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A conversation about mathematics between the UK and USA from Pulse-Project.org. This week Samuel and Peter spoke about: Watson, Jeopardy and beyond; mathematician credited with solving one of combinatorial geometry's most challenging problems; Ants build cheapest networks; 'Periodic Table of Shapes'; Pride in poor maths culture 'must be tackled'; Alan Turing's Patterns in Nature, and Beyond; Alan Turing Papers bought by Bletchley Park Trust; It's a young numbers game; World Education Rankings (episode 26 call-back); Fastest-Declining Academic Fields; Maths and Sport: Countdown to the Games; 20 Top Math Teacher Tweeters; Radical Statistics essay competition; Math Raps; special guest Julia Collins joins Samuel to discuss Engaging with Engagement; and more.
The Difference Engine: The answering machine
After 'Jeopardy!' win, IBM program steps out
IU mathematician credited with solving one of combinatorial geometry's most challenging problems
Ants build cheapest networks
'Periodic Table of Shapes' to Give a New Dimension to Math
Pride in poor maths culture 'must be tackled'
Numeracy Counts: NIACE Committee of Inquiry on Adult Numeracy Learning
Alan Turing's Patterns in Nature, and Beyond
Alan Turing Papers bought by Bletchley Park Trust
Enigma genius Alan Turing papers saved for the nation
It's a young numbers game
World Education Rankings
Fastest-Declining Academic Fields
Maths and Sport: Countdown to the Games
20 Top Math Teacher Tweeters
Radical Statistics launches 2011 essay competition
MoMath Math Encounters
MAA Distinguished Lecture Series
Get the Math Episode 1
Adams Prize Applications
Photos by Paul Halmos
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