FACULTY HONOR: Three Princeton researchers' work selected for 'The Best Writing on Mathematics: 2014'

Nov. 6, 2014 3:40 p.m.

The work of three Princeton University researchers has been been selected to appear in the collection, "The Best Writing on Mathematics: 2014," from Princeton University Press.

John Conway, the John von Neumann Professor in Applied and Computational Mathematics, Emeritus, and professor emeritus of mathematics, will have two pieces included in the volume: "Extreme Proofs," published in the journal Mathematical Intelligencer, and "On Unsettleable Arithmetical Problems," originally printed in the journal The American Mathematical Monthly.

Mark Braverman, an assistant professor of computer science, will have featured his piece, "Computing with Real Numbers, from Archimedes to Turing and Beyond," originally published in the journal Communications of the ACM.

Michael Barany, a doctoral student in the Program in History of Science, will have published his article, "Stuck in the Middle: Cauchy's Intermediate Value Theorem and the History of Analytic Rigor," originally appearing in the journal Notices of the AMS.