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Mathematical Objects: Acoustic mirrors with James Grime

Mathematical Objects

A conversation about mathematics inspired by acoustic mirrors. Presented by Katie Steckles and Peter Rowlett, with special guest James Grime.

WW1 Acoustic Mirror, Kilnsea, by Paul Glazzard
Image: WW1 Acoustic Mirror, Kilnsea; cc-by-sa/2.0 – © Paul Glazzard.

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Mathematical Things To Do

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If you find yourself at a loose end this month, want a break from focusing on work, or have younger mathematicians to entertain, here are some suggestions for online activities you can do/watch/attend. If you have any suggestions of your own, add them in the comments!

Podcasting about: The Joy of x podcast

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 John Rennie, deputy editor of Quanta Magazine, about Steven Strogatz’ new podcast which debuted in January 2020, called The Joy of x.

Poetry competition: π-ku

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Since some people might be looking for small momentary diversions around now to take their mind off things, we’re running a little poetry competition!

Mathematical Objects: Number block cubes

Mathematical Objects

A conversation about mathematics inspired by number block cubes/snap cubes. Presented by Katie Steckles and Peter Rowlett.

Number block cubes

Peter’s blog post: Mathematical play with young children.

Mike Lawler’s three-tweet thread of more advanced ideas starts here:

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Podcasting about: Opinionated History of Mathematics podcast

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 Viktor Blåsjö, a historian of mathematics and assistant professor at the Mathematical Institute of Utrecht University, about his personal project – a maths history podcast.

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