- SCC 52: Cathy O’Neil
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.
- SSS Fight 13: Stigler’s Law
“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. Chandrasekhar
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.Fight 12: Hilai Vs. Chandareskhar
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- SCC 51: The Digits
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.
- ACMEScience News Now Episode 5: Ruxandra and Mihai Bondarescu
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.