    1. Phaedra Ellington
    2. The Exponent Online
    Updated on Sep 08, 2011 03:19 AM PDT
  121. Philip Glass and the Rise of the Machines

    1. February 20, 2006

    MSRI's event, "Philip Glass in Conversation with Robert Osserman," drew connections between mathematics and Philip Glass' music.

    1. Marc Weidenbaum
    2. DISQUIET - online webzine
    Updated on Sep 08, 2011 03:01 AM PDT
  122. San Francisco Outings: Philip Glass at the Movies, New Ballets

    1. February 16, 2006

    It will be highbrow hipster heaven in San Francisco next weekend when the Philip Glass Ensemble performs a live accompaniment to Godfrey Reggio's "Qatsi Trilogy'' of films screening at Davies Symphony Hall.

    1. Stephen West
    2. BLOOMBERG NEWS
    Updated on Sep 08, 2011 03:00 AM PDT
  123. Math in popular culture (Talk of the Nation/Science Friday)

    1. April 29, 2005

    SHOW: Talk of the Nation/Science Friday 3:00 AM EST NPR

    April 29, 2005 Friday
    LENGTH: 8401 words
    HEADLINE: Math in popular culture
    ANCHORS: IRA FLATOW

    1. Ira Flatow, Host
    2. NPR, SCIENCE FRIDAY (TALK OF THE NATION program)
    Updated on Sep 08, 2011 02:30 AM PDT
  124. Kreps Awarded 2007 CME/MSRI Prize MSRI Prize

    1. December 07, 2004

    CME and MSRI have awarded the 2007 CME/MSRI Prize in Innovative Quantitative Applications to David M. Kreps, Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and the Theodore J. Kreps Professor of Economics at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business…

    1. NOTICES of the AMS
    Updated on Sep 08, 2011 02:57 AM PDT
  125. Shiing-Shen Chern 1911-2004, Co-Founder of MSRI

    1. December 03, 2004

    Shiing-Shen Chern, cofounder and first Director of MSRI (1982-85), died on Friday, December 3, 2004, after a brief illness in China. Chern was truly a towering figure in 20th century mathematics.

    Updated on Sep 08, 2011 03:19 AM PDT
  126. Latino Genius in Mathematics Receives Award

    1. November 07, 2004

    Rodrigo Banuelos did not know how to read or write until he was 15 years old. Today he is an accomplished mathematician, one of few in this profession.

    1. Jorge Morales Almada
    2. LA OPINION
    Updated on Sep 08, 2011 03:22 AM PDT
  127. Berkeley: From math group, a monthly Muni puzzle for riders

    1. October 01, 2004

    "Puzzles on Wheels" carries math puzzles to San Francisco's MUNI riders and, beyond the fun of getting the right answer, a chance to score $100 prize (from a randomly chosen correct respondent) for the solution each month.

    1. Paul Kilduff
    2. SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE
    Updated on Sep 08, 2011 03:21 AM PDT
  128. Puzzles on Wheels

    1. September 30, 2004

    The daily commute on SF MUNI buses has something to puzzle over, according to SF Chronicle columnist Leah Garchik.

    1. Leah Garchik
    2. SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE
    Updated on Sep 08, 2011 03:22 AM PDT
  129. Computer program tackles diversity in college admissions

    1. June 26, 2004

    A mathematician, who wants others to have the same opportunities he had, has created a computer program that he hopes will be a low-cost answer to a problem presented by a Supreme Court ruling on college admissions.

    1. Betsy Mason
    2. CONTRA COSTA TIMES
    Updated on Sep 08, 2011 03:21 AM PDT
  130. Black Math PhD's Hold UC Meet To Swell Ranks

    1. June 25, 2004

    Kimberly Sellers says that one of her most vivid memories from childhood is of helping her father, every year, track the number of African Americans graduating with doctorates from American universities.

    1. Jakob Schiller
    2. BERKELEY DAILY PLANET
    Updated on Sep 08, 2011 03:19 AM PDT
  131. Conference Honors Math/Physics Pioneer

    1. May 14, 2004

    In honor of Professor Albert S. Schwarz, celebrating his 50 years of research contribution to mathematics and theoretical physics.

    1. UC Davis News & Information
    Updated on Sep 08, 2011 03:21 AM PDT
  132. Mathematics With a Moral

    1. April 23, 2004

    PDF The solitary genius is not an extinct species. But recently, mathematicians have demonstrated the power of working together to chip away at the great puzzles of their field, writes Robert Osserman of the MSRI.

