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Podcast Profile: My Favorite Theorem

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93 episodes
2017 to 2024
Median: 27 minutes
Collection: Physics, Math, and Astronomy


Description (podcaster-provided):

Join us as we spend each episode talking with a mathematical professional about their favorite result. And since the best things in life come in pairs, find out what our guest thinks pairs best with their theorem.


Themes and summary (AI-generated based on podcaster-provided show and episode descriptions):

➤ Favorite mathematical theorems • Insights from mathematicians • Diverse mathematical disciplines • Unique theorem applications • Theorem pairings with hobbies • Mathematical storytelling • Complex proofs and results

This podcast, titled "My Favorite Theorem," features episodes in which mathematical professionals discuss their favorite mathematical results. The central focus of the show is to delve into the personal preferences and professional insights of guests from diverse mathematical disciplines, offering listeners an engaging exploration of mathematical theorems and concepts.

Throughout the episodes, listeners encounter a variety of topics and themes within mathematics. Each episode showcases a different guest, usually a mathematician or a professional closely related to the field, who elaborates on a specific theorem that holds particular significance to them. The discussed theorems span a wide spectrum of mathematical areas, including number theory, geometry, algebra, graph theory, combinatorics, and analysis, amongst others.

A unique aspect of the podcast is the inclusion of humanizing elements that make complex mathematical discussions more relatable. Many guests share a secondary passion or interest that they feel pairs well with their chosen theorem. These pairings are quite diverse, ranging from culinary delights like chocolate and tofu to activities like rock climbing, mountaineering, playing chess, and even enjoying music or literature such as "Moby Dick." This addition serves to provide listeners with a more holistic view of the guest's personality, blending rigorous mathematical discussion with their broader interests and passions.

Moreover, the podcast occasionally features special episodes that include discussions with groups of students or other unique formats, widening the scope of contributors and adding a richer variety of perspectives on mathematical theorems.

Overall, the podcast "My Favorite Theorem" blends deep mathematical insights with personal anecdotes and interests, making it a platform not just for learning about mathematical results but also for appreciating the multifaceted lives of those who study and love mathematics.


