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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.

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Pulse-Project: The Origins of Science

Wikipedia: Benford's Law

Wikipedia: List of multiple discoveries

Wikipedia: Bowyer–Watson algorithm

Travels in a Mathematical World 9

Wikipedia: Kolmogorov complexity

Knuth–Morris–Pratt algorithm

Wikipedia: Fourier analysis

Wikipedia: Möbius strip

Wikipedia: List of scientific priority disputes

Wikipedia: Stigler's law

Wikipedia: List of examples of Stigler's law

Wikipedia: List of numbers

Countability and uncountability in Facebook groups

Wikipedia: Multiple discovery

Wikipedia: Heroic theory of invention and scientific development

János Bolyai

Bite sized history of mathematics: Non-Euclidean Geometry

'Bite-Sized' History of Mathematics

Wikipedia: Diffie-Hellman

Wikipedia: RSA

Wikipedia: Standing on the shoulders of giants

Wikipedia: The nature of scientific discovery

Wikipedia: Richard Hamilton (mathematician)

The polymath blog

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