# Podcast: Episode 38 – David Spiegelhalter, Public understanding of risk

These are the show notes for episode 38 of the Travels in a Mathematical World Podcast. 38 is the magic constant in the only possible non-trivial normal magic hexagon. More about 38 from Number Gossip. More about magic hexagons from Wolfram Mathworld. Before the episode proper, I gave a little ramble on listenership to the… Read more »

# Podcast: Episode 37 – David Mitchell, Channel coding and maths in engineering

These are the show notes for episode 37 of the Travels in a Mathematical World Podcast. 37 is prime, the number you get if a three digit number having the same digits is divided by its digit sum. More about 37 from Number Gossip. This week on the podcast we hear from David Mitchell of… Read more »

# Podcast: Episode 36 – Maths news with Sarah Shepherd

These are the show notes for episode 36 of the Travels in a Mathematical World Podcast. 36 is the smallest number (besides 1) which is both square and triangular. More about 36 from Number Gossip. This week on the podcast I met Sarah Shepherd, PhD student at the University of Nottingham and Editor of iSquared… Read more »

# Royal Society Summer Science 2009 – my interest

Below is a video from the BBC about the Royal Society Summer Science 2009 exhibition. This interests me in two ways: Firstly, not featured in the video is Edmund Harriss and his team who have taken a mathematics exhibit to the show, “How do Shapes Fill Space?” This is good news and will be mentioned… Read more »

# Video: Where can studying mathematics take you?

This video, via the Further Maths Network, might interest. It looks at careers open to people who have studied a Further Mathematics A-Level.

# Podcast: Episode 35 – Terry Edwards – Chartered Mathematician

These are the show notes for episode 35 of the Travels in a Mathematical World Podcast. 35 is the sum of the cubes of the first two primes. More about 35 from Number Gossip. This week on the podcast I talked over a little of the content from my careers talk and asked Terry Edwards,… Read more »

# Podcast: Episode 34 – Eugenia Cheng, Category theory

These are the show notes for episode 34 of the Travels in a Mathematical World Podcast. 34 is the magic constant of a 4 by 4 normal magic square. More about 34 from Number Gossip. There is a good page on magic squares from markfarrar.co.uk. This week on the podcast I speak to Dr. Eugenia… Read more »