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: Enigma machine sells for world record price; Bletchley Park Trust Secures Grant For The Restoration but needs your help to get it; Quasicrystals and other Nobel Prize news; Court rules against use of Bayes' Theorem; Novel math formula predicts success of certain cancer therapies; Incentives for Advanced Work Let Pupils and Teachers Cash In; Celebrate Ada Lovelace day with Plus; Crystals of Mt Zeta; Math Genius Snubs Academy of Sciences; Math Girls is Glee for Math Nerds; and more.

 

A conversation about mathematics between the UK and USA from Pulse-Project.org. 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.

 

Sarah Shepherd has died. This week's episode is just a quick note in which Peter explains the part Sarah played in the ancestry of this podcast.

 

A conversation about mathematics between the UK and USA from Pulse-Project.org. This week Samuel and Peter spoke about: data capacity in biochemical cell signals; how Ashton Cooper learned to love the Museum of Mathematics; how early numbers skill predicts later math ability, yet again; experiments with 'Predictive Policing' in Santa Cruz; irreproducibility of published scientific results; MIT Math Prize for Girls; what was said on Big Science FM; Samuel's first post on Second-Rate Minds; and more.

 

A conversation about mathematics between the UK and USA from Pulse-Project.org. This week Samuel and Peter spoke about: Commemorative Calculus; Olympic sculpture is a marvel of mathematics; Enigma Docs Revealed; Prize awarded for largest mathematical proof; Shamos Catalog of Real Numbers; People are 'born bad at maths' reprised; Math Gender Gap: Nurture Trumps Nature; We’re worse than Albania: Maths and science schools shocker; Sums tables 'not needed for maths success'; Oprah/Opera 111 Email; Students' weakness in maths leaves academics counting the cost; The Mathematics of Number Plate Spotting; Dara O Briain to host Dave maths series; numerous competitions you can enter and events you can attend.

 

A conversation about mathematics between the UK and USA from Pulse-Project.org. Sorry about the audio quality this week! This week Samuel and Peter were both on the road and special guest Christian Perfect stepped in to make the recording possible (thanks Christian!). They spoke about: Using Fractals to Determine if a Banana is Mushy; Government funding of research and outreach; Debt Ceiling Deal: The Case for Caving; Tony Sale obituary from special guest James Grime; The Greatest Problems Facing Math Departments?; Earth stalker found in eternal twilight; Perfecting Your Math Skills on the Road; Archimedean molecule creates brand new compounds; Advice for New Students; What's the chance of being disqualified for a false start? and more.

 

A conversation about mathematics between the UK and USA from Pulse-Project.org. This week Samuel and Peter spoke about: GCSE results; Google's Eric Schmidt criticises education in the UK; Harvard study says poverty doesn’t explain away low American math scores; LHC results put supersymmetry theory 'on the spot'; Women sparse in math, science fields; Science reporting – ready to come of age?; How to Fix Our Math Education; The Wrath Against Khan: Why Some Educators Are Questioning Khan Academy; First instalment of the eagerly awaited results to the pizza survey; Met Office Weather game. Afterwards, Peter spoke to special guest Tony Mann about cereal bars and the linearity of deliciousness.

 

A conversation about mathematics between the UK and USA from Pulse-Project.org. This week Samuel and Peter spoke about: A-level results and the 'Brian Cox effect'; AMS Election and Fellows Proposal; arXiv at 20; 13 year old makes Solar Power breakthrough by harnessing the Fibonacci Sequence; Meet Beau: The maths genius dog who can add, subtract and do square roots... as long as he gets a biscuit in return; Hyenas can count like monkeys; Hard Math is Patentable; Detexify; they talk to special guest Matt Parker from SciFoo and special guest Katie Steckles about Everything and nothing: a new research performance project exploring the possible shapes of the universe; and they introduce their over-hyped new project Second-Rate Minds.

 

A conversation about mathematics between the UK and USA from Pulse-Project.org. This week Samuel and Peter spoke about: the Vorderman report on maths education "A world-class mathematics education for ALL our young people"; 7 Questions You Didn't Know Could Be Answered With Math; Standard & Poor's responds to proposals for stronger oversight; 'Haircuts' identified as a cause of financial crisis; All US Competitors Win Medals at 2011 China Girls Math Olympiad; People are 'born bad at maths'; 'Lucky' woman who won lottery four times outed as Stanford University statistics PhD; and more, and were joined by special guest Edmund Harriss to discuss an interesting set of mathematical structures and images, including: The Circle Group; Klein Bottle; 120 Cell; Penrose Tiling; Hopf Fibration; Six-Particle Choreography; Byrne's Euclid; Sangaku; Fano Plane; Game of Life.

 

A conversation about mathematics between the UK and USA from Pulse-Project.org. This week Samuel and Peter spoke about: Relatively Prime is Funded; Ultimate Logic: To Infinity and Beyond; Increased maths and data in marketing; Math Can Predict Insurgent Attacks, Physicist Says; The Code episode 2; Perspectives in Math and Art; 'Perfect cipher' dates back to telegraphs, 35 years prior to being invented; Google sends Street View trikes to Bletchley Park; Turing's Handrawn Monopoly Board; Eat, Prey Rain; Broken Lotteries; The Unreasonable Beauty of Mathematics [Slide Show]; and more.

 

 

 

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