- SCC 56: Jordan 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!
Follow @acmescience on twitter too!
- SCC 55: Edge Program
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.
- SCC 54: Kristin Lauter
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.
- SCC 53: Colin Adams(And Zombies)
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.
- SSS 14: Global Warming vs Climate Change
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.