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 Peter asked Samuel about Relatively Prime - you only have days left to support this fundraising effort. Then they spoke to special guest Tony Mann about a recent major conference in history and philosophy of mathematics and special guest Katie Steckles about handing in her PhD, being a mathematician at a children's birthday party and attending the BIG conference. Finally, Peter and Samuel spoke to each other about: The unplanned impact of maths: an update; The International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO); The answer to a 20 year old problem in optimisation; Portugal's New Education Ministers Mathematical Background; Chua Wins Australia's Neumann Award; Maths at the British Science Festival; Ri grants for schools for mathematics enrichment activity; IMA e-student (free signup); Marcus du Sautoy's The Code; Sam's thesis; and more.
A conversation about mathematics between the UK and USA from Pulse-Project.org. This week Samuel and Peter spoke with special guest Edmund Harriss about The unplanned impact of mathematics and the 14th Early Career Mathematicians Conference, and with each other about: Neptune's birthday; Journalists statistical skills; The Queen at Bletchley Park; A court ruling on the legal meaning of 'strictly random'; The UK National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics: past, present and future; US State Education Rankings: The Best And Worst For Math And Science; New Math in HIV Fight; MU Psychology Study Finds Key Early Skills for Later Math Learning; The man who proved that everyone is good at maths; Virginia Tech wins big at RoboCup 2011, Britain suffers early defeat; John Barrow wins IMA-LMS Christopher Zeeman Medal; Google+; and more. Support Relatively Prime! http://bit.ly/relprime
A conversation about mathematics between the UK and USA from Pulse-Project.org. This week, for a non-topical episode, Samuel and Peter got an update from Ben Nuttall about his week in Ireland and then spoke about multiple discoveries and scientific priority disputes, covering: examples of multiple discoveries; Stigler's law; Standing on the shoulders of giants; polymath and more. Oh, and they touch on Newton/Leibnitz.
A conversation about mathematics between the UK and USA from Pulse-Project.org. This week Samuel and Peter spoke about: Tau day (Pi under attack from an underground movement); Rubik's cubes of any size can now be solved; Michael Gove speaks to the Royal Society on maths and science; Charlie Stripp & the Further Mathematics Support Programme; Stephen Curry: Numb or Numbered; The longlist for the 2011 Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books; Princeton researchers solve problem filling space -- without cubes; Mathematically ranking ranking methods; Cracked Mathematicians; Miniature 'knot lab' could help untangle DNA mystery; Data Mining the Monthly's Greatest Hits; Second thoughts result in payout; Samuel Hansen at MathFuture; Maths at the East Midlands Big Bang Fair (Solving it like a mathematician); Developing mathematical thinking through problems, puzzles and games; and more.
A conversation about mathematics between the UK and USA from Pulse-Project.org. This week Samuel and Peter revisited Maths in the City and Favourite numbers with special guest Christian Perfect; Peter caught up with Ben Nuttall at the European Study Group with Industry in Limerick and Samuel and Peter spoke about: Google Correlate; Buffon’s Needle & other probabilistic experiments; An easy-to-make sequence that fooled random number checkers; Matching pennies; Whether Math Teachers need advanced subject knowledge; 20 Most Influential Scientists Alive Today; Mathematics Genealogy Project; Tennis maths; and more.
A conversation about mathematics between the UK and USA from Pulse-Project.org. This week Samuel and Peter spoke about: Developing mathematical thinking; early math lessons change children's brains; Formulas for the perfect cup of tea and the perfect golf putt; university dropout rates tied to preparedness, not laziness; ACME Mathematical Needs; Mapping Galaxy clusters; $500,000 for mathematician who laid Poincaré groundwork; Ten signs a claimed mathematical breakthrough is wrong; Peter Hall accepts Guy Medal; Math Cats; 30 years of Ri Maths Masterclasses; World's Smallest Klein Bottle; Jordan will sum it up for UK at maths Olympiad; Maths in the City competition winners; Statistical excellence award winners; latest on Relatively Prime; new Monthly MathsJam meetings; and more.
A conversation about mathematics between the UK and USA from Pulse-Project.org. Due to Peter being ill, this week the pair spoke only briefly to introduce Samuel talking to Alex Bellos about his favourite number project and Colin Murphy about the Pulse-Project call for Expert Explanations. Plus an update on Relatively Prime.
A special, live streamed 1st birthday episode of the podcast that offers a conversation about mathematics between the UK and USA from Pulse-Project.org. This week Samuel and Peter looked back on the year, pitted special guests James Clare and Dan Hagon in a Math/Maths year 1 quiz and briefly covered some news: Abel Prize awarded to John Milnor in Oslo; Wave 'invisibility cloak' could shield coastlines; Possible Collatz Conjecture Proof; Students set 'impossible' maths question demand new exam; and more. Also remember you heard it here first: Your help is needed to fund 'Relatively Prime: Stories from the Mathematical Domain', a podcast project by Samuel Hansen.
A conversation about mathematics between the UK and USA from Pulse-Project.org. This week Samuel and Peter spoke about: K3,3 is planar; Hardwired Geometry; Italian Seismologists Charged With Manslaughter for Not Predicting 2009 Quake; Highest paying majors; Code-cracking machine returned to life; Scenes de ballet; How maths can help with (almost) everything; 144 BC Chinese War Game Theory; dyscalculia and math anxiety; jargon; 75 Years of Computer Science; MathsJam explosion; and more. Tune in LIVE next week - we're streaming our 50th. Details in the show note links.
A conversation about mathematics between the UK and USA from Pulse-Project.org. This week Samuel and Peter spoke about: Judgment Day Mathematics, and what happens next; You're Living in a Computer Simulation, and math proves it; Calculations may have overestimated extinction rates; Teeth Clenching Mathematics; The Danger of Praise; Supercomputers crack sixty-trillionth binary digit of Pi-squared; S. Korea US to Exchange Math Teachers; Teenagers must stick at English and maths; 71st Putnam; Olympiads; World Measurement Day; Arabic-Indic numerals; Calculus Rhapsody; and much more.
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