ACMEScience http://www.acmescience.com Wed, 27 May 2015 14:50:59 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.2 ACMEScience no ACMEScience http://www.acmescience.com/wp-content/plugins/powerpress/rss_default.jpghttp://www.acmescience.com SCC 60: The Other Halfhttp://www.acmescience.com/2015/05/scc-60-the-other-half/ http://www.acmescience.com/2015/05/scc-60-the-other-half/#comments Wed, 27 May 2015 14:50:59 +0000 http://www.acmescience.com/?p=1899 TOHcover

On this episode of Strongly Connected Components Samuel Hansen is joined by the hosts of the new ACMEScience podcast The Other Half, Annie Rorem and Anna Haensch.

The Other Half, a new podcast from ACMEScience.com, is an exploration of the the other half of a bunch of things. First, Anna and Annie want to take you on a tour of the other half of math — the fun half you might be missing when you learn math in school, the half that helps you makes sense of your own life. And on the flip side of that equation, they want to explore the other half of life — the half of day to day social scenarios that can be better understood by thinking about them like a mathematician. Lastly, Anna and Annie — as women of science — represent the other half of people. More than half of the humans on earth are female, but that parity isn’t reflected in the world of math and science. They hope to lend some much needed lady voices to the conversation.

They discuss discuss the first episode of The Other Half, the different blogs Anna and Annie write for, and what to expect from the future of The Other Half.

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Episode 59: Erica Klarreichhttp://www.acmescience.com/2015/05/episode-59-erica-klarreich/ http://www.acmescience.com/2015/05/episode-59-erica-klarreich/#comments Thu, 21 May 2015 16:03:27 +0000 http://www.acmescience.com/?p=1892 via https://twitter.com/ericaklarreich

 

On this episode of Strongly Connected Components Samuel Hansen talks to mathematics writer Erica Klarreich. They discuss why she had no choice but to go into mathematics because of her family, what triggered her to move from research into journalism, and how she tries to leave her readers with a small sense of doing some of the mathematics she writes about. Be sure to check out her many many great articles and to follow her on twitter.

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Episode 58: Carlo Sequinhttp://www.acmescience.com/2015/05/episode-58-carlo-sequin/ http://www.acmescience.com/2015/05/episode-58-carlo-sequin/#comments Thu, 07 May 2015 02:03:23 +0000 http://www.acmescience.com/?p=1888 On this episode of Strongly Connected Components Samuel Hansen talks with Professor Emeritus at University of California Berkley Carlo Sequin. They discuss the geometry of integrated circuits, how to design a building so that one is close to their grad students but far away from the nuclear reactor, how mathematical art can inspire computer programs which then inspire more mathematical art, and how you can create art not as an artist but as an engineer and designer. Be sure to check out Carlo’s amazing mathematical sculptures here.

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SCC 57: Talithia Williamshttp://www.acmescience.com/2015/04/scc-57-talithia-williams/ http://www.acmescience.com/2015/04/scc-57-talithia-williams/#comments Wed, 22 Apr 2015 20:39:18 +0000 http://www.acmescience.com/?p=1881 talithia-williams

On this episode of Strongly Connected Components Samuel Hansen is joined by Associate Professor of Mathematics at Harvey Mudd College Talithia Williams. They discuss what it was about statistics that drew her to its study, how you can use your body’s data to live a better life, and why she spends as much time as she can providing service to underrepresented populations in mathematics.

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SCC 56: Jordan Ellenberghttp://www.acmescience.com/2015/04/scc56ellenberg/ http://www.acmescience.com/2015/04/scc56ellenberg/#comments Thu, 09 Apr 2015 01:16:58 +0000 http://www.acmescience.com/?p=1871 ellenberg

On this episode of Strongly Connected Components Samuel Hansen is joined by Jordan Ellenberg, University of Wisconsin professor and author of the book How Not to Be Wrong. They talked about why the son of two statisticians becomes a mathematician, how a year of writing fiction taught him he needed to do mathematics, where his book and article ideas come from, and he gives Samuel some dating advice he learned from slime molds. Be sure to read Jordan’s blog, follow him on twitter, and check out his talk, among so much other cool mathematica things, on April 18th at MathFest!

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SCC 55: Edge Programhttp://www.acmescience.com/2015/03/edgeprogram/ http://www.acmescience.com/2015/03/edgeprogram/#comments Thu, 26 Mar 2015 01:40:55 +0000 http://www.acmescience.com/?p=1863 edgeGroup

On today’s episode of Strongly Connected Components Samuel Hansen speaks to Sylvia Bozeman and Rhonda Huges, the co-founders, and Ulrica Wilson and Ami Radunskaya, the current directors, of the EDGE Program. EDGE is a program all about creating the next generation of women leaders in mathematics. They speak about how EDGE was started, where it has been, where it is right now, and where it will be going in the future. Samuel also asks them for one idea to make mathematics a more inclusive subject today.


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SCC 54: Kristin Lauterhttp://www.acmescience.com/2015/03/scc-54-kristin-lauter/ http://www.acmescience.com/2015/03/scc-54-kristin-lauter/#comments Wed, 11 Mar 2015 20:03:22 +0000 http://www.acmescience.com/?p=1858 kLauter

 

On today’s episode of Strongly Connected Components Samuel Hansen talks to President of the AWM and Research 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.

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SCC 53: Colin Adams(And Zombies)http://www.acmescience.com/2015/02/1850/ http://www.acmescience.com/2015/02/1850/#comments Wed, 25 Feb 2015 20:04:53 +0000 http://www.acmescience.com/?p=1850 (via Toruslink)

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On today’s episode of Strongly Connected Components Samuel Hansen talks to Williams College professor and author Colin Adams. They discuss zombies, calculus, how calculus can help save you from zombies, and some other math stuff like knots, but it doesn’t matter too much because zombies and calculus and calculus saving you from zombie.

Make sure to read his book Zombies and Calculus, it is great fun and rather educational too.

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SSS 14: Global Warming vs Climate Changehttp://www.acmescience.com/2015/02/sss-14-global-warming-vs-climate-change/ http://www.acmescience.com/2015/02/sss-14-global-warming-vs-climate-change/#comments Wed, 25 Feb 2015 01:26:37 +0000 http://www.acmescience.com/?p=1842 sss14GWCC

 

Talking about the effect that humans are having on our environment due to CO2 we have two choices, we can talk about Global Warming or we can talk about Climate Change. This bout of Science Sparring Society is about that fight and features Wally Broecker, a geochemist with a history when it comes to Global Warming.

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SCC 52: Cathy O’Neilhttp://www.acmescience.com/2015/02/scc-52-cathy-oneil/ http://www.acmescience.com/2015/02/scc-52-cathy-oneil/#comments Wed, 11 Feb 2015 21:22:41 +0000 http://www.acmescience.com/?p=1837 (via https://twitter.com/mathbabedotorg)

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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.

 

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