150 episodes

2012 to 2024

Median: 56 minutes

Collection: Physics, Math, and Astronomy

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

➤ Interviews with mathematicians and authors • New mathematical books • Quantitative methods and applications • Mathematical history and theory • Mathematics in everyday life and societyThis podcast, "New Books in Mathematics," explores a wide range of topics that sit at the intersection of mathematics and other disciplines, shedding light on the diverse applications and cultural significance of mathematical thinking. Each episode is centered on interviews with authors of recent books that delve into mathematical themes, from historical and philosophical perspectives to practical applications in science and beyond. Discussions encompass how mathematical concepts are integrated into everyday life, engineering, literature, and even the political sphere.

Listeners can expect to explore the evolution of mathematical ideas and their impact on history and society. The podcast covers how mathematics is utilized in fields like game theory, logic, and quantum physics, as well as its roles in analyzing societal structures and informing public policy, such as electoral systems. Episodes also investigate mathematical storytelling, the cultural representation of mathematicians, and the challenges of communicating complex scientific ideas to broader audiences.

Themes of prediction, data analysis, and the intersection of mathematics with technology emerge as prominent subjects. The podcast offers insights into the ongoing dialogue between mathematics and digital advancements, including artificial intelligence, data visualization, and algorithm development. Educational strategies for teaching mathematics, with a particular focus on inclusivity and diverse representation within the mathematical community, are also discussed. This podcast provides a platform for exploring how mathematical thinking influences various aspects of modern life and human understanding, appealing to a wide audience interested in the ways mathematics shapes the world.

Episodes: |

Michael Gavin, "Literary Mathematics: Quantitative Theory for Textual Studies" (Stanford UP, 2022)2024-Sep-09 54 minutes |

Al Posamentier and Christian Speitzer, “The Mathematics of Everyday Life” (Prometheus Books, 2018)2024-Sep-08 54 minutes |

Brian Clegg, "Ten Patterns That Explain the Universe" (MIT Press, 2021)2024-Sep-02 52 minutes |

David J. Hand, "Dark Data: Why What You Don't Know Matters" (Princeton UP, 2020)2024-Jul-08 78 minutes |

Ann Johnson and Johannes Lenhard, "Cultures of Prediction: How Engineering and Science Evolve with Mathematical Tools" (MIT Press, 2024)2024-Jun-24 61 minutes |

Paulina Rowinska, "Mapmatics: How We Navigate the World Through Numbers" (Pan Macmillan, 2024)2024-Jun-19 56 minutes |

David S. Richeson, "Tales of Impossibility: The 2000-Year Quest to Solve the Mathematical Problems of Antiquity" (Princeton UP, 2019)2024-May-28 54 minutes |

Thomas A. Garrity, "All the Math You Missed (But Need to Know for Graduate School)" (Cambridge UP, 2021)2024-May-10 50 minutes |

Kevin Lambert, "Symbols and Things: Material Mathematics in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries" (U Pittsburgh Press, 2021)2024-Apr-15 80 minutes |

Ismar Volić, "Making Democracy Count: How Mathematics Improves Voting, Electoral Maps, and Representation" (Princeton UP, 2024)2024-Feb-01 39 minutes |

A Better Way to Buy Books2023-Sep-12 32 minutes |

Barbara Sattler, "The Concept of Motion in Ancient Greek Thought: Foundations in Logic, Method, and Mathematics" (Cambridge UP, 2020)2023-Aug-28 73 minutes |

Lawrence Goldman, "Victorians and Numbers: Statistics and Society in Nineteenth Century Britain" (Oxford UP, 2022)2023-Aug-25 91 minutes |

Milo Beckman, "Math Without Numbers" (Dutton, 2020)2023-Aug-17 55 minutes |

The Outer Limits of Reason: What Science, Mathematics, and Logic Cannot Tell Us2023-Jul-31 16 minutes |

Athene Donald, "Not Just for the Boys: Why We Need More Women in Science" (Oxford UP, 2023)2023-Jun-07 36 minutes |

Justin L. Bergner, "Solving the Price Is Right: How Mathematics Can Improve Your Decisions On and Off the Set of America's Celebrated Game Show" (Prometheus Books, 2023)2023-Apr-19 54 minutes |

Shelly M. Jones, "Women Who Count: Honoring African American Women Mathematicians" (American Mathematical Society, 2019)2023-Apr-16 56 minutes |

Alice and Bob Meet the Wall of Fire and A Prime Number Conspiracy2023-Apr-15 20 minutes |

Jeffrey Carpenter and Andrea Robbett, "Game Theory and Behavior" (MIT Press, 2022)2023-Jan-14 23 minutes |

James D. Stein, "Seduced by Mathematics: The Enduring Fascination of Mathematics" (World Scientific, 2022) Math2022-Dec-19 86 minutes |

John Allen Paulos, "Who's Counting?: Uniting Numbers and Narratives with Stories from Pop Culture, Puzzles, Politics, and More" (Prometheus, 2022)2022-Dec-18 58 minutes |

Alfred S. Posamentier, "The Secret Lives of Numbers: Numerals and Their Peculiarities in Mathematics and Beyond" (Prometheus Books, 2022)2022-Nov-23 54 minutes |

Probability2022-Nov-22 18 minutes |

Alexandr Draganov, "Mathematical Tools for Real-World Applications: A Gentle Introduction for Students and Practitioners" (MIT Press, 2022)2022-Nov-11 54 minutes |

