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!
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.
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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