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Podcast Profile: Mathematical Moments from the American Mathematical Society

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138 episodes
2005 to 2024
Median: 4 minutes
Collection: Physics, Math, and Astronomy


Description (podcaster-provided):

The American Mathematical Society's Mathematical Moments program promotes appreciation and understanding of the role mathematics plays in science, nature, technology, and human culture. Listen to researchers talk about how they use math, from creating realistic animation to beating cancer.


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

➤ Mathematical applications in science • Optimization • Statistical analysis • Modeling natural phenomena • Health care • Cryptographic algorithms • Environmental studies • Image processing • Engineering solutions • Genetic research

This podcast, "Mathematical Moments from the American Mathematical Society," explores the diverse applications of mathematics in various fields, aiming to promote an appreciation and understanding of the role of mathematics in science, nature, technology, and human culture. Within the episodes, listeners encounter a range of fascinating topics that illustrate the practical and theoretical uses of mathematical concepts across different disciplines.

Researchers discuss how mathematics aids in solving real-world problems, from studying particle collider data and wildlife conservation to understanding wildfires and analyzing gene interactions. The podcast covers the use of statistical models to support ecological efforts and the application of mathematical tools in medical research, both in modeling disease progression and optimizing healthcare policies. Additionally, it delves into the design of algorithms for image reconstruction and securing data against future quantum computing threats.

Listeners also learn about the mathematical analysis of everyday phenomena, such as the shapes of seashells and the movements of billiard balls, as well as more abstract concepts, like the use of mean curvature flow to explain wildfire dynamics or the role of microsimulations in health policy evaluation. The episodes highlight instances where mathematics intersects with technology, such as its role in developing solar energy microgrids and decrypting data, and even in creative pursuits like the construction of a square-wheeled tricycle.

Throughout the podcast, there is a recurring theme of mathematics being a critical tool for innovation and problem-solving across a variety of settings, including environmental science, healthcare, engineering, and even art. The discussions underscore how mathematical models and theories can lead to practical solutions and advancements, fostering a deeper understanding of the natural world and improving societal outcomes. Whether addressing global challenges or decoding the mysteries of the universe, this podcast showcases the instrumental role of mathematics in shaping our world.


