Toby Walsh’s Candy Crush article selected for The Best Writing on Mathematics 2014 anthology

Published on March 30, 2015

ifb120222_2321_walsh_toby1.jpgOptimisation Research Leader Toby Walsh’s Candy Crush article from American Scientist (, has been selected for the annual anthology The Best Writing on Mathematics 2014, published by The Princeton University Press. This year’s anthology has work from a number of well known writers including the famous mathematician (and inventor of the Game of Life) John Conway and the scientist and New York Times writer Stephen Strogatz. Past anthologies have included articles written by the Nobel prize winner Lloyd Shapley, and the Field’s medallist and Australian of the Year, Terence Tao.

The Best Writing on Mathematics 2014 brings together the year’s finest mathematics writing from around the world and features promising new voices alongside some of the foremost names in the field, The Best Writing on Mathematics makes available to a wide audience many articles not easily found anywhere else—and you don’t need to be a mathematician to enjoy them. These writings offer surprising insights into the nature, meaning, and practice of mathematics today. They delve into the history, philosophy, teaching, and everyday occurrences of math, and take readers behind the scenes of today’s hottest mathematical debates. For more information visit

Congratulations Toby!