Jonathan Farley

[One of] 15 people who have shaped the global conversation about science in 2005.
Seed Magazine (December 2005 / January 2006 issue)

Mathematics professor Jonathan Farley has a hell of a resume...
Barrett Brown, Hot, Fat, and Clouded: The Amazing and Amusing Failures of America's Chattering Class (Cambridge House Press, New York City, 2010)

Super neat guy.
Darlene Cavalier
         (former professional NBA cheerleader)

Profiles and interviews of Jonathan Farley
      Magazines | Newspapers and Selected Online Articles | Books
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Articles by Jonathan Farley
      Magazines | Newspapers and Selected Online Articles | Books



Profiles and interviews of Jonathan Farley


October 4, 2018
Chalkdust Magazine
Black Mathematician Month 2018
ChalkdustMagazine used my photo (middle right) and mentioned my name in their "Black Mathematician Month 2018" piece.

December 2017
Front Vision Magazine (China)
The Chinese magazine Front Vision cited me.

  »   cover | entire magazine | first page of article(page 32 of the magazine and page 35 of the pdf file) | English translation

July/August 2016
GEDO Report Magazine
The founder and CEO of the magazine GEDO Report writes of me: "I would like to thank my two biggest heroes, aka living legends, Dr. Walter Cooper, and the equally impressive Dr. Jonathan Farley, a world-famous mathematician from my hometown who uses math for Hollywood films and to fight terrorism.

 »  cover | acknowledgments

June 2015
Freedom Magazine
Baltimore's Dilemma
The quote the reporter attributes to me surprised me. Needless to say, don't believe everything you read.

June 18, 2013
Fast Company Magazine
Other Weird Things You Can Learn From Phone Metadata

February 6, 2013
Vice Magazine
How Silicon Valley Could Save (or Delete) Education

August/September 2011
PE Magazine
Screen Play: Can engineering score by landing a bigger role in movies and on TV?
 »  article

July 17, 2010
Science News
Safety in Numbers
 »  cover, editorial, and article

February 2010
为好莱坞穿上实验大褂的人 Magazine
“Hollywood Is Dressed Lab Coats”

 »  article | English translation

April 2009
Campus News Johannes Kepler Universität Linz
Renommierter Wissenschafter an der JKU
 »  article

Spring 2009
Oxford American Magazine
“A Finished Revolution? Barack Obama as the Fulfillment of Reconstruction”
 »  cover | article

September 2008
Black Enterprise Magazine
Putting the Science in Fiction: Jonathan Farley Takes Math to Hollywood
  »   cover | table of contents | article | all

March 2008
Brookline Magazine
Artist in Residence: Marlena Bocian

January 10, 2008
Diverse Issues in Higher Education
Catching Up with the Class of 2002

November 2007
Notices of the American Mathematical Society
Flatland: The Movie

October/November 2007
Symmetry Magazine
The Wrong Stuff: When bad physics pop up in a movie or TV show, scientists try to set things right”
  »    article

August 6, 2007
Newsweek Magazine (Russia)
“Hollywood Scientific Films”
  »   article | English translation

May/June 2006
The Crisis Magazine
 The Visionaries
  »   cover | editorial | article
| page one | page two | page three

May/June 2006
Complex NUMB3RS?

April 19, 2006
Operations Research and Management Science Today
Does 1+1=Terror? Using Math Models to Calculate Risks

January 2006
Reader’s Digest (Canada)
Fact-Finding Mission

December 2005 / January 2006
Seed Magazine
“Year in Science: Icons”

  » cover | introduction |article

May/June 2005
Air Jamaica Sky Writings In-Flight Magazine (Jamaica)
“Checking in with Christopher John Farley” (brief mention)
  » cover | page one | page two

Summer 2005
The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education
Harvard’s Summa Cum Laude Mathematician Proposes to Use Lattice Theory to Help Win the War on Terrorism

March 2, 2005
Technology Review
Counterterrorism by Numbers

October 2-8, 2004
The Economist Magazine
Circles of Friends: What Math Tells Us about Us
  »   cover | article page one | article page two

July 19, 2004
Jet Magazine
Scientist of the Year
  »   cover | article

March/April 2002
Harvard Magazine
Finding Work That Works for You
  (profile of six Harvard alumni, including Jonathan Farley and CNN presenter Soledad O’Brien)

January 3, 2002
Black Issues in Higher Education
A Calculating Career

June/July 2001
Upscale Magazine
“Math Genius Receives Fulbright Award”
  »   cover | table of contents | article

January 2001
Ebony Magazine
30 Leaders of the Future
  »   cover | article

Winter 1998/1999
The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education
You Can Count on One Hand All the Black Mathematics Professors at the Highest-Ranking American Universities

March 13, 1989
Jet Magazine
» cover | article


January 16, 2020
Los Angeles Sentinel
Many Say #MeToo is Bigger than Harvey Weinstein, Trial Outcome Doesn't Matter

August 6, 2019
Why Do People Get Married, According to 13 Experts

July 15, 2019
The Louisiana Weekly  The New Pittsburgh Courier
Being Black and Republican in the era of Trump presents real challenges

20+ Places to Visit in Austria That Will Actually Make Your Life Better

14 Inspiring Books That Single Women Enjoy Reading

  My suggestion was book #3 on his list, a book by Susan Patton.

