Pulse-Project Math/Maths Weekly Podcasts

Math/Maths Podcast: 5136 miles of mathematics

A conversation about mathematics between the UK and USA from Pulse-Project.org. Peter Rowlett in Nottingham calls Samuel Hansen in Las Vegas and the pair chat about math and maths that has been in the news, that they've noticed and that has happened to them.

A conversation about mathematics between the UK and USA from Pulse-Project.org. This week Samuel and Peter spoke about: new 11-set Venn diagram; In Defense of Algebra; Understanding maths 'more important than learning by rote'; A glider on an aperiodic cellular automaton exists!; Human cycles: History as science; Statistical Probability That Mitt Romney's New Twitter Followers Are Just Normal Users: 0%; What do Christian fundamentalists have against set theory?; James Cameron to produce story of reclusive Russian genius; and more.

 

A conversation about mathematics between the UK and USA from Pulse-Project.org. This week Samuel and Peter were unable to speak so this is a short update about some booklets published by Peter's project, some good news from the Olympics and some bad news about Number Gossip.

 

A conversation about mathematics between the UK and USA from Pulse-Project.org. This week Samuel and Peter spoke about: The Olympics; Friendship Networks and Social Status; Make maths compulsory for all A level students, say Lords; Is Algebra Necessary; Keith Devlin's MOOC now on Coursera; Matt Parker book; Colors of Math trailer; Golden Ratio Nautilus; Second series of School of Hard Sums in the pipe line; Alan Turing (Statutory Pardon) Bill first reading in House of Lords; and more.

 

A conversation about mathematics between the UK and USA from Pulse-Project.org. This week Samuel and Peter spoke about: approximate number sense - in humans and bred into fruit flies; Dolphins Appear to do Nonlinear Mathematics; What does the way you count on your fingers say about your brain?; Obama Plans $1B Effort to Build 'Master Teacher Corps' of Elite Science and Math Teachers; Falling lizards use tail for mid-air twist, inspiring lizard-like 'RightingBot'; Islamist Group in Timbuktu Poised To Destroy Rare Centuries-Old Texts on Science and Mathematics; New date for Maths Busking Training; Game of Life Google Easter Egg; Flatland^2: Sphereland to be shown at MathFest; London Mathematical Society Prizes 2012; MathsJam Conference open for registrations; crowdsourced errors in pi proof; and more.

 

A conversation about mathematics between the UK and USA from Pulse-Project.org. This week Samuel and Peter spoke about: Make Britain Count open letter to Michael Gove (but do they know their four times table?); Higgs boson-like particle discovery claimed at LHC (or, perhaps, Confirmed: the Higgs boson does exist); Two new open access journals in mathematics, Forum of Mathematics, Pi and Forum of Mathematics, Sigma; World's Shifting Center of Gravity; Urban World: Cities and the Rise of the Consuming Class; Maths expert creates formula for 'perfect' tennis serve; Ready, a program for exploring continuous cellular automata including reaction-diffusion equations; Émilie; Museum of Mathematics Field Trip Reservations; Abel Prize 2013 call for nominations; Help Samuel spot the error in a proof of the exact value of pi; and more.

 

A conversation about mathematics between the UK and USA from Pulse-Project.org. This week Samuel and Peter spoke about: malarial transmission; signal processing algorithm to test voice for Parkinson's disease; baseball run modelling; heavy use of equations impedes communication among biologists; city complexity; gang territorial boundaries; how physicist Jim Kakalios invented a math equation for the new Spider-Man movie; restoration target reached for Bletchley Park's iconic WW2 codebreaking huts; biggest Turing test results; Alan Turing debated in Parliament; and more.

 

A conversation about mathematics between the UK and USA from Pulse-Project.org. This week Samuel and Peter spoke about: Turing Centenary; Shouryya Ray, 16-Year-Old 'Genius,' Didn't Actually Solve Newton's 350-Year-Old Mathematical Problem; LMS Good Practice Scheme on Women in Mathematics; On "Iterated Prisoner’s Dilemma Contains Strategies that Dominate Any Evolutionary Opponent"; Colin Beveridge's Super Subtraction Feat; DragonBox: iPhone Algebra Game; ShareLaTex; Isaac Newton set to become the next Hollywood action hero; Computing Mathematics: Tony Mann appointed to 415-year-old London College; Museum of Mathematics Opening Ceremony: 12-12-12; Maths Busking Engage U Results; Math52 reaches Kickstarter goal; Awards showcase excellence in data journalism around the globe; and more.

 

A conversation about mathematics between the UK and USA from Pulse-Project.org. This week Samuel and Peter were joined live from the Cheltenham Science Festival by surprise (to everyone involved) special guest Ian Stewart who chatted about the mathematics behind board game strategy, mathematical thinking through gameplay and presenting mathematical theories to the media. Also from Cheltenham they were joined by Jocelyn D'Arcy to chat about Maths Jam and Matt Parker's show, and John Read to chat about a wide range of talks he's seen at the Festival. Around this Samuel and Peter chatted to each other about: how childhood mathematics performance is affected by obesity and knowledge of fractions and division; the draft UK primary mathematics changes now available for consultation; a study which proves that bears can 'count' too; The Turing Solution; Blue plaque to Turing to be unveiled live online; James Grime's support for e-petition to put Alan Turing on the next £10 note; Sir Tim Gowers; and more.

 

A conversation about mathematics between the UK and USA from Pulse-Project.org. This week is a 100th episode/2nd birthday celebration. Samuel and Peter discuss the last year in mathematics, then introduce and discussion contributions from 11+ special guests answering the question 'What's your current project?' featuring: Alex Bellos; Dave Gale; Noel-Ann Bradshaw; Edmund Harriss; Keith Devlin; Tony Mann; Colm Mulcahy; Peter Krautzberger; Katie Steckles and Christian Perfect; Marianne Freiberger. They end with a special preview trailer of Samuel's project Relatively Prime.

 

A conversation about mathematics between the UK and USA from Pulse-Project.org. This week Samuel and Peter spoke about: The Guinness Sinking Bubble Problem; Egocentric Social Network Structure; Computers understanding language in context; Researchers Build Miniature Flying Carpet; Campaign to disregard Turing's conviction; The Turing Enigma (a film); Turing papers free access; Loebner on the Loebner Prize; Anatolii Fomenko's Mathematical Impressions; What happened with Atiyah and Villani at Tate Modern?; Math predicts size of clot-forming cells; Iterated Prisoner's Dilemma contains strategies that dominate any evolutionary opponent; EPSRC very quietly relents on maths funding; and more.

 

 

 

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