- SSS Fight 11: Marconi Vs. Maskelyne
While most people know about the massive fight over the patents concerning the invention of radio that Gugliemo Marconi found himself embroiled in, that fight was not the most interesting one in which he participated. Instead the fight that this episode of Science Sparring Society concerns itself with involves wireless telegraphy, its security, and the first guy doing it for the lulz.Fight 11: Marconi Vs. Maskelyne
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- SCC 49: Dana Mackenzie
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 University Press, The Universe in Zero Words.
- ACMEScience News Now 4: David Evans
Welcome to ACMEScience News Now, your source for news about science and mathematics research, as well as the researchers behind it. On episode 4 Samuel Hansen is joined by David Evans for a discussion about the Xenoceratops, the new dinosaur that Dr. Evans helped to discover.
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- SCC 48: Sergei Tabachnikov
On today’s episode of Strongly Connected Components Samuel Hansen has a conversation with Sergei Tabachnikov, Professor at Penn State University and Director of their Mathematics Advanced Study Semesters(MASS) program. Their conversation ranges from mathematical education in the USSR and the wonder of Kvant magazine to the power of mathematical billiards and why international travel helps with research. You can find out more about Sergei Tabachnikov at his website, and be sure to read his essay about Kvant’s history.
- SSS 10: Mercator Vs. Peters
In 1973 Arno Peters launched an attack on most prevalent map projection in the world, a 400 year old map created by the flemish cartographer Geradus Mercator, and released his own map to replace it. It did not go exactly as he hoped.Fight 10: Mercator Vs. Peters