May 20, 2019
Giáo sư toán học gặp xui khi tìm bạnđời theo 'xác suất thống kê

  This Vietnamese website, which has over 3 million followers on Facebook, ran an article on me.

May 15, 2019
Forum Daily
Профессор из Мэриленда стал жертвой брачной аферы девушки с русского сайта знакомств

  The website Forum Daily ran an article on me. It has about 76,000 followers on Facebook.

April 21, 2019
Genius uses maths to beat terrorism
  In her article, Dr. Kelly Wade writes, "Dr Farley is a truly amazing and inspiring mathematician."

April 16, 2019
20+ Places to Visit in Austria That Will Actually Make Your Life Better

January 13, 2019
8 Captivating Time Travel Science Fiction Books That Will Warp Your Mind

October 1, 2018
Legal Experts: Cosby Should Prevail on Appeal

September 18, 2018
3 Sci-Fi Books That Will Make You Question The Society We Live In

July 28, 2018
8 Mind Blowing Reasons You Should Visit India This Year

July 26, 2018
The Washington Informer
Lawyers Blast Cosby Conviction: 'Backwoods Justice'

June 28, 2018
Our Weekly (Los Angeles)
Trump pardons miss mark among African American voters

April 2, 2018
Best Company
The Heartbreak of Spousal Identity Theft

December 25, 2016
Hindustan Times
New-age tools to fight terror: Mathematical models and science of probability

November 15, 2016
Express (United Kingdom)
A BEAUTIFUL MIND: Maths genius develops EQUATION for wiping out ISIS

July 18, 2016
“Modern Math Education Doesn't Add Up for Today's Students, New Book Says”

   Some words were put in quotation marks and attributed to me in this article about math education. I am not certain if I was quoted accurately.

April 16, 2016
Why Your Kids Need Gender Neutral Toys

   I take a dissenting view.

April 14, 2016
30 Experts Reveal the Biggest Ways that Data Mining Improves Customer Experience

March 29, 2016
HBCUs Take Different Approaches to STEM Partnerships

November 28, 2014
Democrat and Chronicle newspaper (Rochester, New York)
Local mathematicians advise Hollywood

July 21, 2014
Al Jazeera
Southern schools reckon with unsavory remnants of the past

May 9, 2014
Fox Business
How to Pay for College When Scholarships Aren't Enough

February 14, 2014
Eve of Reduction
25 Expert Tips for Saving Money on International Travel

February 6, 2014
Should Student Athletes Be Paid?

LA Weekly (Los Angeles, California)
Scholarship School

October 14, 2013
Lonegan-Booker: If blacks stay away from New Jersey polls, could the Republican win?

january 23, 2013
Guardian newspaper (Great Britain)
Django Unchained: a surprise hit with America's pro-gun lobby

january 22, 2013
The Hollywood Reporter
After 'Gun Appreciation Day,' Organizers Invoke 'Django Unchained' for Follow-Up Campaign

December 6, 2012
SciLog (an official blog of the Journal Nature

As American as Glasnost 2

May 25, 2012
Greenburgh Daily Voice newspaper
Harvard Math Duo to Give Seminar in Greenburgh

March 14, 2012
The Daily Greenburgh newspaper
Math Initiative Gives Greenburgh Students Day Off

February 18, 2011
Press release from New York State Assembly Minority Leader [i.e., Republican Party Leader] Brian M. Kolb
February Is 'Black History Month' - Celebrate The Achievements Of Great African Americans!

  In 2011, the New York State Assembly Minority Leader (this means he is a Republican) mentioned my name in a press release. (He does not represent the district I am from.)

February 5, 2011
Lewiston Sun-Journal newspaper (Lewiston, Maine)
Weird, Wicked Weird: Mathematician Finds Formula for Long-Lasting Love

» original photo from article |

January 16, 2011
The Jamaica Observer newspaper (Jamaica)
The limitations of agriculture

December 27, 2010
The Guardian newspaper (Great Britain)
Neoconfederate Civil War Revisionism

November 23, 2010
The Science of the Big Bang Theory: How writers of the popular sitcom get their physics right

November 3, 2010
The Washington Post
Hold off on the action figures: Quirky SC Dem lost” (photo and photo caption only)
»   photo

November 3, 2010
Oberösterreichische Nachrichten (Austria)
Mit neuem Kongress beginnt auch Barack Obamas zweite Halbzeit

October 30, 2010
Wiener Zeitung (Austria)
In den USA war ich ein Ziel von Terroristen
»   article | English summary | front page of newspaper and section | English Translation

October 5, 2010
ABC News
Greene Calls on SC Democrats’ Chief to Resign

August 4-10, 2010
Free Times (Columbia, South Carolina)
Warren Group Back on Alvin Greene's Campaign; Says the Circus Is Over

July 29, 2010
Los Angeles Times
A Man Way, Way outside Beltway

July 12, 2010
Huffington Post
How Satisfied Are The Nation’s Professors?” (photo only)

April 25, 2010
Bridges: The Office of Science and Technology's Publication on Science and Technology Policy (Austrian Embassy in the United States)
Austrian Fashion Designer Says Girls Have Both the Genes and the Jeans for Mathematics

February 22, 2010
Maine Campus newspaper
Guest lecturer outlines how to get straight A’s

February 2010
Tips (Upper Austria)
Höhere Mathematik am Modesektor
»   pdf | English translation

November 27, 2007
How to Build the Perfect Terrorist Cell: Researchers diagram organizations that avoid crumbling when attacked

November 8, 2007
The Chronicle of Higher Education
James Watson and America's Tolerance of Intolerance

 »   This November 2007 article from The Chronicle of Higher Education quotes me; but after Nobel laureate James Watson and his wife invited a colleague and me to lunch and then to their apartment, I became a supporter (until I saw the American Masters documentary).

