Math/Maths 72: 7 Billion People Flipping Pancakes

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A conversation about mathematics between the UK and USA from Pulse-Project.org. This week Samuel joined Peter direct from rainy Barcelona and the pair spoke about: "7 Billionth Person"; Pancake Flipping is NP-Hard; The World’s Ugliest Music; Internet 'weighs the same as a strawberry'; 9 Equations True Geeks Should (at Least Pretend to) Know; Harold Camping Apologizes For Faulty Rapture Predictions And Retires; Why Science Majors Change Their Minds (It’s Just So Darn Hard); James Yorke The Many Aspects of Chaos; Alan Turing play 'Breaking the Code' in Oxford; Four Nations Maths Challenge; NSPCC: Number Day 2011; Ramanujan film 'The First Class Man'; MAA Celebrates Women's History Month; The BSHM Neumann Prize 2011; Grierson award joy for The Joy of Stats; and much more.

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"Proofiness" Inherent in Population Milestones Such as "7 Billionth Person"
Pancake Flipping is Hard-NP Hard
The World’s Ugliest Music
Internet 'weighs the same as a strawberry'
9 Equations True Geeks Should (at Least Pretend to) Know
Harold Camping Apologizes For Faulty Rapture Predictions And Retires, Report States
Why Science Majors Change Their Minds (It’s Just So Darn Hard)
The frontiers of physics: Which question would you like to have answered?
James Yorke The Many Aspects of Chaos
The Big Bang - NEC Birmingham, 15 - 17 March 2012
IMA Branches calendar
Breaking the Code in Oxford
MU-MAP – Mapping University Mathematics Assessment Practices Workshop and call for mini-projects
Four Nations Maths Challenge - registration now open!
NSPCC: Number Day 2011
Ramanujan film 'The First Class Man'
MAA Celebrates Women's History Month
Carnival of Mathematics #83
The BSHM Neumann Prize 2011
IMA Maths Blogger: The Math Book wins BSHM Neumann Prize
Grierson award joy for The Joy of Stats
The Joy of Stats: watch online
LMS Prizes 2012
Teaching Students to Write Mathematics DVD
2nd IMA Virtual Branch Talk
LMS Newsletter 408
The Internet Maths Aperiodical – temporarily a periodical
UK HE people: Register for MSOR Connections
Maths HE Curriculum Innovation Project Podcast
Mathematical Sciences HE Curriculum Innovation - Supported projects
Celebrating Neptune's first birthday with Chris Linton
Resonance FM

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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.

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