Math/Maths 119: Those Boffins, and their Science

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A conversation about mathematics between the UK and USA from Pulse-Project.org. This week Samuel and Peter spoke about: Sandy; L'Aquila quake: Italy scientists found guilty of manslaughter; In defense of Nate Silver - and basic math; Fear of Math can Hurt; Maths and nature link 'proven' by Manchester scientists; The Joy of x; The Fractalist; The Best Writing on Mathematics 2012; Post-16 mathematics: stuff is happening; Rethinking maths for the 21st century; AMS Fellows; The petition to put Alan Turing on the £10 note has received a response; Dance your PhD: Cutting Sequences on the Double Pentagon; Land of the Rising Sums; Recreational Maths Seminar next Sunday at 7pm GMT; First UK screening of Travelling Salesman Movie; MathsCareers.org.uk Poster Competition 2012 / 2013; Domputer photos and amateur video; and more.

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L'Aquila quake: Italy scientists guilty of manslaughter
Scientists on trial: At fault?
Boffins jailed for not predicting killer earthquake
The Continuing Tragedy of L'Aquila
More lessons from L'Aquila
Italian earthquake case is no anti-science witch-hunt
From Galileo to the L'Aquila earthquake: Italian science on trial
Dear Stu, you might be a good novelist but you're a lousy historian.
In defense of Nate Silver - and basic math
Fear of Math can Hurt
When Math Hurts
Maths and nature link 'proven' by Manchester scientists
The Joy of x
The Fractalist
The Best Writing on Mathematics 2012
Cambridge University academics 'to set maths A-levels'
Cambridge University: "We do not set A-levels"
Expanding post-16 participation in mathematics: Developing a curriculum to promote mathematical problem solving
Rethinking maths for the 21st century
How should mathematics be taught to non-mathematicians?
Should Alice marry Bob?: Introducing a new 'real world' maths course, designed to engage every sort of pupil
Maths A-level could include more 'real world' problems to attract pupils
AMS Fellows
Put Alan Turing on the next £10 note
List of individuals being considered for future banknotes
The petition to put Alan Turing on the £10 note has received a response
Cutting Sequences on the Double Pentagon
Land of the Rising Sums
Documentary of the Week
Mail online runs my abacus story incl. quotes without any attribution, illustrates w busty pic of @carolvorders!
Talks for MathsJam 2012
Recreational Maths Seminar next Sunday at 7pm GMT
Seminar test run
Google+ event: Recreational Maths Seminar - Picture-Hanging Puzzles Sun, 11 Nov, 19:00 - 21:00
'Travelling Salesman', Tuesday 20 November 2012
MathsCareers.org.uk Poster Competition 2012 / 2013
Domputer photos
Amateur video: Manchester Science Festival 2012-Domino Computer Challenge
Rubik's Challenge 2012
92nd Carnival of Mathematics
Martin Gardner celebration week in Nottingham
Festival Of The Spoken Nerd

Get in touch to tell us where you're listening from and what's happening in your world, or with any questions, comments or puzzles, at mathmaths@acmescience.com

Find Samuel Hansen at samuelhansen.com and acmescience.com and on Twitter as @Samuel_Hansen and @acmescience.

Find Peter Rowlett at peterrowlett.net and The Aperiodical or on Twitter as @peterrowlett.

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