Math/Maths Podcast Episode 20

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A conversation about mathematics between the UK and USA from This week Samuel and Peter spoke about: Can bees do maths?; How much math do we really need?; Paul the Octopus, how psychic was he and what does Mahmoud Ahmadinejad think?; Roller Coaster Math; Happy Birthday SI Units; Math Happiness in Korea; Pumpkin Math; Topswops; Bo Burnham Math Song; Complex Power Towers; Mathematics Genealogy Project; Samuel's Facebook Network; Math/Maths Live & more.

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Bees are quicker than computers at maths
How much math do we really need?
Paul the Octopus: a farewell to arms
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad attacks Octopus Paul
Understanding uncertainty: how psychic was Paul?
Roller Coaster Math
UK's chief measurer: Units unite the world
Math Happiness in Korea
Pumpkin Math
Computer Scientists Make Progress on Math Puzzle
Bo Burnham Math Song
Explanations and Lyrics
Complex Power Towers (Or ‘mucking around with Mathematica’)
Mathematics Genealogy Project
My Facebook Network
Funding call and workshops
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