Dana Mackenzie
Dana Mackenzie

Dana Mackenzie is a freelance mathematics and science writer based in Santa Cruz, Calif. He is the author of The Universe in Zero Words and The Big Splat, or How Our Moon Came to Be. He also writes a popular chess blog.

New Scientist
Aug. 17 2014 7:12 AMRubik’s Quadratic FormsHow a toy inspired an award-winning mathematician’s Eureka moment.
Science
April 25 2013 11:40 AMWhat’s the Best Jury Size?The Supreme Court rejected math before, but it’s now possible to calculate the jurors and margins you need for justice.
  Slate Plus
Plus Roundups
March 6 2015 1:17 PM “You Can Call Me Laura” Here are L.V. Anderson’s favorite reads from Slate this week, from #teamweasel to the discovery of thiamin.