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Conversations with mathematical people.

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English


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SCC 54: Kristin Lauter

3/12/2015
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On today's episode of Strongly Connected Components Samuel Hansen talks to President of the AWM andResearch Manager of the Cryptography Group and Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research Kristin Lauter. They discuss how word problems on road trips can start one down the path of mathematics, the upcoming AWM research symposium, what is coming up for the future of the AWM, and how people can do computation on encrypted data. Music: Hard N Phirm sciencectn You cansubscribevia theRSS Feed or...

Duration: 00:40:09


SCC 52: Cathy O’Neil

2/12/2015
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On today's episode of Strongly Connected Components Samuel Hansen speaks with Cathy O'Neil about her work as a mathematician, data scientist, author, and blogger. They discuss why title are not, or maybe are, important, why she left academia for finance, the importance of strong opinions, and a map of mathematics. You should be sure to check out her blog mathbabe.org, her twitter, the work she does at Slate. Music Hard N Phirm sciencectn You cansubscribevia theRSS Feed or iTunes(where you...

Duration: 00:46:17


SCC 51: The Digits

12/11/2012
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On today's episode of Strongly Connected Components Samuel Hansen speaks with Scotty Iseri about The Digits. The Digits are the greatest unknown rock band in the galaxy, and the stars of the app/live action video series that helps teach children about mathematics. You can watch The Digits, you can play the app, and learn more about the characters. You can also follow The Digits on twitter. Download this Episode You cansubscribevia theRSS Feed or iTunes(where you can also leave us a review)...

Duration: 00:23:12


SCC 50: Flatland: The Movies

12/4/2012
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On today's episode Samuel Hansen speaks with the Director/Writer/Animator, Dano Johnson, and Producer, Seth Caplan, of the animated mathematics movies Flatland: The Movie and Flatland2: Sphereland. If you want to watch the movies head on over to their website, where you can buy a dvd or a download. You can also followtheirtwitters, or like them on the Facebook. Download this Episode You cansubscribevia theRSS Feed or iTunes(where you can also leave us a review) Follow @acmescience on...

Duration: 00:31:38


SCC 49: Dana Mackenzie

11/22/2012
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On today's episode of Strongly Connected Components Samuel Hansen rings up the recipient of the 2012 Joint Policy Board for Mathematics Communications Award, Dana Mackenzie. He speaks with the author about stealth mathematics, the generalism he has been allowed by journalism, and why using equations in your articles and books may not be such a bad thing. You can find out more about Dana Mackenzie by visiting his website, and be sure to check out his new book, out this year on Princeton...

Duration: 00:33:54


SCC 47: Frank Morgan

10/10/2012
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On today's episode of Strongly Connected Components Samuel Hansen has a conversation with Frank Morgan, the Atwell Professor of Mathematics at Williams College. They speak about Soap Bubbles, the importance, and usefulness, of conducting research with students, the best way to run the bases, and how a math chat TV show will get you recognized at the grocery store. You can find out more about Frank Morgan at his website, and be sure to read his blog at the Huffington Post, as well as his...

Duration: 00:34:21


SCC 46: Timothy Lanzone

5/17/2012
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On today's episode of Strongly Connected Components I am joined by Timothy Lanzone the writer and director of the forthcoming movie, Travelling Salesman. The movie is an intellectual thriller about four mathematicians tasked with solving the hardest problem in computer science, and I speak with Timothy about where he got the idea for the movie, how he made sure that the mathematics was correct, and why science movies just may be the new comic book movies. You can find out more about...

Duration: 00:28:01


SCC 45: Neil deGrasse Tyson

3/9/2012
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On this episode of Strongly Connected Components Samuel Hansen is joined by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson. Dr. Tyson is the Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium, host of the TV show NOVA scienceNOW, and author of the new book Space Chronicles. Together they discuss the language of the cosmos, just how much people really do care about scientific phenomena, and the importance of looking up. You can find out more about Neil deGrasse Tyson at his website, and do be sure to...

Duration: 00:18:23


SCC Episode 44: The Museum of Math

2/7/2012
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For this episode Samuel Hansen spoke with the people behind the Museum of Mathematics right before the February 2012 Math Encounter talk by Jeff Weeks about the Shape of Space. He spoke with theChiefof Operations Cindy Lawrence, Executive Director Glen Whitney, Chief of Design Tim Nissen, and Chief of Content George Hart about the what, the how, and the when of the soon to be opening museum. Be sure to check out the Museum of Mathematics at their website, register to attend a Math...

Duration: 00:23:53


SCC Episode 43: Alex Bellos

1/17/2012
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On today's episode of Strongly Connected Components I am joined by the journalist and author Alex Bellos. Alex's most recent book is Here's Looking at Euclid, Alex's Adventures in Numberland for UK listeners, and it is a journey through the world of mathematics told through stories that literally take the reader around the world. We talk about his writing techniques and mathematical storytelling in general. To find out more about Alex Bellos visit his website and follow him on twitter....

