A conversation about mathematics inspired by a ball of wool (yarn). Presented by Katie Steckles and Peter Rowlett, with special guest Pat Ashforth.
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In this series of posts, we’ll be featuring mathematical podcasts from all over the internet, by speaking to the creators of the podcast and asking them about what they do.
We spoke to Rob Eastaway and Andrew Jeffrey about their new podcast, Puzzling Maths.
For anyone who gets their podcasts through YouTube, and for the attention of anyone who didn’t already know about the Mathematical Objects podcast, we’ve started posting old episodes on the Aperiodical’s YouTube channel, and will do so once a week (10am GMT on Mondays) until we catch up with the current episode.
The first episode is on Towers of Hanoi, and there’s a playlist where all future episodes will be added. For more information about the podcast, visit our page on the site.
The next issue of the Carnival of Mathematics, rounding up blog posts from the month of October, is now online at Aleph James A.
The Carnival rounds up maths blog posts from all over the internet, occasionally including some from our own Aperiodical. See our Carnival of Mathematics page for more information.
A few weeks ago, we announced a competition to design some fractal bunting, without giving too much of a particular guide as to what we were looking for, in order to spark people’s creativity and get them making (or imagining) some lovely mathematical decorations with which to festoon things. We had a large range of types of entry, and it’s given us some inspiration for how we might (infinitely) brighten up the place.
Since we know much more about fractals than we do about design, we asked illustrator Hana Ayoob to help judge the entries on their aesthetic merit, and here we present some of our favourite entries, along with the announcement of the winner.
A conversation about mathematics inspired by a lottery machine. Presented by Katie Steckles and Peter Rowlett.
Next weekend, a group of maths presenters will be getting together some mathematicians, magicians and other cool people to put on a 24-hour long online YouTube mathematical magic $x$-stravaganza. Each half-hour will feature a different special guest sharing a mathematical magic trick of some kind, and across the day there’ll be a total of 48 tricks for you to watch and puzzle over.