Evelyn Lamb
Evelyn Lamb

Evelyn Lamb is a mathematician who blogs for Scientific American at Roots of Unity. Follow her on Twitter.

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.
Science
Jan. 22 2016 3:54 PMThe Largest Known Prime NumberIt’s 22,338,618 digits long. That’s incredibly exciting.
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.
Technology
April 17 2013 4:43 PMYour Life in PiEverything in your past—and future—is encoded in the digits of pi.