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Podcast: Episode 62 – William Simpson, Solar physics

These are the show notes for episode 62 of the Travels in a Mathematical World Podcast. 62 is the smallest inconsummate number in base 10: no number is a 62-multiple of the sum of its digits. More about 62 from Number Gossip.

William Simpson of the University of St. Andrews talks about his work in solar stresses and solar flares, his theological motivations for studying mathematics and physics and the opportunities for study abroad under the American National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduate (REU) Program. I spoke to William at the IMA Tomorrow’s Mathematicians Today undergraduate conference at Greenwich.

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