Changing the public perception of mathematics
Math is finally getting its due. Increased references to math in movies and on television, no doubt, has helped. In addition, more and more aspects of life are now demanding math, according to a professor at Washington University in St. Louis.
Changing the public perception of mathematics was one of the topics this weekend at a conference hosted by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world's largest general science society.
Math may be hot, but does that mean that mathematicians are the essence of cool? The St. Louis Post-Dispatch takes a look.
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