Math/Maths Podcast: 5136 miles of mathematics

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A conversation about mathematics between the UK and USA. 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.

Stories and web pages we talked about:

Martin Gardner
http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2010/may/27/martin-gardner-obituary
http://timesonline.typepad.com/science/2010/05/a-tribute-to-martin-gardn...
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/20/science/20tier.html

Honeybees: 3D images reveal life inside a live hive
http://news.bbc.co.uk/earth/hi/earth_news/newsid_8682000/8682842.stm

Detecting Landmines
http://www.whydomath.org/node/tomography/landmine-wires.html

On average, there are as many prime numbers for which the sum of decimal digits is even as prime numbers for which it is odd.
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/05/100512172533.htm
http://www2.cnrs.fr/en/1732.htm

LOGICOMIX
http://www.logicomix.com/

Quite interesting blog post
http://travelsinamathematicalworld.blogspot.com/2008/11/quite-interestin...

Abel prize collected
http://www.abelprisen.no/en/prisvinnere/2010/

Three skills journalists should acquire...
http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/greenslade/2010/jun/03/journalism-educat...

Metric Mania
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/16/magazine/16FOB-WWLN-t.html

Running The Numbers For The World Cup
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=127495657

Global Average Temperature Vs. Number of Pirates
http://www.venganza.org/images/PiratesVsTemp.png

CBI predicts skilled worker gap as recovery takes hold
http://www.cbi.org.uk/ndbs/press.nsf/0363c1f07c6ca12a8025671c00381cc7/83...
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/10118517.stm
http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2010/may/18/skills-shortage-worsens

Mental Calculation World Cup 2010
http://www.recordholders.org/en/events/worldcup/2010/index.html

Samuel Johnson prize shortlist announced
http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/news/samuel-johnso...

Proof math is beautiful tumblr
http://proofmathisbeautiful.tumblr.com/

MoMath Twitter Contest
http://momath.org/about/love-math/

Twitter search for #mathisfun
http://twitter.com/#search?q=%23mathisfun

Got any ideas for Maths Careers?
UK people under 20 http://www.mathscareers.org.uk/viewitem.cfm?cit_id=383007 / US people email samuel@acmescience.com

What's happened to us this week?

Samuel interviewed me at: http://media.libsyn.com/media/sccmath/ep18rowlett.mp3

Our plans for the next week

How to talk maths in public: http://www.ima.org.uk/Conferences/public_engagement/index.html
Edmund Harriss Why do shapes fill space?: http://www.tilings.org.uk/shapes/
World cup: http://www.fifa.com/

How can people get in touch?

Samuel:
samuel@acmescience.com
http://samuelhansen.com
http://acmescience.com
http://twitter.com/Samuel_Hansen

Peter:
podcast@peterrowlett.net
http://peterrowlett.net
http://twitter.com/peterrowlett

 

 

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