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Mathematical Objects: Balancing bird with Alom Shaha

Mathematical Objects

A conversation about mathematics inspired by a balancing bird. Presented by Katie Steckles and Peter Rowlett, with special guest Alom Shaha.

Alom’s video and template about the balancing bird.

Paper bird balancing by its beak on a finger.
Photo by Alom Shaha.

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Mathematical Objects: UUID 0412a969-5b27-4c28-9662-85ef2c201e0c

Mathematical Objects

A conversation about mathematics inspired by UUID 0412a969-5b27-4c28-9662-85ef2c201e0c. Presented by Katie Steckles and Peter Rowlett.

Python commands `import uuid` and `uuid.uuid4()` produces output `UUID('0412a969-5b27-4c28-9662-85ef2c201e0c')`
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Mathematical Objects: Auctioneer’s Hammer with Tim Harford

Mathematical Objects

A conversation about mathematics inspired by an auctioneer’s hammer. Presented by Katie Steckles and Peter Rowlett, with special guest Tim Harford.

Auctioneer's hammer
Image by Arek Socha from Pixabay

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Particularly mathematical Birthday Honours 2021

It’s that time of year when we take a look at the UK Government’s Queen’s Birthday Honours list for any particularly mathematical entries. Here our the selection for this year – any more, let us know in the comments and we’ll add to the list.

Get the full list here.

Mathematical Objects: Dobble

Mathematical Objects

A conversation about mathematics inspired by cards from the game Dobble. Presented by Katie Steckles and Peter Rowlett. You can read more about Katie’s adventures in golfing combinatorics.

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Mathematical Objects: Arbelos with Catriona Agg

Mathematical Objects

A conversation about mathematics inspired by an arbelos. Presented by Katie Steckles and Peter Rowlett, with special guest Catriona Agg.

Catriona mentions this proof without words, which is taken from Proof Without Words: The Area of an Arbelos by Roger B. Nelsen in Mathematics Magazine.

arbelos
Arbelos by Catriona Agg

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