Here’s a round-up of the mathematical and maths-adjacent news stories we saw in the month of April. Proof News The Kahn-Kalai conjecture, a result from graph theory, has been proved in this ArXiV paper by Stanford mathematicians Jinyoung Park (a former postdoc of Abel prize winner Avi Widgerson) and Huy Tuan Pham. Here’s the writeup…

# Mathematical Objects: A joke with Bec Hill

A conversation about mathematics inspired by a joke. Presented by Katie Steckles and Peter Rowlett, with special guest Bec Hill. Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Google Podcasts | RSS | List of episodes

# Carnival of Maths 204

The next issue of the Carnival of Mathematics, rounding up blog posts from the month of April and hosted by Sophie, is now online at Sophie The Mathmo. The Carnival rounds up maths blog posts from all over the internet, including some from our own Aperiodical. See our Carnival of Mathematics page for more information.

# An incorrect model of the lottery, and when it doesn’t matter

Recently I came across an interesting idea about little mistakes in counting problems that actually don’t amount to much. In A Problem Squared 030, Matt Parker was investigating the question “What are the odds of having the same child twice?” and made some simplifying assumptions when thinking about DNA combinatorics. He justified leaving out a…

# Podcasting about: Eureka! 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 Michael Brooks, who co-presents the Eureka! podcast with Rick Edwards.

# The Aperiodical is 10!

Not that we’re overly consumed with numerical coincidences, but it’s perhaps nice to note that ten years ago today we made a little fuss of launching a new blog site with our first post, a post marking Felix Klein’s 163rd birthday, and a video about the Klein Bottle featuring Matt Parker and Katie Steckles.

# Mathematical Objects: Hairy ball

A conversation about mathematics inspired by a hairy ball. Presented by Katie Steckles and Peter Rowlett. Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Google Podcasts | RSS | List of episodes