mathematics

Honesty in statistical models

A new statistical model built on Stanford research generates more nuanced predictions for complicated events. The Washington Post ran this model during the 2020 presidential election and plans to use it for future elections.

How behaviors complicate epidemic outcomes

A new model of disease spread describes how competing economic and health incentives influence social contact – and vice versa. The result is a complex and dynamic epidemic trajectory.

Akshay Venkatesh wins Fields Medal

Mathematics Professor Akshay Venkatesh won the Fields Medal, the most prestigious prize in mathematics. He is known as someone with broad expertise who has contributed to many areas of math.

Mathematical surprises from phenomena of daily life

Tadashi Tokieda is known for developing and sharing tricks and toys that question our assumptions about math and physics – a passion that’s grown from his pursuit of fresh knowledge and love of magic.

Classics student tackles history of geometry diagrams

Classics PhD student Eunsoo Lee is trying to reconstruct the history of geometrical and mathematical diagrams by examining copies and translations of Elements, the ancient work of Greek mathematician Euclid.