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Podcast Profile: The Art of Mathematics

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62 episodes
2020 to 2024
Median: 17 minutes
Collection: Physics, Math, and Astronomy


Description (podcaster-provided):

Conversations, explorations, conjectures solved and unsolved, mathematicians and beautiful mathematics. No math background required.


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

➤ Mathematics in art • Mathematical problem-solving • Historical mathematicians • Mathematical storytelling • Math in everyday life • Mathematical theories and concepts • Math and education • Math and other disciplines • Explorations in math

This podcast, titled "The Art of Mathematics," delves into a diverse range of mathematical topics, presenting them in a manner that is accessible to listeners regardless of their background in mathematics. The general theme revolves around revealing the beauty and utility of mathematics through conversations and explorations. The episodes feature discussions with mathematicians, educators, and enthusiasts who share their insights into both classical and contemporary mathematical concepts.

Listeners are introduced to a variety of subjects including the applications of mathematical theories, historical mathematical discoveries, and the ongoing quest to solve unsolved conjectures. The podcast sheds light on different mathematical phenomena such as Egyptian fractions, Fibonacci sequences, and fractals, explaining their significance and various applications. There are also episodes that explore the intersections of mathematics with other disciplines like art, music, law, and education, demonstrating the broader cultural and practical relevance of mathematical thinking.

A recurring focus in the episodes is the use of mathematics to solve real-world problems and to make sense of the natural world. The discussions frequently highlight how mathematical principles and discoveries have influenced various fields ranging from theoretical physics to everyday problem-solving. The podcast also addresses philosophical questions about the nature of mathematics, such as whether it is discovered or invented, and explores the human side of mathematical exploration through storytelling and interviews with accomplished individuals in the field.

Additionally, several episodes aim to make mathematics engaging for a younger audience, discussing methods and strategies to make math more approachable and enjoyable for children. This includes leveraging games, puzzles, and storytelling to foster a deeper appreciation and understanding of mathematical concepts. Overall, "The Art of Mathematics" offers an informative and engaging exploration of the myriad ways in which mathematics intersects with both the abstract and practical aspects of life.


Episodes:
Episode Image Math for Kids: It's not a Spectator Sport
2024-Jun-26
21 minutes
Episode Image Egyptian Fractions
2024-May-22
17 minutes
Episode Image Da Vinci's Math Teacher: Merging the Practical and Theoretical
2024-Apr-24
16 minutes
Episode Image Alon Amit, sharing the mathematical journey in Quora and Math Circles
2024-Mar-27
20 minutes
Episode Image Too Much Math in the Schools? These Books Counter That Narrow View
2024-Feb-28
20 minutes
Episode Image Books for the Mathematical Tourist
2024-Jan-24
20 minutes
Episode Image Reflecting on Kaleidoscopes
2023-Dec-27
20 minutes
Episode Image Meet the young Davidson Fellowship winners
2023-Nov-22
14 minutes
Episode Image Gödel's Incompleteness, Fundamental Truths, and Reasoning in Math and Law
2023-Oct-25
22 minutes
Episode Image Math and the Law
2023-Sep-27
20 minutes
Episode Image Fabulous Fibonacci
2023-Aug-23
20 minutes
Episode Image Vowels and Sounds and a Little Calculus
2023-Jul-26
11 minutes
Episode Image The Hat: A Newly Discovered "Ein-stein" Tessellation Tile
2023-Jun-28
13 minutes
Episode Image Interfacing Music and Mathematics
2023-May-24
21 minutes
Episode Image Fourier Analysis: It's Not Just for Differential Equations
2023-Apr-26
18 minutes
Episode Image Joseph Fourier, the Heat Equation and the Age of the Earth
2023-Mar-22
17 minutes
Episode Image The Ten Most Important Theorems in Mathematics, Part II
2023-Feb-22
15 minutes
Episode Image The Ten Most Important Theorems in Mathematics, Part I
2023-Jan-25
25 minutes
Episode Image Surprisingly Better than 50-50
2022-Dec-28
18 minutes
Episode Image Fascinating Fractals
2022-Nov-23
21 minutes
Episode Image Approximation by Rationals: A New Focus
2022-Oct-26
21 minutes
Episode Image Tessellations
2022-Sep-28
20 minutes
Episode Image Rational, Irrational and Transcendental Numbers
2022-Aug-24
21 minutes
Episode Image Math as Art
2022-Jul-25
18 minutes
Episode Image Exploration in Reading Mathematics
2022-Jun-22
16 minutes
Episode Image Games for Math Learning
2022-May-25
19 minutes
Episode Image The Power of Mathematical Storytelling
2022-Apr-22
16 minutes
Episode Image The Mathematical World and the Physical World
2022-Mar-09
11 minutes
Episode Image Getting Athletes to Think Like Mathematicians
2022-Feb-09
17 minutes
Episode Image The Art of Definitions
2022-Jan-12
19 minutes
Episode Image Math Exploration for Kids
2021-Dec-09
17 minutes
Episode Image Is Mathematics an Art?
2021-Nov-10
12 minutes
Episode Image Math as a way of thinking
2021-Oct-13
19 minutes
Episode Image Symmetries in 3 and 4 Dimensions
2021-Sep-08
19 minutes
Episode Image Symmetry, Shapes and Groups
2021-Aug-14
19 minutes
Episode Image Freshmen and Sophomores Confront Unsolved Problems
2021-Jul-14
18 minutes
Episode Image Stereotypes of Mathematics and Mathematicians
2021-Jun-16
18 minutes
Episode Image Prime numbers and their surprising patterns
2021-Jun-02
16 minutes
Episode Image Creativity in Mathematics
2021-May-19
18 minutes
Episode Image The unreasonable effectiveness of mathematics
2021-May-05
13 minutes
Episode Image Alternative Proofs and Why We Seek Them
2021-Apr-21
17 minutes
Episode Image Symmetry--It's More Than You Think
2021-Apr-07
13 minutes
Episode Image Is Math Discovered or Invented?
2021-Mar-24
17 minutes
Episode Image That's Impossible. Oh, Yeah? Prove It.
2021-Mar-10
16 minutes
Episode Image The Joy of Mathematical Discovery
2021-Feb-24
16 minutes
Episode Image The Monty Hall Problem
2021-Feb-10
14 minutes
Episode Image What Is Mathematics? Some Surprising Answers
2021-Jan-27
20 minutes
Episode Image Being a Mathematician
2021-Jan-13
15 minutes
Episode Image Math Jokes and What They Say about Mathematicians
2020-Dec-30
16 minutes
Episode Image The Most Famous (Formerly) Unsolved Problem
2020-Dec-16
16 minutes
Episode Image The Mathematics of Art
2020-Dec-02
14 minutes
Episode Image The Real World Is a Special Case
2020-Nov-18
16 minutes
Episode Image How to Find Something You’ve Never Seen
2020-Nov-04
14 minutes
Episode Image Beyond the Third Dimension
2020-Oct-21
13 minutes
Episode Image One Theorem, 99 Proofs
2020-Oct-07
8 minutes
Episode Image A Beautiful Theorem with an Ugly Proof
2020-Sep-30
12 minutes
Episode Image To Infinity...and Beyond
2020-Sep-23
16 minutes
Episode Image The Unsolved Is Solved...and Another
2020-Sep-16
11 minutes
Episode Image This Podcast is Lying
2020-Sep-09
15 minutes
Episode Image An Impossible Easy Question
2020-Sep-02
14 minutes
Episode Image Everything You Know About Math is Wrong
2020-Aug-26
14 minutes
Episode Image The Art of Mathematics trailer
2020-Jul-26
less than a minute