- Strongly Connected Components Episode 38: Chaim Goodman-Strauss
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 […]

- Strongly Connected Components Episode 37: Scott Aaronson
Samuel Hansen is joined by Scott Aaronson, Professor of Computer Science at MIT. Their covers how Nintendo can lead to a career in theoretical computer science, a clear definition of Quantum Computing and its importance, and finally why a person would wager $200,000 that a P vs. NP proof was false. Scott Aaronson also writes […]

- Strongly Connected Components Episode 36: Doron Zeilberger
On this episode Samuel 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 […]

- Strongly Connected Components Episode 35: Tom Henderson
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 […]

- Strongly Connected Components Episode 34:Math/Maths History Teaser
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 […]