Episodes:
Smashing Particles up Against Mathematics
2024-Mar-08
9 minutes
Supporting Wildlife with Statistics
2024-Feb-16
9 minutes
Explaining Wildfires Through Curvature
2023-Oct-17
11 minutes
Bridges and Wheels, Tricycles and Squares
2023-Oct-13
11 minutes
Bringing Photographs to Life
2023-Jul-13
11 minutes
Giving Health Care Policy a Dose of Mathematics
2023-Apr-05
11 minutes
Using Math to Support Cancer Research
2022-Dec-29
10 minutes
Keeping the Lights On
2022-Nov-15
14 minutes
Driving Up Air Pollution
2022-Jun-28
12 minutes
Deblurring Images
2022-May-19
10 minutes
Exploring Thermodynamics with Billiards
2022-Feb-14
13 minutes
Pinpointing How Genes Interact
2021-Oct-21
14 minutes
Securing Data in the Quantum Era
2021-Sep-01
13 minutes
Taking the "Temperature" of Languages
2021-Jul-06
17 minutes
Doing the Math
2021-May-24
11 minutes
Making Room for Patients
2021-Apr-26
15 minutes
Fighting Fires
2021-Mar-22
18 minutes
Describing Dryland Vegetation Patterns
2021-Feb-22
9 minutes
Mixing Math and Cooking
2021-Jan-25
24 minutes
Cracking Open Black Boxes
2020-Jan-27
18 minutes
Solving the Mystery of the Wine Legs
2019-Oct-21
15 minutes
Picturing Powehi
2019-Sep-23
4 minutes
Unmasking Deepfakes
2019-Sep-23
4 minutes
Making Beautiful Mathematics
2019-Sep-23
4 minutes
Keeping People Alive Part 2
2019-Aug-19
4 minutes
Keeping People Alive Part 1
2019-Aug-19
4 minutes
Making the Earth Flat
2019-Jun-12
4 minutes
Screening for Autism
2019-Jun-10
4 minutes
Unbunching Buses
2019-Jun-09
4 minutes
Winning the Race
2019-Jun-02
4 minutes
Revolutionizing and Industry
2018-Sep-17
4 minutes
Going Into a Shell
2018-Sep-17
4 minutes
Keeping the Roof On
2018-Sep-17
4 minutes
Scoring with New Thinking
2018-Sep-17
4 minutes
Generating Patterns Part 2
2017-Aug-22
4 minutes
Generating Patterns Part 1
2017-Aug-22
4 minutes
Hunting for Planets
2017-Aug-22
4 minutes
Designing Better Bicycles
2017-May-10
4 minutes
Farming Better
2017-May-10
4 minutes
Maintaining a Balance Part 2
2016-Oct-11
4 minutes
Maintaining a Balance Part 1
2016-Oct-11
4 minutes
Trimming Taxiing Time
2016-Oct-11
4 minutes
Making Art Work
2016-Oct-11
4 minutes
Explaining Rainbows
2016-Oct-11
4 minutes
Farming Better
2016-Oct-11
4 minutes
Dis-playing the Game of Thrones: Part 2
2016-Jun-09
4 minutes
Dis-playing the Game of Thrones: Part 1
2016-Jun-09
4 minutes
Thwarting Poachers: Part 2
2016-Jun-09
4 minutes
Thwarting Poachers: Part 1
2016-Jun-09
4 minutes
Working With the System: Part 2
2015-Oct-05
4 minutes
Working With the System: Part 1
2015-Oct-05
4 minutes
Scanning Ancient Sites
2015-Oct-05
4 minutes
Piling On and on and on
2015-Oct-05
4 minutes
Adding a New Wrinkle Description
2015-Oct-05
4 minutes
Holding the Lead Description
2015-Oct-05
4 minutes
Going Over the Top - Designing roller coasters
2014-Dec-03
4 minutes
Treating Tremors - Helping with Parkinson's disease - Part 1
2014-Dec-03
4 minutes
Treating Tremors - Helping with Parkinson's disease - Part 2
2014-Dec-03
4 minutes
Going Back to the Beginning - The Big Bang
2014-Dec-03
4 minutes
Providing Power
2014-Dec-03
4 minutes
Exploiting a Little-Known Force: Part 1
2014-Sep-15
4 minutes
Exploiting a Little-Known Force: Part 2
2014-Sep-15
4 minutes
Being Knotty: Part 1
2014-Sep-15
4 minutes
Being Knotty: Part 2
2014-Sep-15
4 minutes
Scheduling Sports
2014-Jun-09
5 minutes
Unifying Diverse Cities: Part 1
2013-Dec-09
3 minutes
Unifying Diverse Cities: Part 2
2013-Sep-18
3 minutes
Making an Attitude Adjustment: Part 1
2013-Dec-09
3 minutes
Making an Attitude Adjustment: Part 2
2013-Sep-18
3 minutes
Getting Inside Your Head - The brain's communication pathways: Part 1
2013-Sep-18
3 minutes
Getting Inside Your Head - The brain's communication pathways: Part 2
