Evelyn Lamb
Evelyn Lamb

Evelyn Lamb is a mathematician who blogs for Scientific American at Roots of Unity.

Science
Feb. 6 2018 4:22 PMWednesday Is E Day. Can We Make It As Fun As Pi Day?Feb. 7, 2018, is the calendar date of the mathematical constant 2.718, and we have several ways to celebrate.
Science
Oct. 28 2016 5:52 AMAn Election Season Reminder That Voting Is Mathematically FlawedThere is no fair way of assessing a populations’ preferences when there are more than two candidates.
Education
March 29 2016 5:45 AMIt Doesn’t Add UpAndrew Hacker argues that abstract math is scary, damaging, and should be optional in American education. He should check his calculations.
Science
Jan. 4 2018 3:54 PMThe Largest Known Prime NumberIt’s 23,249,425 digits long. That’s incredibly exciting.
Science
Aug. 8 2016 11:16 AMNo, There Aren’t Enough Academic JobsBut discouraging people from pursuing the career could have a devastating effect on underrepresented groups.
Technology
April 17 2013 4:43 PMYour Life in PiEverything in your past—and future—is encoded in the digits of pi.