ACMEScience http://www.acmescience.com Thu, 09 Apr 2015 01:22:54 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.1 ACMEScience no ACMEScience http://www.acmescience.com/wp-content/plugins/powerpress/rss_default.jpghttp://www.acmescience.com 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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SSS Fight 13: Stigler’s Lawhttp://www.acmescience.com/2014/12/sss-fight-13-stiglers-law/ http://www.acmescience.com/2014/12/sss-fight-13-stiglers-law/#comments Wed, 31 Dec 2014 21:18:37 +0000 http://www.acmescience.com/?p=1826 sss13

“Eponymy in science is the practice of affixing the names of scientists to what they have discovered or are believed to have discovered,’ as with Boyle’s Law, Halley’s comet, Fourier’s transform, Planck’s constant, the Rorschach test, the Gini coefficient, and the Thomas theorem”
–Richard K Merton, “The Thomas Theorem and The Matthew Effect”

There are a lot of scientific theories and discoveries that are named after the scientists that found them, too bad a lot of them did not deserve it.

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SSS Fight 12: Hilai Vs. Chandrasekharhttp://www.acmescience.com/2012/12/1802/ http://www.acmescience.com/2012/12/1802/#comments Sat, 29 Dec 2012 17:01:40 +0000 http://www.acmescience.com/?p=1802 sss12cvh

 

The widespread use of Dark Energy power creation has been with us for decades, but the story of the two best friends that are responsible for our ability to harvest the invisible majority of matter in the universe is as heartbreaking as it is important.
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Fight 12: Hilai Vs. Chandareskhar

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SCC 51: The Digitshttp://www.acmescience.com/2012/12/1790/ http://www.acmescience.com/2012/12/1790/#comments Tue, 11 Dec 2012 16:09:04 +0000 http://www.acmescience.com/?p=1790

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.

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SCC 51: The Digits

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ACMEScience News Now Episode 5: Ruxandra and Mihai Bondarescuhttp://www.acmescience.com/2012/12/acmescience-news-now-episode-5-ruxandra-and-mihai-bondarescu/ http://www.acmescience.com/2012/12/acmescience-news-now-episode-5-ruxandra-and-mihai-bondarescu/#comments Wed, 05 Dec 2012 20:42:44 +0000 http://www.acmescience.com/?p=1781

 

Welcome to ACMEScience NEWS NOW, your source for news about science and mathematics research, as well as the researchers behind it. On episode 5 Samuel Hansen is joined by Ruxandra and Mihai Bondarescu for a discussion about time, the geoid, atomic clocks, and how the previous three things just may tie together(publisher abstract).

The animation in this video was provided by the guests.

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