May 13, 2007
The Jamaica Observer newspaper (Jamaica)
How did Pihl & Son get the Yallahs bridge contract?

April 15, 2007
The Jamaica Observer newspaper (Jamaica)
UWI Mona and Math Department mired in backwardness
»   pdf

The Jamaica Observer newspaper (Jamaica)
Fighting Crime One Sum at a Time

January 31, 2007
Jamaica Gleaner newspaper (Jamaica)
The Numb3rs Man: UWI Professor Plies His Subject in Hollywood and Counterterrorism

December 3-9, 2006
Sunday Herald newspaper (Jamaica)
“Unsolved Problem: UWI Mathematics Department Sinks Further into Quagmire”
  »   partial text with pictures | full text without pictures

October 17, 2006
Democrat and Chronicle newspaper (Rochester, New York)
RIT’s Math Program Creating Institute to Help Fight Terrorism

May 12, 2006
Times Higher Education Supplement
Weapons of Maths Instruction in War on Terror

April 18, 2006
The Guardian newspaper (Great Britain)
Putting the Science into Fiction

December 12, 2005
El Paso Timesnewspaper (El Paso, Texas)
“Researcher says math can protect border”
  »   front page | first page top | first page middle
  »   first page bottom | second page

May 18, 2005
The Daily Telegraph newspaper (Great Britain)
Scientist’s Formula to Rid Hollywood of Mad Professors and Sci-Fi Errors
  »   page one | download image

May 17, 2005
Boston Globe newspaper
Divide and Conquer
  »   pdf

May 13, 2005
Times Higher Education Supplement
On Her Majesty’s Scientific Service
  »   pdf

May 1, 2005
Associated Press
Harvard Professor Offers Services As Hollywood Mathematician
  »   page one | page two
| Other North American Newspaper Coverage

April 6, 2005
MIT Tech Talk
Math Whiz Fights Terror with Smarts
»   pdf

October 10, 2004 The Times of India (India)

Mathematicians join war on terror

October 9, 2004
USA Today
Mathematicians Offer Help in the War on Terror

April 18, 2004
Jamaica Gleaner newspaper (Jamaica)
Science Whiz with J’can Links Turns Heads in US

January 10, 2004
Science News Online
Splitting Terrorist Cells

December 5, 2003
The Chronicle of Higher Education
A Mathematical Method for Assessing Whether a Terrorist Cell Has Been Broken

January 17, 2003
The Tennessean newspaper
Dorm name change led to threats to VU: Caller vows to cut out Gee’s heart, school reports”

December 2002
Council of Conservative Citizens editorial
Vanderbilt Math Teacher Spews Vitriol Over Confederacy

December 11, 2002
The Nation
Trent Lott’s ‘Uptown Klan’” (third paragraph from the end)

December 1, 2002
The Tennessean newspaper
VU Prof’s Essay Sparks ‘Confederate’ Backlash’” (caveat: taken from a neo-Confederate site)

October 24, 2002
Green Party of the United States
Greens Rally Behind Vanderbilt University's Plan to Rename ‘Confederate’ Dorm

January 2002
The California Tech
Farley Speaks at Caltech

December 3, 2001
Oxford Mail newspaper (Oxford, England)
Rally calls for peace

November 19, 2001
Wall Street Journal “Opinion Journal”
Stupidity Watch

September 13-19, 2001
Nashville Scene
A Green Candidate: A Vanderbilt Math Genius Launches a Political Race— Then Leaves the Country

August 22-28, 2001
The Village Voice
Find the Issues, Reach the People: The Building of a Blacker Green Party

August 16, 2001
Roll Call newspaper
A Green House? Party Will Back, But Not Recruit, Candidates in Congressional Races

August 9, 2001
The Tennessean newspaper
VU Professor Plans to Run against Clement As Green Candidate

March 26, 2001
Vanderbilt Register newspaper
Mathematician receives Fulbright Scholar Award

August 25, 2000
Indianapolis Recorder newspaper (Indianapolis, Indiana) big hit for African-American media

My name is mentioned in the fifth column of the page of the newspaper.

December 1998 — January 1999
The Prism
Young Black Achievers

June 17, 1991
Boston Globe newspaper
“Here’s a Toast to Harvard’s No. 2”
  »   page one | page two

March 1989
Democrat and Chronicle newspaper (Rochester, New York)
“Harvard honors Brockport man”
  »   aerticle | front page


(Note: inclusion does not imply endorsement or veracity of content.)

Mathematical Outreach: Explorations in Social Justice Around the Globe
 »   acknowledgement

Do Not Open This Math Book
 »   acknowledgements page two
 »   acknowledgements page one

Dancing with the Stars' Danica McKellar, star of the hit TV showThe Wonder Years, New York Times best-selling author and a judge for the 2016 "Miss America" beauty pageant, called me "the outstandingly astute Jonathan Farley" in her book, Do Not Open This Math Book.