    1. Robert Osserman
    2. THE CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION
    Updated on Sep 08, 2011 03:21 AM PDT
  133. Experts at UC study how students learn math

    1. March 06, 2004

    The world's bravest sixth-grader will step onto a Berkeley stage Monday morning to answer …

    1. Nanette Asimov, Chronicle Staff Writer
    2. SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE
    Updated on Sep 08, 2011 03:18 AM PDT
  134. KQED Forum: K-12 Math Education

    1. March 02, 2004

    Forum discusses K-12 math education with panelists from the up-coming MSRI conference on math assessment.

    1. KQED
    Updated on Sep 08, 2011 03:19 AM PDT
  135. Pure Math, Pure Joy

    1. June 30, 2003

    A mathematician, the Hungarian lover of numbers Paul Erdos once said, is a device for converting coffee into theorems. Here, then, are a few glimpses into the Truth Factory.

    1. Photos by Ed Alcock, Text by Dennis Overbye
    2. NEW YORK TIMES
    Updated on Sep 08, 2011 03:20 AM PDT
  136. Life: Gallery: Beautiful minds caught on camera

    1. April 29, 2003

    The Mathematical Sciences Research Institute sits high on a hilltop overlooking San Francisco Bay. It is part of the University of California at Berkeley, and it serves as a retreat for world-class mathematicians. Here they are allowed to devote themselves entirely to the discovery of new mathematics, without the unwanted interference of a heavy teaching workload.

    1. Ed Alcock
    2. THE GUARDIAN
    Updated on Sep 08, 2011 03:05 AM PDT
  137. Hearst gift spurs math center expansion

    1. April 25, 2003

    Donation helps start work on making Berkeley library more than three times its current size

    1. Staff Writer
    2. OAKLAND TRIBUNE
    Updated on Sep 08, 2011 03:20 AM PDT
  138. Math is the thing

    1. April 24, 2003

    The mathematical arts have popped up in a play yet again, and Berkeley's Mathematical Sciences and Research Institute is gathering a panel of experts for a boisterous discussion.

    1. Chad Jones
    2. OAKLAND TRIBUNE
    Updated on Sep 08, 2011 03:18 AM PDT
  139. A star orbits a sun, Leonardo had a great serve

    1. April 18, 2003

    THE SMART SET: The Mathematical Sciences Research Institute -- the group that brought Steve Martin to the stage of Herbst to romp with Robin Williams recently -- is celebrating plans for a new library with a reception April 24. Institute chairman is William R. Hearst III, whose B.A. was in mathematics, who is the son of Austine McDonnell Hearst for whom the library will be named, and whose family's company owns this newspaper.

    1. Leah Garchik
    2. SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE
    Updated on Sep 08, 2011 03:05 AM PDT
  140. Computer experts and e-mail strategy

    1. March 15, 2003

    Overwhelmed by the crush of electronic mail, cell-phone calls, instant messages, Web sites and other technological demands on our ever-diminishing reservoir of free time? You're not alone. The people who invent this stuff feel the same way.

    1. Mike Langberg
    2. SJ MERCURY NEWS
    Updated on Sep 08, 2011 02:26 AM PDT
  141. AMS NEWS RELEASE: Robert Osserman Receives 2003 JPBM Communications Award

    1. January 16, 2003

    PROVIDENCE, RI---Robert Osserman, Professor Emeritus at Stanford University and Special Projects Director at the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute in Berkeley, is receiving the 2003 JPBM Communications Award.

    1. American Mathematical Society
    2. American Mathematical Society
    Updated on Sep 08, 2011 03:04 AM PDT
  142. Formula for laughter

    1. December 17, 2002

    The sold-out crowd at the Herbst Theatre Sunday night got quite a lesson in mathematics. They learned that math (a) is a laugh riot and (b) has surprisingly little to do with numbers.

    1. Anne Crump
    2. SF EXAMINER
    Updated on Sep 08, 2011 03:20 AM PDT
  143. Comedians + math a brilliant equation

    1. December 17, 2002

    The event was advertised as a "Funny Numbers" conversation between comedian Steve Martin and mathematics scholar Robert Osserman .

    1. Jonathan Curiel
    2. SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE
    Updated on Sep 08, 2011 03:04 AM PDT
  144. Actor + math whiz + comedian = 1 hit

    1. December 17, 2002

    San Francisco -- It was about as unlikely as Pablo Picasso hanging out with Albert Einstein: Actor-director Steve Martin discussing "funny numbers" on stage with UC Berkeley mathematician Robert Osserman, and comedian Robin Williams unexpectedly walking onto the stage to toss in outrageous asides.

    1. William Brand
    2. OAKLAND TRIBUNE
    Updated on Sep 08, 2011 03:04 AM PDT