These are the show notes for episode 23 of the Travels in a Mathematical World podcast. Readers of this blog will know I am relieved to have remembered to note that 23 is prime. 23 is an interesting number thanks to the birthday problem: In a group of 23 or more randomly selected people there… Read more »

# Neil Goldwasser on Maths Careers

I am happy to report a friend from university, Neil Goldwasser, who now works as a Dyslexia Support Tutor and Adult Numeracy Tutor for Hertford Regional College, who I featured on Episode 7 of the Travels in a Mathematical World podcast, has submitted a profile to the Maths Careers website. View Neil Goldwasser’s career profile… Read more »

# Podcast Episode 22: Mike Maher, Transport modelling

These are the show notes for episode 22 of the Travels in a Mathematical World podcast. 22 is the smallest multidigit number such that the sum of its digits equals the product of its digits. More about 22 from Number Gossip. Recently I visited Scotland and while there I met Mike Maher, Professor of the… Read more »

# 9 is an experimental error

As many will know, at the start of episodes of the Travels in a Mathematical World podcast I give a number fact. My intention at the start was that I would also point out when numbers are prime, buoyed on by enthusiasm for prime numbers. In episode 9 of the Travels in a Mathematical World… Read more »

# Podcast Episode 21: History with Noel-Ann Bradshaw, Turing

These are the show notes for episode 21 of the Travels in a Mathematical World podcast. 21 is the number of squares in the unique smallest simple squared square. You can see the square with some more information on the page about its use as the logo of the The Trinity Mathematical Society at Cambridge…. Read more »

# Spinning careers in Leicester

Last week I visited the University of Leicester at the invitation of the Student Union Maths Society (SUMS) to give my talks on careers and on spin in ball games, following by playing Tennis on the IMA Wii. There are some pictures below. In a busy week, this was a fun evening with a nice… Read more »

# Who watches the listeners?

Web site logs are compelling and addictive. I have just got lost in the logs for the blog and podcast for half an hour before my phone beeped and drew me back to the real world. Anyway, I am interested to see the following websites sending people to this blog and the Travels in a… Read more »