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Tagged with “mathematics” (6)

  1. A legacy of firsts: How an Iranian mathematician transcended boundaries | Ideas CBC Radio

    Mathematics hasn’t been the easiest field for women to conquer but that never stopped Maryam Mirzakhani. Her legacy as the first woman and first Iranian to win the Fields Medal — the Nobel Prize of mathematics — proves that despite their small numbers, women can achieve great things in math.

    https://www.cbc.ca/radio/ideas/a-legacy-of-firsts-how-an-iranian-mathematician-transcended-boundaries-1.5291599

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  2. Interview: Amir Alexander, Author Of ‘Infinitesimal’ : NPR

    It seems like a simple question: How many parts can you divide a line into? The troublesome answer was square at the root of two of Europe’s greatest social crises.

    http://www.npr.org/2014/04/20/303716795/far-from-infinitesimal-a-mathematical-paradoxs-role-in-history?utm_term=artsculture&utm_content=buffer9d48f&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer

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  3. Book Interview: ‘The Simpsons And Their Mathematical Secrets’ : NPR

    Author Simon Singh’s new book teases out the mathematical references hidden in The Simpsons. Singh tells NPR’s Scott Simon that the show’s writing team includes several trained mathematicians — and that the logical bends and breaks of writing comedy can be very appealing to the mathematically minded.

    http://www.npr.org/2013/10/26/240586188/divide-by-doh-the-mathematical-secrets-of-the-simpsons?utm_source=nprbooks&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=nprbooksfacebook&utm_content=socialflow

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