Math/Maths 67: Starlings, Quants and Virtual Monkeys

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A conversation about mathematics between the UK and USA from With half the recording, alas, lost, this week Samuel and Peter spoke about: Tim Harford's New ways with old numbers; Letter to the prime minister on the future of mathematics in the UK; Penrose Letter to Aiko Hizume; the Magic of Flocks of Starlings; Quant Trading, or How Math Whizzes Helped Sink The Economy; Virtual monkeys write Shakespeare. Oh, and news hot off the press that Combinations and Permutations is coming back and needs your help.

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Tim Harford: New ways with old numbers
Letter to the prime minister on the future of mathematics in the UK
EPSRC Funding Crisis: Mathematical Sciences
Penrose Letter to Aiko Hizume
Researchers Unravel the Magic of Flocks of Starlings
How Math Whizzes Helped Sink The Economy
Quant Trading
Shoaling and schooling
Virtual monkeys write Shakespeare
The Clay Chair
TakeAIM: winning entries
Steam Computer Builders Scan Babbage’s Notes
Babylonian Maths
The Code finale video
National Medal of Science Winners
Ada Lovelace Day
IMA upcoming Branch talks
BSHM Autumn Meeting
Combinations and Permutations is Coming Back!

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