Publicizing Mathematics Today

October 15, 1998

T.H. Huxley's success in popularizing science in the 19th century (see accompanying book review) notwithstanding, scientists are still struggling today to communicate the nature and value of their work to a general audience. Mathematics especially can be a tough sell-to the science editor of a newspaper, for example. But in three recent articles, mathematics emerged as a useful, lively discipline that is being applied in a wide range of contexts.


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