# Featured Math Tidbit

## Algebra

Around 825 A.D. in Baghdad, Mohammed ibn-Musa al-Khwarizimi wrote a book called “Kitab al-jabr wa al-muqabalah”, which means “The science of restoration and reduction” and stood as the major algebraic work of the period. The word “algebra” comes from this title (“al-jabr”), since this was the first textbook used in Europe for this subject. The […]

# Featured Career

## Computational Biologist

A computational biologist (bioinformatics) applies the techniques of computer science, applied mathematics, and statistics to address biological problems. His/her main focus lies on developing mathematical modeling and computational simulation techniques. By these means it addresses scientific research topics without a laboratory.

# Featured Blog Post

## Game Set Match: How Do They Rank?

A mathematical study from the Miguel Hernández University of Elche has released a ranking of tennis players based on their statistics from the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP). Interestingly, the study’s first place competitor and the ATP first place competitor are different! Click here to see who came out on top.