15 Secrets Successful People Know About Time Management: The Productivity Habits of 7 Billionaires, 13 Olympic Athletes, 29 Straight-A Students, and 239 Entrepreneurs
 »  excerpt

New York Times best-selling author Kevin Kruse (whose bio states that "Kevin went on to build and sell several, multimillion dollar technology companies") quotes me in the Kindle edition of his new book (page 204).

Voices of Historical and Contemporary Black American Pioneers: Volume 1
 »   excerpt

This book called me "[p]erhaps the foremost young Black American mathematician today...."
Dr. Ben Carson, the United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, who was played by Oscar-winner Cuba Gooding, Jr. in a movie, wrote the foreword of the book. Some of the information is dated or otherwise slightly inaccurate.

Girls Get Curves: Geometry Takes Shape
 »   cover

Star of the beloved television sit-com The Wonder Years, Danica McKellar, refers to "the immensely gifted Jonathan Farley" in the acknowledgements.

In Praise of Jamaica: Natural Wonders, Heroes and Achievements
 »  Author George Meikle writes a short portrait of Jonathan Farley. On one website for the book, under the title, "50 Jamaican Trailblazers," is Jonathan Farley's name, along with Harry Belafonte and Colin Powell.

Jamaica’s Gifts to the World
 »   cover (Jonathan Farley is in the photo to the right of Bob Marley’s)

Dr. Lloyd Eubank-Green’s book, according to the Jamaica Gleaner newspaper, “contains brief biographies of Jamaicans, both here and in the Diaspora, whose achievements have made an impact regionally and globally.”

Hot, Fat, and Clouded: The Amazing and Amusing Failures of America's Chattering Class
 »   sample chapter

Author Barrett Brown details how Washington Times editor Robert Stacy McCain targeted Jonathan Farley. Popular television commentator Rachel Maddow has called McCain a “white supremacist” and Brown provides proof of this. See pp. 191-196, 211-218.

Hot X: Algebra Exposed
 »   acknowledgements

In her latest best-seller, Hot X: Algebra Exposed, television actress Danica McKellar refers to “the incomparable, brilliant Jonathan Farley.”

Cool Careers in Math
 »   excerpt

Kimm Groshong’s book, published by Sally Ride Science, profiles Jonathan Farley. Sally Ride was the first American woman in space.

The Ridley Scott Encyclopedia
 »   excerpt

The Ridley Scott Encyclopedia mentioned me on page 250 in a discussion about Caltech and the TV show Numb3rs (Ridley Scott being the director of Alien, Blade Runner,and Gladiator).

Constitutional Interpretation: Rights of the Individual

Craig R. Ducat refers to Jonathan Farley’s critique of the National Security Agency in “[o]ne of the best-known, most complete, and widely read Constitutional Law textbooks published today”.

In the Balance of Power: Independent Black Politics and Third-Party Movements in the United States
 »   excerpt

I am mentioned (and incorrectly described) in this book published by Ohio University Press. The book has a foreword written by Pulitzer Prize-winner Eric Foner.

More Time for Politics
 »   cover | inside

Long-time British Member of Parliament and former member of the prime minister’s cabinet, Tony Benn, mentions Jonathan Farley.

Math Doesn't Suck
(paperback edition)
cover and first page

Television actress Danica McKellar asked Jonathan Farley to provide a quote for her best-selling book.

Home Front Heroes, Volume 2: A Biographical Dictionary of Americans During Wartime
 »  cover | interior

The book Home Front Heroes: A Biographical Dictionary of Americans During Wartime, Volume 2 mentions me in the entry for Nobel laureate John Nash.

How Celtic Culture Invented Southern Literature

James P. Cantrell, who excludes blacks when he uses the word “Southern,” joins the list of authors indirectly defending the founder of the Ku Klux Klan. Fred Chappell, North Carolina's Poet Laureate, merely describes Cantrell’s racist work, in part a defense of traitors who murdered and terrorized blacks for over a century, as “[s]poiling for a fight!”

Political Theologies: Public Religions in a Post-Secular World

Hent de Vries and Lawrence Eugene Sullivan refer to Jonathan Farley’s critique of the National Security Agency.

University Presidents As Moral Leaders
 »   excerpt

In this anthology, Gordon Gee, Chancellor of Vanderbilt University, calls neo-Confederates and supporters of the founder of the Ku Klux Klan, including individuals who sent at least two Vanderbilt University faculty members and at least one student death threats, “old friends”.

The Confederate Battle Flag: America’s Most Embattled Emblem
 »   excerpt

John Coski, author of this Harvard University Press book, is the historian and library director at the Museum of the Confederacy. He considers it “shocking” that an African-American dislikes the founder of the Ku Klux Klan.

Change Is Possible: Stories of Women and Minorities in Mathematics

Patricia Kenschaft profiles Jonathan Farley.

College Mathematics for the Managerial, Life, and Social Sciences
 »   cover

The Political Junkie Handbook

Michael Crane lists Jonathan Farley’s criticism of the founder of the Ku Klux Klan as one “of the most shameful campus events in the U.S. education system in 2002.” Crane apparently does not consider the racist death threats his confederates sent Jonathan Farley, in defense of the Klan founder, anything to be ashamed about.