Duration: 00:17:44


SCC 42: Colin T Graham

10/21/2011
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(via http://reformsymposium.com/) Samuel Hansen is back at the helm of Strongly Connected Components talking to Colin T Graham, the man behind the twitter hastag #mathchat. They talk about #mathcha, the intersection of mathematics and origami, and mathematics and music. Be sure to check out #mathchat, its twitter, its archive, and Colin's twitter and blog. Download this Episode Please remember to update your RSS Feed or iTunes Subscription to make sure that you get the new episodes....

Duration: 00:34:34


Strongly Connected Components Episode 41: Robert Ghrist

7/5/2011
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On this week's episode of Strongly Connected Components Samuel Hansen is joined by Prof. Robert Ghrist of the University of Pennsylvania. They talk about how one goes from engineering into mathematics, just how you can apply topology, and a Funny Little Calculus Text. To find more out about Prof. Ghrist please head on over to his website orfollow him on Twitter. Also, please support the acmescience.com Relatively Prime Kickstarter Project! Download this Episode Please remember to update...

Duration: 00:24:26


Strongly Connected Components Episode 40: Tanya Khovanova

6/21/2011
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On this episode of Strongly Connected components Samuel Hansen has a conversation with Visiting Scholar and Research Affiliate at MIT, Tanya Khovanova. They talk about the Math Olympiads, the IAS's Women and Mathematics program, and even gossip a bit about numbers. To find out more about Tanya Khovanova please visit her website, read her wonderful blog, and definitely visit the site Number Gossip. Also, please support the acmescience.com Relatively Prime Kickstarter Project! Download this...

Duration: 00:25:50


Strongly Connected Components Episode 38: Chaim Goodman-Strauss

6/7/2011
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Samuel Hansen is joined this week by Chaim Goodman Strauss, Professor of Mathematics at the University of Arkansas and host of the Math Factor Podcast. There is a lot of mutual podcast love, some talk about the importance of teaching teachers, and a long, winding road to puzzles. To find out more about Professor Strauss visit his website, look at his art, or head on over to The Math Factor and while you are there be sure to catch up on old episodes of the podcast. Also, please support the...

Duration: 00:32:58


Strongly Connected Components Episode 36: Doron Zeilberger

5/4/2011
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On thisepisodeSamuel Hansen speaks with Professor Doron Zeilberger from Rutgers University. During a wide ranging conversation they talk about why everything is discrete, the importance of experimental mathematics, a divide and conquer approach to automatic theorem proving, the meaning of the word know, and the disjoint union issue that is plaguing mathematics. To find out more about Professor Zeilberger, or to watch some of his amazing talks, make sure to head on over to his website and...

Duration: 00:28:57


Strongly Connected Components Episode 35: Tom Henderson

3/28/2011
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Samuel Hansen was joined on today's episode by a guest he has long been trying to reach, the math punk himself Tom Henderson. During there conversation they talking about the Punk Mathematics Interview, how mathematics is used as control, in what ways students are game theory geniuses, and the performative aspects of mathematics. To find out more about Tom Henderson and punk mathematics make sure to follow him on twitter and to pay close attention to the Punk Mathematics website. Download...

Duration: 00:38:38


Strongly Connected Components Episode 34:Math/Maths History Teaser

3/23/2011
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Sorry everyone, but this past week Samuel Hansen was on vacation and was not able to record a new interview. This would normally mean no audio for you, but he has been putting together a series of videos about the Mathematical History of Nottingham that he recorded while there last November. What you will hear on today's podcast is a teaser from those videos. Hope you like it. Also go watch the videos(Or Watch them below the download link) Download this Episode Subscribe in iTunes(and leave...

Duration: 00:08:54


Strongly Connected Components Episode 33: Steven Rudich Part II

3/17/2011
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On today's podcast is the second part of an interview that your host Samuel Hansen conducted with Carnegie Mellon professor Steven Rudich. In this part of their discussion Professor Rudich discusses the techniques he believes make up a great technical lecture and the wonderful summer program he runs to teach high schoolers in the Pittsburgh area about Computer Science, Andrew's Leap. To find out more about Professor Rudich please visit his website and do not forget to check out Andrew's...

Duration: 00:43:44


Strongly Connected Components 32: Steven Rudich Part I

3/8/2011
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On today's podcast is the first part of an interview that your host Samuel Hansen conducted with Carnegie Mellon professor Steven Rudich. In this part of their discussion Professor Rudich discusses why he went into mathematics and the problem that reallysparkedhis interest in theoretical computer science. To find out more about Professor Rudich please visit his website. Don't forget to stay tuned for the second part of this interview, available from ACMEScience next week. Download this...

Duration: 00:35:23


Strongly Connected Components Episode 31: John Allen Paulos

3/2/2011
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On today's Strongly Connected Components Samuel Hansen phones John Allen Paulos, New York Times Best Selling Author, Professor at Temple University, and author of the "Who's Counting" column at ABCnews.com, for a conversation on mathematical storytelling, the use of humor in communicating mathematics, and where his story ideas come from. To find out more about John Allen Paulos check out his website, and do be sure to follow him on twitter. Download this Episode

Duration: 00:23:49

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