Episode 59: Erica Klarreich

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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 Sequin

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 Williams

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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 Ellenberg

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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 Program

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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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