Why I Love Black Women

Best-selling author Michael Eric Dyson discusses Jonathan Farley’s Essence Magazine essay on young African-American women.


Who Is Alvin Greene?

A documentary by David Garrett, the co-writer of the Rob Schneider film Deuce Bigalow, and Leslie Beaumont.


December 18, 2019
ABC Television (national show) - Tamron Hall
Topic: "Romance Scams", Other recent guests of Tamron Hall include Oprah Winfrey, Whoopi Goldberg, and Dionne Warwick.
 »  entire show (see 34:51-41:52)
my segment on Facebook
 »  my segment on the Tamron Hall site

May May 13, 2019
ABC Television (Baltimore, Maryland)
Topic: "Local professor says he lost $50,000 after being deceived by a Russian mail order bride", a television interview of me by investigative reporter Mallory Sofastaii.

May 2018
ABC Television (Philadelphia)
Topic: "This Is America", I was interviewed by Philadelphia television news reporter Nydia Han for her May 2018 documentary, This Is America, a follow-up to a video she made that was viewed 2.3 million times. You can see me in Part I from 4:58 to 5:10 and from 7:48 to 7:50. You can see me in Part II from 1:12 to 1:13, from 2:24 to 2:45, from 2:55 to 4:23, and from 8:44 to 8:46.
 »  part I (4:58-5:10 and 7:48-7:50)
 »  part II (1:12-1:13, 2:24-2:45, 2:55-4:23, and 8:44-8:46)

January 29, 2018
theZoomer: Television for Boomers (Canada)
Topic: "Cyber Fraud", I was also a guest on the Canadian television show, theZoomer, to talk about romance scams. One of the guests was introduced as the head of cybersecurity for IBM (presumably, for Canada).
 »   interview

December 5, 2015; July 8,2015; February 5, 2015
CBS television station (Rochester, New York)
Topic: "Extraordinary People: Hollywood Math and Science",

October 5, 2015
CBS Baltimore
Topic: "Baltimore Professor Working To Make Higher Mathematics Accessible To All" (online article, not a television interview)

October 5, 2015
CBS Baltimore
Topic: "Associate Professor In Baltimore Uses Mathematics To Counter Terrorism" (online article, not a television interview)

February 28, 2012
WHEC Television (Rochester, New York)
Topic: "Celebrating Black History Month" I was profiled in a Black History Month segment on one of the main television stations in Rochester, New York in 2012, 2011, and 2010.
 »   video (from February 2012)

May 3, 2011
BBC World News Television - BBC World Have Your Say
Topic: "Osama bin Laden is dead" (beginning at 20:35 and running until 23:37) BBC World Television invited me to join a discussionabout the death of Osama bin Laden. Two of the other guests were U.S. Congressman Silvestre Reyes and British Member of Parliament Khalid Mahmood.
 »   video (from May 2011)

November 3, 2010
(Topic: “Greene: ‘DeMint Failed the Country’“; in the background only, at the beginning and around 1:40)
 »   video (flv format)

November 3, 2010
Comedy Central
(Topic: "Election Night in Alvin Greene's HQ"; in the background only, at 0:14 and 0:28)

Black History Month profile by Janet Lomax (WHEC-TV, Rochester, New York)
Please see the February 28, 2012 entry for the video.

June 2005
Greater Boston with Emily Rooney
 »   Dot Vader (windows media format)

June 2, 2005
(Comcast CN8, with Emmy Award-winning host Barry Nolan, reaching 6.2 million homes from Maine to Maryland)
 »   interview (windows media format)

February, 2005
Black History Month Teleconference (South Carolina Public Television)
(panel discussion with the head of the U.S. Army’s Fort Jackson)

February 4, 2005
San Diego television
 »   Numb3rs interview (windows media format)

October 9, 2004
Fox News Television
 »   Download(mpg file)

October 8, 2004
C-SPAN (I am not an invited guest; I am merely an audience member who asks a question)
(Topic: “Empire-Building: Domestic and International Consequences“; in the background only, at the beginning and around 1:40)
 »   video (I am seen at 1:02:26 and I ask Noam Chomsky a question from 1:03:35 to 1:04:21)

December 4, 2002
Fox News Television with Brit Hume

September 11, 2002
BBC World News Television
(invited guest, interviewed live from Ground Zero in New York City)

Late 1990s
Dr. James Haney Presents: "The Story of the Black Panther Party"  »  
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3



February 14, 2017
The Marc Steiner Show
Dr. Jonathan Farley: Making Connections Between Mathematics & Society
The Peabody Award-winning Marc Steiner Show interviewed me. (The Peabody Award is the "Pulitzer Prize for Radio." A previous guest of Marc Steiner's was the famous actress, Eartha Kitt.)

