Math/Maths 83: Pac-Man is NP-Hard

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A conversation about mathematics between the UK and USA from Pulse-Project.org. This week Samuel and Peter spoke about: Pac-Man is NP-Hard; How to learn to love maths; The Gender Gap in Maths; The Mathematician's Shirts photos; Algorithmic Education; Mathematics World UK Launch; Neighbourly Advice; Vision for science and mathematics education 5–19; Approximating the Hilbert Curve with 3-D Printers; Elsevier & The Cost of Knowledge revisited; Turing Centenary Events; Science Sparring Society's First Fight.

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Pac-Man is NP-Hard
Gaming is a hard job, but someone has to do it!
How to learn to love maths
'Men Get Math' Fails to Explain the Gender Gap
The Gender Gap in Maths
Algorithmic Education
Education of a Model Student
ASCUS interview
The Mathematician's Shirts blog
The Mathematician's Shirts Flickr
Algorithmic Education
Education of a Model Student
Mathematics World UK Launch
Neighbourly Advice
Vision for science and mathematics education 5–19
Call for Views for the 'Vision for science and mathematics education 5-19' project
Approximating the Hilbert Curve with 3-D Printers
John Baez: Ban Elsevier
The Cost of Knowledge: Researchers taking a stand against Elsevier List
Aschbacher and Caffarelli win Wolf Prize
Can we trust a model that predicts traffic chaos during the Olympics?
The IET/BCS Manchester Turing Lecture 2012: "From cryptanalysis to cognitive neuroscience - a hidden legacy of Alan Turing"
Turing's Worlds weekend
Alan Turing Year Events
Maths Careers Alan Turing (1912-1954)
How to get beautifully typeset maths on your blog
Science Sparring Society's First Fight: Newton vs. Leibniz
MoMath Math Encounter

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