the nimble speedboat

riding along in the wake

of a massive ship

Ben Orlin

Math with Bad Drawings

The Mathematician’s Haiku Book

## Category: Research Descriptions

## Application

the strange surrender

when a practicality

yields to a theory

Ben Orlin

Math with Bad Drawings

The Mathematician’s Haiku Book

## Model

simple little toy

cupped in the hands of children

like a tiny world

Ben Orlin

Math with Bad Drawings

The Mathematician’s Haiku Book

## Counterexample

brave little David

who topples the Goliath

with a single stone

Ben Orlin

Math with Bad Drawings

The Mathematician’s Haiku Book

## Proof

footprints of logic

showing how, where one truth leads,

another follows

Ben Orlin

Math with Bad Drawings

The Mathematician’s Haiku Book

## Theorem

Wind-swirled mist rises.

Paul Glendinning

A glimpse of distant mountains.

A theorem is born.

Department of Mathematics, University of Manchester, UK

## Nightmare

Algebra’s nightmare:

Paul Glendinning

a new finite simple group.

Black ink on fresh snow.

Department of Mathematics, University of Manchester, UK

## Unitarily

Unitarily

diagonalizable.

It is just normal.

Joshua Cooper

University of South Carolina

## ASA Day

So much more than math

Lawrence M. Lesser

ASA illuminates

like Nightingale’s lamp

originally published by the American Statistical Association

## Complexity

Mason A. Porter

A complex system

But does it mean anything?

It’s complicated.

from Math in Seventeen Syllables