February 12, 2016
WBAL Radio (Baltimore, Maryland) "Maryland's News Now with Mary Beth Marsden"
(Topic: using math to solve crimes)
Emmy Award-winner Mary Beth Marsden interviews me.
 »   interview

December 13, 2014
BBC News World Service "Newshour"
(Topic: the title is "Is the ICC in crisis?" but the discussion is about police violence and race in America)
The host was Julian Marshall, winner of four Sony Gold Awards, the United Kingdom's "radio Oscars." Newshour is the BBC World Service flagship news and current affairs program.
 »   interview (the segment runs from 34:20 to 43:31; I am introduced at36:56)

November 28, 2014
BBC News World Service "World Have Your Say"
(Topic: "Where has Ferguson left race in the US?")
 »   interview (I come on at 40:50)

January 31, 2013
ABC Radio (Australia) "Sunday Night Safran"
(Topic: "What Would Django Do?")
 »   interview

January 2013
WVON 1690 AM (Chicago) "The Perri Small Show"
(Topic: "What Would Django Do?")
 »   interview

April 18, 2012
Public Radio International "The Takeaway"
(Topic: Racism Is Crippling African-American Advances in Mathematics)
Four-time Emmy-winner John Hockenberry interviews Jonathan Farley about racism and mathematics.
 »   interview

May 8, 2011
"Double Standards" (Jamaica)
(Topic: "the death of Osama bin Laden")
 »   interview Part 1
 »   interview Part 2

May 26, 2010
CBC Radio (Canada) with Ron Wilson
(Topic: mathematics and counterterrorism)
 »   interview

June 29, 2009
BBC Radio “World Have Your Say”
(Topic: Michael Jackson)
 »   interview (mp3) (primarily: 17:39-19:53; 27:57-30:45; 33:19-33:37; 39:45-40:37; 42:38-42:42; 43:50-44:40; 49:20)  »   associated BBC Radio “World Have Your Say” blog

April 8, 2009
BBC Radio “World Have Your Say”
(Topic: The G20 protests in London)
 »   interview (mp3)
(primarily: 7:56-8:10; 15:41-22:57; 32:20-33:55; 40:09-40:37; 41:30-42:23; 48:51-49:30)

ORF Radio (Austria) with Sarah Gruber

February 19, 2009
Make It Plain with Mark Thompson (Sirius Satellite Radio)
 »   listen

July 10, 2008
Pacifica Radio
“Green Party Convention Starts amidst Criticism”
 »   mp3

April 4, 2008
BBC Radio Five Live
Fortieth anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King

January 28, 2008
BBC Radio “World Have Your Say”
Obama and Martin Luther King
Associated BBC Radio “World Have Your Say” blog Part 1
Associated BBC Radio “World Have Your Say” blog Part 2
 »   mp3

September 14, 2007
National Public RadioTalk of the Nation
“Mathematicians Work to Help Track Terrorist Activity”
(Jonathan Farley’s work is mentioned around 8:25)
 »   mp3

May 23, 2006
National Public Radio “All Things Considered
 »   mp3 (around 3:59)

January 28, 2006
KALX Radio (Berkeley, California) "Women Hold Up Half the Sky"
 »   part 1
 »   part 2

January 20, 2006
The Tavis Smiley Show
»   index | bio | this week

 »   mp3

July 12, 2005
Australian Broadcasting Corporation “Deep End”
“Hollywood Maths”
»   pdf page one | mp3 interview: 10 minutes

June 17, 2005
Australian Broadcasting Corporation “Triple J ‘Hack’”
»   pdf page one | interview (11:25-20:00): real player .ram format

June 5, 2005
Digital Production Buzz
»   mp3: (1:55-2:40 and 32:10-49:00)

December 11-12, 2004
Air America Radio “So What Else Is News?”
(Interview by Marty Kaplan)
»   mp3

October 31, 2002
National Public Radio “Tavis Smiley Show”
“Green Party & African Americans”
»   Real Audio file


PODCASTS (not on radio or television)

October 19, 2019
Responsible Social Media (Cape Town, South Africa)
I was interviewed by a host in Cape Town, South Africa about crime.

May 15, 2019
Scammer Stories
(Topic: "College professor is married to a suspected scammer with the Russian mafia")

January 20, 2019
The Hot Zone with Chuck Holton
(Topic: "Episode 36 - Married to the Russian Mob? Interview with a Victim of Romance Scams"
Chuck Holton, a freelance war correspondent for the Christian Broadcasting Network, interviews me.)

February 14, 2017
Grey Ave Podcast (Cape Town, South Africa)
(Topic: Podcast #33 "Using Maths to Wipe Out Terrorists"; Podcast #30 "Men Shouldn't Get Married; Obama Is a War Criminal"-the part about marriage begins around 33:01)
I was asked to be interviewed for a podcast based in Cape Town, South Africa. (A previous guest interviewed for that podcast was head of a company that manages hundreds of millions of dollars.)
 »   Podcast #33 | Podcast #30

February 12, 2016
Why Didn't They Laugh, episode #69
(Topic: Beyonce's Super Bowl dance routine)
Comedian Owen Benjamin interviewed me.
 »   interview

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Articles by Jonathan Farley



October 16, 2017
Chalkdust Magazine
The kind of problems black mathematicians wish didn't need solving

Chalkdust Magazine announced in The Guardian newspaper that it would be profiling mathematicians for Black History Month in the United Kingdom. On this date, they published an essay they had asked me for, writing, "Today, we have a fantastic article by Jonathan Farley!"

