Mathematics and Science Writer
Text copyright © 2013 Erica Klarreich. All rights reserved.
I am a mathematics and science journalist based in Berkeley, California.
My work has appeared in Nature, New Scientist, American Scientist, Science News,
Wired.com and the web site of Scientific American, and it has been reprinted in The
Best Writing on Mathematics 2010 and The Best Writing on Mathematics 2011.
How to Make Impossible Wallpaper
A tale of forbidden symmetries.
Simons Foundation web site, March 5, 2013
Scientific American web site, March 8, 2013
Computer Scientists Take Road Less Traveled
After decades without progress, new shortcuts are discovered in the traveling salesman
Simons Foundation web site, January 29, 2013
Wired.com, January 30, 2013
Privacy by the Numbers
A mathematical technique gives researchers access to personal data while meeting
a high standard for privacy protection.
Simons Foundation web site, December 10, 2012
Scientific American web site, December 31, 2012
Getting into Shapes
A proof marks the end of an era in the study of three-dimensional shapes.
Simons Foundation web site, October 2, 2012
Scientific American web site, December 26, 2012
Last updated April 11, 2013