Math/Maths 54: A nice slice of Tau

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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.

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Kevin Houston: Pi is wrong - Tau day is coming
Kevin Houston: Tau day
Google News: 47 stories about Tau
Pi is Wrong! (2001)
The Tau Manifesto
'Tau day' marked by opponents of maths constant pi
Your number's up: Why mathematicians are campaigning for pi to be replaced with alternate value tau
On National Tau Day, Pi Under Attack
Vi Hart: Pi Is (still) Wrong
The math of the Rubik’s cube
Rubik's cubes of any size can now be solved
Michael Gove speaks to the Royal Society on maths and science
The man with a passion for promoting maths
Maths lessons 'should be toughened up', says Gove
Figures of merit
Numb or Numbered? Part 2.
Math Teachers Should Really Know the Basics
The longlist for the 2011 Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books
Princeton researchers solve problem filling space -- without cubes (Princeton)
Princeton researchers solve problem filling space -- without cubes (Physorg)
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
BSHM / CSHPM / SCHPM Joint Conference on the History and Philosophy of Mathematics
International Society for Technology in Education ISTE 2011
Samuel Hansen at MathFuture
Maths at the East Midlands Big Bang Fair
Solving it like a mathematician
Romanesco Broccoli (or roman cauliflower)
Thinking through puzzles and games
Developing mathematical thinking through problems, puzzles and games Twitter record
Favourite numbers, and other nonsense
Numbers are meaningless

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