March 2006
Notices of the first American Mathematical Society
Moment of Proof

January 5, 2002
Time Magazine
A Beautiful Mind: American Pi

November 2000
Essence Magazine
“Players and Professors: A Nice Guy Steps up”
»   cover | page one | page two

January 2000
The Source Magazine
Heroes 2000

November 1986
A.N.A.L.O.G. Computing Magazine
DLI’s: Another Minute to Learn

October 1986
A.N.A.L.O.G. Computing Magazine
DLI’s: A Minute to Learn



April 17, 2019
The Baltimore Sun newspaper (Baltimore, Maryland)
Julian Assange Is a Hero

February 17, 2019
13 Best Books About Writing | Books Writers Should Read

November 21, 2018
American Greatness
#MenToo: Defending Dartmouth's Todd Heatherton

October 9, 2018
American Greatness
Lock Up Your Sons

July 29, 2018
Democrat and Chronicle newspaper (Rochester, New York)
“Feminists need to make up their minds”

»   essay | front page

July 9, 2018
The Baltimore Sun newspaper (Baltimore, Maryland)
Alvin Greene: the original socialist Democrat

May 30, 2017
The Baltimore Sun newspaper (Baltimore, Maryland)
Time to destroy the Confederacy once and for all

March 6, 2017
The Baltimore Sun newspaper (Baltimore, Maryland)
Lift Ev'ry DeVos and Sing

November 22, 2016
The Baltimore Sun newspaper (Baltimore, Maryland)
Urban Schools Will Fail If Disruptive Students Remain

October 11, 2016
The Baltimore Sun newspaper (Baltimore, Maryland)
The Black Panthers and the social gospel

February 9, 2016
The Baltimore Sun newspaper (Baltimore, Maryland)
Using math to solve murder

June 23, 2015
The Baltimore Sun newspaper (Baltimore, Maryland)
Tim Hunt's Witch Hunt

October 23, 2014
The Berkeley Daily Planet newspaper (Berkeley, California)
Solving for XXMy article features exclusive quotes from Danica McKellar that she provided just for my essay.

September 26, 2014
The Baltimore Sun newspaper
Do the math: rape stats don't add up” with Susan Patton(My co-author,Susan Patton, a.k.a. "The Princeton Mom," has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, andTheDaily Show.)

July 22, 2014
The Baltimore Sun newspaper

March 14, 2014
The Berkeley Daily Planet newspaper (Berkeley, California)
Where Are the Tourists from the Future?

April 29, 2013
Morning Star newspaper (Great Britain)
“Guilty till you're proven innocent”
»   article | front page

January 3, 2013
The Berkeley Daily Planet (Berkeley, California)
Math and Race: Why Don't More African-Americans Do Science and Engineering?

December 31, 2012
Bangor Daily News (Bangor, Maine)
Why we need civilian patrols and scientific policing

November 8,2012
Berkeley Daily Planet newspaper
Mathematics, Marriage, and High Explosives: Why There Is No Nobel Prize for Math

June 29, 2012
The Berkeley Daily Planet
The True Turing Test to Save Education in America”(with Ronald O. Ross and Gregory Labonte)

June 27, 2012
Bangor Daily News (Bangor, Maine)
Mayoral math and the battle for Baxter Academy

April 12, 2012
Portland Press Herald newspaper (Portland, Maine)
Black mathematicians: the kind of problems they wish didn't need solving"

February 18, 2012
The Portland Press Herald
Coach's resignation more questionable than photo that led to flap"

Corrigendum: the "19-year-old seemingly passed out on my shoulder in a club" may have been 20; I think it was her birthday.

October 14, 2011
Morning Star newspaper (Great Britain)
“The death of Chomsky and the murder of a president-how the British left can save the US media”
»   article | front page

October 13, 2011
Morning Star newspaper (Great Britain)
The death of Chomsky and the murder of a president - how the British left can save the US media

May 14, 2011
The Guardian newspaper (Great Britain) on-line
Common gets a bad rap on Assata Shakur

April 1, 2011
The Guardian newspaper (Great Britain) on-line
Confessions of a minion of the military-industrial complex

January 8, 2011
The Guardian newspaper (Great Britain) on-line
A dialogue concerning advocacy and criminality

December 23, 2010
The Guardian newspaper (Great Britain) on-line
The US embassy cables enigma

December 5, 2010
The Guardian newspaper (Great Britain) on-line
Sexing up mathematics does not compute

November 10, 2010
The State newspaper (South Carolina)
“Abandoning Greene Hurt Democrats” (with Donna Warren; also see The Guardian for November 3, 2010)
»   article

November 3, 2010
The Guardian newspaper (Great Britain) on-line
Alvin Greene, defeated by fellow Democrats

December 5-6, 2009
Morning Star newspaper (Great Britain)
“The Panther and the Politician”

My name is on the masthead.
»   article | front page | masthead

August 24, 2009
Morning Star newspaper (Great Britain)
“Gunning for Obama”

»   article | front page

May 17, 2009
The Harvard Crimson newspaper (Harvard University)
Anti-War Hero

April 2009
Bridges: The Office of Science and Technology’s Publication on Science and Technology Policy
(Austrian Embassy in the United States)
Dorkbot: Doing ‘Strange Things with Electricity’ from New York to Linz

February 27, 2009
Morning Star newspaper (Great Britain)
“Spearing Satan’s Mistress”
»   article | front page

February 13, 2009
The Tech newspaper (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Who Won the Civil War?

January 28, 2009
The Harvard Crimson newspaper (Harvard University)
The New Black Politics

January 20, 2009
The Guardian newspaper (Great Britain)
My Fellow Americans: What Would You Like to Sneak into Obama’s Inauguration Speech Today?

