Dr. Eugenia Cheng is Scientist in Residence at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and author of several books, including Beyond Infinity: An Expedition to the Outer Limits of Mathematics (Basic Books, 2017) and The Art of Logic in an Illogical World (Basic Books, 2018). Her first book, How to Bake π, was published by Basic Books in May 2015.
The Logic Of Blame
When it comes to blame and logic, it may be more useful to understand the system rather than the individual.
Using Logic In A Maddening World
We all think we’re logical. So why do we have so many disagreements?
How Abstract Math Can Analyze Social Injustice
Abstract math can be a tool to better understand power structures in society, says mathematician Eugenia Cheng, and to examine the injustice between groups.
The Infinitely Surprising Career Of A Mathematician
Three mathematicians talk about the latest topics and their start in math.
Why Infinity Is No Ordinary Number
The idea of infinity is easy to come up with, but we must be careful what we do with it.
To Infinity and Beyond With Mathematician Eugenia Cheng
Infinity is not classified as a normal number, and some infinities are bigger than others. Mathematician Eugenia Cheng explores these and other conundrums of this complex concept.
Eugenia Cheng: How To Bake Pi
In her new book How to Bake Pi, mathematician Eugenia Cheng cooks up digestible math lessons on number theory to topology.
How Math is Like Baking: You Just Need a Recipe
An excerpt from “How to Bake Pi” by Eugenia Cheng.
Kitchen Math: How To Eat π Pies
Methodically slice up four pies to reach the irrational number pi.