Math/Maths 63: How Mushy Is Your Singing Banana?

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A conversation about mathematics between the UK and USA from Pulse-Project.org. Sorry about the audio quality this week! This week Samuel and Peter were both on the road and special guest Christian Perfect stepped in to make the recording possible (thanks Christian!). They spoke about: Using Fractals to Determine if a Banana is Mushy; Government funding of research and outreach; Debt Ceiling Deal: The Case for Caving; Tony Sale obituary from special guest James Grime; The Greatest Problems Facing Math Departments?; Earth stalker found in eternal twilight; Perfecting Your Math Skills on the Road; Archimedean molecule creates brand new compounds; Advice for New Students; What's the chance of being disqualified for a false start? and more.

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Using Fractals to Determine if a Banana is Mushy
PM warned of toxic results if funding bonds are broken
David Willetts: To infinity and beyond the Higgs Boson
Debt Ceiling Deal: The Case for Caving
James Grime's blog post about Tony Sale
Tony Sale, Colossus computer conservationist, dies
Tony Sale obituary
The Greatest Problems Facing Math Departments?
Earth stalker found in eternal twilight
Perfecting Your Math Skills on the Road
Archimedean molecule creates brand new compounds
Advice for New Students
What's the chance of being disqualified?
Plus: Posters
Video from the Abel Lectures 2011
IMA Blog: Inspiration
Quite Easily Done
Maths for Mum and Dads
Maths at the British Science Festival
Four modes of Media Creation/Distribution
Nottingham Maths Jam on BBC Radio Nottingham. Listen from 01:56:00

Get in touch to tell us where you're listening from and what's happening in your world, or with any questions, comments or puzzles, at samuel@acmescience.com

Find Samuel Hansen at samuelhansen.com and acmescience.com and on Twitter as @Samuel_Hansen and @acmescience.

Find Peter Rowlett at peterrowlett.net or on Twitter as @peterrowlett.

Christian Perfect can be found at on Twitter as @christianp, at his mathem-o-blog and at You got your art in my maths!.

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