Students around the country majoring in the mathematical sciences have gained assurance that they are heading down the right road. A recent report(*) from CareerCast put mathematics careers in the top four spots for the best jobs for 2014. 1. Mathematician 2. Tenured Professor 3. Statistician 4. Actuary Rankings are based on career outlook, salary, and […]

For the first time in its 78-year history, a woman has won a Fields Medal, mathematics’ equivalent to the Nobel Prize. The International Congress of Mathematics recognized Stanford University mathematics professor Maryam Mirzakhani for her work on the geometry of Riemann surfaces. More specifically, Mirzakhani has looked into “moduli spaces,” or how a Riemann surface […]