2013-Sep-18
3 minutes
Thinking Outside the Box Score - Math and basketball: Part 1
2013-Sep-18
3 minutes
Thinking Outside the Box Score - Math and basketball: Part 2
2013-Sep-18
3 minutes
Working Up a Lather : Part 1
2013-Aug-20
3 minutes
Working Up a Lather : Part 2
2013-Aug-20
3 minutes
Working Up a Lather : Part 3
2013-Aug-20
3 minutes
Working Up a Lather : Part 4
2013-Aug-20
3 minutes
Freeing Up Architecture: Part 1
2013-Jul-25
3 minutes
Freeing Up Architecture: Part 2
2013-Jul-25
3 minutes
Finding Friends: Part 1
2012-Oct-01
3 minutes
Finding Friends: Part 2
2012-Oct-01
3 minutes
Catching and Releasing: Part 1
2012-Oct-01
3 minutes
Catching and Releasing: Part 2
2012-Oct-01
3 minutes
Describing the Oceans
2012-Oct-01
3 minutes
Putting the auto in automobile
2012-Aug-22
4 minutes
Forecasting Crime Part 1
2012-Aug-21
4 minutes
Forecasting Crime Part 2
2012-Aug-21
4 minutes
Being on the Cutting Edge
2012-Jun-15
4 minutes
Getting a Handle on Obesity
2012-Jun-15
4 minutes
Keeping Things in Focus - Part 1
2011-Oct-05
4 minutes
Keeping Things in Focus - Part 2
2011-Oct-05
4 minutes
Harnessing Wind Power - Part 1
2011-Oct-05
4 minutes
Harnessing Wind Power - Part 2
2011-Oct-05
4 minutes
Keeping the beat - Part 1
2011-Oct-05
4 minutes
Keeping the beat - Part 2
2011-Oct-05
4 minutes
Sustaining the Supply Chain - Part 1
2011-Jul-12
5 minutes
Sustaining the Supply Chain - Part 2
2011-Jul-12
4 minutes
Answering the Question, and Vice Versa
2011-Jul-12
7 minutes
Sounding the Alarm - Part 1
2011-Jun-16
8 minutes
Sounding the Alarm - Part 2
2011-Jun-16
8 minutes
Putting Another Cork in It - Part 1
2011-Apr-21
6 minutes
Putting Another Cork in It - Part 2
2011-Apr-21
5 minutes
Assigning Seats - Part 1
2010-Dec-10
6 minutes
Assigning Seats - Part 2
2010-Dec-10
3 minutes
Knowing Rogues - Part 1
2010-Dec-10
6 minutes
Knowing Rogues - Part 2
2010-Dec-10
5 minutes
Creating Something out of (Next to) Nothing
2010-Dec-10
8 minutes
Getting at the Truth - Part 1
2010-Dec-10
3 minutes
Getting at the Truth - Part 2
2010-Dec-10
6 minutes
Resisting the Spread of Disease - Part 1
2009-Sep-28
6 minutes
Resisting the Spread of Disease - Part 2
2009-Sep-28
6 minutes
Predicting Climate - Part 1
2009-Sep-16
6 minutes
Predicting Climate - Part 2
2009-Sep-16
5 minutes
Matching Vital Needs - Increasing the number of live-donor kidney transplants
2009-Jul-01
10 minutes
Pulling Out (from) All the Stops - Visiting all of NY's subway stops in record time
2009-May-18
10 minutes
Working It Out. Math solves a mystery about the opening of "A Hard Day's Night."
2009-Apr-10
7 minutes
Getting It Together
2008-Dec-01
7 minutes
Restoring Genius - Discovering lost works of Archimedes - Part 1
2008-Nov-13
5 minutes
Restoring Genius - Discovering lost works of Archimedes - Part 2
2008-Nov-13
7 minutes
Improving Stents - Part 1
2008-Nov-13
7 minutes
Improving Stents - Part 2
2008-Nov-13
5 minutes
Steering Towards Efficiency
2008-Aug-28
7 minutes
Hearing a Master.s Voice
2008-Jun-05
4 minutes
Going with the Floes - Part 1
2008-Jun-05
10 minutes
Going with the Floes - Part 2
2008-Jun-05
7 minutes
Going with the Floes - Part 3
2008-Jun-05
10 minutes
Going with the Floes - Part 4
2008-Jun-05
7 minutes
Bending It Like Bernoulli
2008-Apr-14
8 minutes
Tripping the Light-Fantastic
2008-Feb-14
8 minutes
Unearthing Power Lines
2008-Feb-14
8 minutes
Making Votes Count
2008-Feb-14
8 minutes
Folding for Fun and Function
2008-Feb-14
8 minutes
Finding Fake Photos
2007-Dec-26
8 minutes
Putting Music on the Map
2007-Dec-26
8 minutes
Pinpointing Style
2007-Dec-26
6 minutes
Predicting Storm Surge
2007-Dec-26
12 minutes
Targeting Tumors
2007-Dec-26
9 minutes
Making Movies Come Alive
2005-Jun-15
6 minutes