October 28, 2008
The Guardian newspaper (Great Britain) on-line
Words As Weapons

September 26, 2008
Sacramento Bee newspaper
My View: What’s So Wasteful about Funding Discovery?

July 17, 2008
Democrat and Chronicle newspaper (Rochester, New York)
Obama’s Shifts Could Prove Costly
 »   article

June 30, 2008
New York Times
Bee by Bee

May 14, 2008
Democrat and Chronicle newspaper (Rochester, New York)
Fix Rochester Schools ‘outside the Box’
 »   article

April 4, 2008
The Guardian newspaper (Great Britain) on-line
Preventing the Rise of a ‘Messiah’

March 17, 2008
The Guardian newspaper (Great Britain) on-line
Wright Was Right

February 23, 2008
Weekend Times (Singapore)
I Have a Nightmare

January 17, 2008

The Guardian newspaper (Great Britain)
I Have a Nightmare

November 7, 2007
The Guardian newspaper (Great Britain) on-line
DNA of the KKK

November 10, 2006
The Berkeley Daily Planet newspaper
Commentary: Bias against Minorities in Math and Science Continues

July 9, 2006
San Francisco Chronicle newspaper
The NSA is Tap, Tap, Tapping: Spy Agency Misses the Big Picture As It Targets All the Dots

June 2006
Bridges: The Office of Science and Technology’s Publication on Science and Technology Policy
(Austrian Embassy in the United States)
Kurt Gödel: What Is Truth? The Strange Story of the Man Who Walked with Einstein

May 16, 2006
New York Times
“The N.S.A.’s Math Problem”
 »   cartoon

April 23, 2006
San Francisco Chronicle newspaper
A Muslim to Be a Martin Luther King? What the American South Can Teach the Middle East

Spring 2006
Oxford Mathematical Institute Newsletter (University of Oxford)
Terror and Beauty

March 12, 2006
San Francisco Chronicle newspaper
Improving Math Ed— Bush Right about That: But Where Are the Teachers Coming from?

January 8, 2006
San Francisco Chronicle newspaper
The Torturer’s Dilemma: The Math on Fire with Fire

September 20, 2005
Bridges: The Office of Science and Technology’s Publication on Science and Technology Policy
(Austrian Embassy in the United States)
Terror and Beauty— The European Institute for Mathematical Methods in Counterterrorism

August 22, 2005
Morning Star newspaper (Great Britain)
It’s Your Turn Next

July 21, 2005
Morning Star newspaper (Great Britain)
“Conspiracy Theories Chase the Carnage”

My name is on the masthead.
»   article | front page | masthead

December 11, 2004
Morning Star newspaper (Great Britain)
“Three Stories from the Mourning after: Exit Powell •

My name is on the masthead alongside British Member of Parliament George Galloway.
»   article | front page | masthead

October 30, 2004
Morning Star newspaper (Great Britain)
I’m Voting Nader

October 2, 2004
Morning Star newspaper (Great Britain)
“A Very US Coup”

My article is below that of George Galloway, a Member of Parliament in Great Britain.
»   article | front page

August 28, 2004
Morning Star newspaper (Great Britain)
“Why Kerry Can't Beat Bush in the United States Presidential Election: £100 Each Way”
 »   essay | part of the title of the essay
My column in the August 28, 2004 edition of the Morning Star newspaper (Great Britain), below a column by Tony Benn, former member of the British Prime Minister's Cabinet.

July 17, 2004
Morning Star newspaper (Great Britain)
“Christopher Hitchens, moral degeneracy and the United States 'digital brownshirts': You've got mail”
 »   essay | masthead
The Morning Star newspaper in Great Britain published a regular column of mine starting on July 17, 2004.

November 20, 2002
The Tennessean newspaper
Remnants of the Confederacy Glorifying a Time of Tyranny
»   pdf

February 27, 2002; January 29, 2002
National Newspaper Publishers Association (including Sacramento Observer, Michigan Chronicle)
Black Power Still Gets Bad Rap

February 18, 2002
The Guardian newspaper (Great Britain)
We Mathematicians Seek a More Elusive Beauty

  My name was on the masthead.

November 2, 2001
Indianapolis Recorder newspaper / Nashville City Paper
Why They Hate Americans—in Great Britain
(in response, Lewis Goldberg wrote a column advocating the murder of Jonathan Farley)

November 17, 2001
The Guardian newspaper (Great Britain)
Where Next— Alabama?

October 3, 2001
National Newspaper Publishers Association (including Sacramento Observer)
The Next Casualty: The Bill of Rights

September 25, 2001
Nashville City Paper
Slavery and Segregation Still Need Reparations

September 13, 2001
The Ashland City Times
Thank Goodness Dominion Got Zapped by County

August 23, 2001
Nashville City Paper
Battle of Donelson: Give Greenway the Red Light

July 2001
The Tennessean newspaper and Nashville City Paper
County Failed to Look at Consequences of Plant
Corporations Usurp Democracy in 'Cheat 'em' County

»   article



Mathematical Methods in Counterterrorism
»   cover

With a foreword written by the European Union Counterterrorism Coordinator.

Beyond September 11: An Anthology of Dissent
»   cover

A collection of essays by best-selling authors such as Noam Chomsky and Naomi Klein.


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Jonathan Farley