Jordan Ellenberg, UW mathematician on NOVA

Jordan Ellenberg, professor of mathematics (Photo by Jeff Miller/UW-Madison)

UW–Madison professor and math expert Jordan Ellenberg, who brought math alive through the ranking of food carts during our Day on Campus last summer, will be appearing this week on the PBS program “Nova,” Ellenberg explains how understanding simple facts about probability can help people in their everyday lives. Set your DVR or watch “Prediction by the Numbers” Wednesday, Feb. 28, at 8 p.m. CST.