Episodes:
Episode Image Episode 92 - Kate Stange
2024-Jun-10
29 minutes
Episode Image Episode 91 - Karen Saxe
2024-Apr-03
34 minutes
Episode Image Episode 90 - Corrine Yap
2024-Jan-23
33 minutes
Episode Image Episode 89 - Allison Henrich
2023-Nov-12
35 minutes
Episode Image Episode 88 - Tom Edgar
2023-Oct-09
26 minutes
Episode Image Episode 87 - Tatiana Toro
2023-Sep-07
23 minutes
Episode Image Episode 86 - Sarah Hart
2023-Jul-20
41 minutes
Episode Image Episode 85 - Matthew Kahle
2023-Jun-02
30 minutes
Episode Image Episode 84 - The Students of TCU
2023-May-02
50 minutes
Episode Image Episode 83 - Cihan Bahran
2023-Feb-16
26 minutes
Episode Image Episode 82 - Juliette Bruce
2022-Dec-30
29 minutes
Episode Image Episode 81 - Christopher Danielson
2022-Nov-26
33 minutes
Episode Image Episode 80 - Kimberly Ayers
2022-Oct-21
33 minutes
Episode Image Episode 79 - Philip Ording
2022-Sep-15
34 minutes
Episode Image Episode 78 - Daina Taimina
2022-Aug-11
27 minutes
Episode Image Episode 77 - Tien Chih
2022-Jul-13
25 minutes
Episode Image Episode 76 - Math Students of CSULA
2022-Jun-09
58 minutes
Episode Image Episode 75 - Dave Kung
2022-Mar-17
30 minutes
Episode Image Episode 74 - Priyam Patel
2022-Feb-11
42 minutes
Episode Image Episode 73 - Courtney Gibbons
2022-Jan-13
41 minutes
Episode Image Episode 72 - Kameryn Williams
2021-Dec-10
22 minutes
Episode Image Episode 71 - Emily Howard
2021-Nov-11
39 minutes
Episode Image Episode 70 - Joel David Hamkins
2021-Sep-22
39 minutes
Episode Image Episode 69 - Ranthony Edmonds
2021-Aug-14
36 minutes
Episode Image Episode 68 - Rekha Thomas
2021-Jul-08
27 minutes
Episode Image Episode 67 - Liz Munch
2021-Jun-10
33 minutes
Episode Image Episode 66 - Érika Roldán
2021-May-15
37 minutes
Episode Image Episode 65 - Howard Masur
2021-Apr-08
28 minutes
Episode Image Episode 64 - Pamela Harris and Aris Winger
2021-Mar-11
48 minutes
Episode Image Episode 63 - Lily Khadjavi
2021-Feb-11
50 minutes
Episode Image Episode 62 - Tai-Danae Bradley
2021-Jan-15
31 minutes
Episode Image Episode 61 - Yoon Ha Lee
2020-Dec-10
22 minutes
Episode Image Episode 60 - Michael Barany
2020-Nov-12
40 minutes
Episode Image Episode 59 - Daniel Litt
2020-Oct-08
26 minutes
Episode Image Episode 58 - Susan D'Agostino
2020-Sep-10
25 minutes
Episode Image Episode 57 - Annalisa Crannell
2020-Aug-13
33 minutes
Episode Image Episode 56 - Belin Tsinnajinnie
2020-Jul-09
35 minutes
Episode Image Episode 55 - Rebecca Garcia
2020-Jun-11
24 minutes
Episode Image Episode 54 - Steve Strogatz
2020-May-14
32 minutes
Episode Image Episode 53 - Ruthi Hortsch
2020-Apr-09
28 minutes
Episode Image Episode 52 - Ben Orlin
2020-Mar-12
27 minutes
Episode Image Episode 51 - Carina Curto
2020-Feb-13
29 minutes
Episode Image Episode 50 - aBa
2020-Jan-09
35 minutes
Episode Image Episode 49 - Edmund Harriss
2019-Dec-12
31 minutes
Episode Image Episode 48 - Sophie Carr
2019-Nov-14
23 minutes
Episode Image Episode 47 - Judy Walker
2019-Oct-10
31 minutes
Episode Image Episode 46 - Adriana Salerno
2019-Sep-12
30 minutes
Episode Image Episode 45 - Your Flash Favorite Theorems
2019-Aug-08
35 minutes
Episode Image Episode 44 - James Propp
2019-Jul-11
29 minutes
Episode Image Episode 43 - Matilde Lalin
2019-Jun-13
28 minutes
Episode Image Episode 42 - Moon Duchin
2019-May-09
24 minutes
Episode Image Episode 41 - Suresh Venkatasubramanian
2019-Apr-25
30 minutes
Episode Image Episode 40 - Ursula Whitcher
2019-Apr-11
27 minutes
Episode Image Episode 39 - Fawn Nguyen
2019-Mar-28
28 minutes
Episode Image Episode 38 - Robert Ghrist
2019-Mar-14
23 minutes
Episode Image Episode 37 - Cynthia Flores
2019-Feb-28
25 minutes
Episode Image Episode 36 - Nikita Nikolaev & Beatriz Navarro Lameda
2019-Feb-14
29 minutes
Episode Image Episode 35 - Nira Chamberlain
2019-Jan-24
21 minutes
Episode Image Episode 34 - Skip Garibaldi
2019-Jan-10
23 minutes
Episode Image Episode 33 - Michele Audin
2018-Dec-27
29 minutes
Episode Image Episode 32 - Anil Venkatesh
2018-Dec-13
25 minutes
Episode Image Episode 31 - Yen Duong
2018-Nov-29
17 minutes
Episode Image Episode 30 - Katie Steckles
2018-Nov-08
24 minutes
Episode Image Episode 29 - Mike Lawler
2018-Oct-25
19 minutes
Episode Image Episode 28 - Chawne Kimber
2018-Oct-11
20 minutes
Episode Image Episode 27 - James Tanton
2018-Sep-27
24 minutes
Episode Image Episode 26 - Erika Camacho
2018-Sep-13
26 minutes
Episode Image Episode 25 - Holly Krieger
2018-Aug-23
23 minutes
Episode Image Episode 24 - Vidit Nanda
2018-Aug-09
19 minutes
Episode Image Episode 23 - Ingrid Daubechies
2018-Jul-26
31 minutes
Episode Image Episode 22 - Ken Ribet
2018-Jul-12
29 minutes
Episode Image Episode 21 - Jana Rodriguez Hertz
2018-Jun-28
22 minutes
Episode Image Episode 20 - Francis Su
2018-Jun-14
21 minutes
Episode Image Episode 19 - Emily Riehl
2018-May-24
32 minutes
Episode Image Episode 18 - John Urschel
2018-May-10
23 minutes
Episode Image Episode 17 - Nalini Joshi
2018-Apr-26
26 minutes
Episode Image Episode 16 - Jayadev Athreya
2018-Apr-12
33 minutes
Episode Image Episode 15 - Federico Ardila
2018-Mar-22
32 minutes
Episode Image Episode 14 - Laura Taalman
2018-Mar-08
23 minutes
Episode Image Episode 13 - Patrick Honner
2018-Feb-22
19 minutes
Episode Image Episode 12 - Candice Price
2018-Feb-08
15 minutes
Episode Image Episode 11 - Jeanne Nielsen Clelland
2018-Jan-25
17 minutes
Episode Image Episode 10 - Mohamed Omar
2018-Jan-11
18 minutes
Episode Image Episode 9 - Ami Radunskaya
2017-Dec-28
17 minutes
Episode Image Episode 8 - Justin Curry
2017-Dec-07
13 minutes
Episode Image Episode 7 - Henry Fowler
2017-Nov-16
23 minutes
Episode Image Episode 6 - Eriko Hironaka
2017-Oct-26
26 minutes
Episode Image Episode 5 - Dusa McDuff
2017-Oct-05
12 minutes
Episode Image Episode 4 - Jordan Ellenberg
2017-Sep-14
18 minutes
Episode Image Episode 3 - Emille Davie Lawrence
2017-Aug-24
18 minutes
Episode Image Episode 2 - Dave Richeson
2017-Aug-03
23 minutes
Episode Image Episode 1 - Amie Wilkinson
2017-Jul-26
23 minutes
Episode Image Episode 0 - Your Hosts' Favorite Theorems
2017-Jul-21
13 minutes