Ivars Peterson

The Mathematical Tourist 

Writer, Editor, and Speaker 

Ivars Peterson is a freelance writer and editor. He was Director of Publications at the Mathematical Association of America in Washington, D.C. from 2007 to 2014. As an award-winning mathematics writer, he previously worked at Science News for more than 25 years and served as editor of Science News Online and  Science News for Kids. His books include The Mathematical Tourist, Islands of Truth, Newton's Clock, The Jungles of Randomness, and Fragments of Infinity: A Kaleidoscope of Math and Art. He is currently editor of MAA FOCUS and writes articles for Muse and Ask magazines.

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