Andrew Fiss, "Performing Math: A History of Communication and Anxiety in the American Mathematics Classroom" (Rutgers UP, 2020)2022-Nov-09 44 minutes |

David Kaiser, "Well, Doc, You're In: Freeman Dyson’s Journey through the Universe" (MIT Press, 2022)2022-Nov-02 70 minutes |

John Stillwell, "The Story of Proof: Logic and the History of Mathematics" (Princeton UP, 2022)2022-Oct-31 57 minutes |

Alberto Cairo, "How Charts Lie: Getting Smarter about Visual Information" (Norton, 2019)2022-Sep-23 57 minutes |

Karen Hunger Parshall, "The New Era in American Mathematics, 1920–1950" (Princeton UP, 2022)2022-Sep-12 70 minutes |

Peter Winkler, "Mathematical Puzzles" (A K Peters, 2020)2022-Aug-23 70 minutes |

Brian Cafarella, "Community College Mathematics: Past, Present, and Future" (CRC Press, 2022)2022-Aug-23 67 minutes |

Joseph Mileti, "Modern Mathematical Logic" (Cambridge UP, 2022)2022-Aug-15 47 minutes |

Ronald Meester and Klaas Slooten, "Probability and Forensic Evidence: Theory, Philosophy, and Applications" (Cambridge UP, 2021)2022-Aug-09 62 minutes |

Andrew Witt, "Formulations: Architecture, Mathematics, Culture" (MIT Press, 2022)2022-Jul-08 18 minutes |

Scott Gehlbach, "Formal Models of Domestic Politics" (Cambridge UP, 2021)2022-Jun-30 50 minutes |

Seth Stephens-Davidowitz, "Don't Trust Your Gut: Using Data to Get What You Really Want in LIfe" (Dey Street Books, 2022)2022-Jun-22 60 minutes |

Robert-Jan Smits and Rachael Pells, "Plan S for Shock: Science. Shock. Solution. Speed." (Ubiquity Press, 2022)2022-Jun-21 62 minutes |

Nikita Braguinski, "Mathematical Music: From Antiquity to Music AI" (Focal Press, 2022)2022-Jun-09 66 minutes |

Mindy Capaldi, "Teaching Mathematics Through Games" (American Mathematical Society, 2021)2022-May-10 51 minutes |

Dashun Wang and Albert-László Barabási, "The Science of Science" (Cambridge UP, 2021)2022-Apr-13 61 minutes |

Hilary Glasman-Deal, "Science Research Writing For Native and Non-Native Speakers of English" (World Scientific Publishing Europe, 2020)2022-Mar-31 66 minutes |

Thomas Haigh and Paul E. Ceruzzi, "A New History of Modern Computing" (MIT Press, 2021)2022-Mar-30 49 minutes |

Scott Timcke, "Algorithms and the End of Politics: How Technology Shapes 21st-Century American Life" (Bristol UP, 2021)2022-Mar-28 55 minutes |

N. J. Enfield, "Language Vs. Reality: Why Language Is Good for Lawyers and Bad for Scientists" (MIT Press, 2022)2022-Mar-23 68 minutes |

Stephen B. Heard, "The Scientist’s Guide to Writing: How to Write More Easily and Effectively Throughout Your Scientific Career, 2nd ed." (Princeton UP, 2022)2022-Mar-21 76 minutes |

Kate Crawford, "The Atlas of AI: Power, Politics, and the Planetary Costs of Artificial Intelligence" (Yale UP, 2021)2022-Mar-21 56 minutes |

Florian Jaton, "The Constitution of Algorithms: Ground-Truthing, Programming, Formulating" (MIT Press, 2021)2022-Mar-16 50 minutes |

Sarah Brayne, "Predict and Surveil: Data, Discretion, and the Future of Policing" (Oxford UP, 2020)2022-Mar-04 54 minutes |

Tony Veale, "Your Wit Is My Command: Building AIs with a Sense of Humor" (MIT Press, 2021)2022-Feb-16 65 minutes |

Aubrey Clayton, "Bernoulli's Fallacy: Statistical Illogic and the Crisis of Modern Science" (Columbia UP, 2021)2022-Feb-10 69 minutes |

Brian Cafarella, "Breaking Barriers: Student Success in Community College Mathematics" (A K Peters, 2021)2022-Feb-01 68 minutes |

Helga Nowotny, "In AI We Trust: Power, Illusion and Control of Predictive Algorithms" (Polity, 2021)2022-Jan-20 48 minutes |

Thomas Huckle and Tobias Neckel, "Bits and Bugs: A Scientific and Historical Review of Software Failures in Computational Science" (SIAM, 2019)2022-Jan-17 64 minutes |

David Sulzer, "Music, Math, and Mind: The Physics and Neuroscience of Music" (Columbia UP, 2021)2021-Dec-30 76 minutes |

James Wynn and G. Mitchell Reyes, "Arguing with Numbers: The Intersections of Rhetoric and Mathematics" (Pennsylvania State UP, 2021)2021-Dec-07 67 minutes |

Ian Stewart, “The Joy of Mathematics” (Open Agenda, 2021)2021-Nov-12 85 minutes |

Vicky Neale, "Why Study Mathematics?" (London Publishing Partnership, 2020)2021-Nov-05 54 minutes |

Brian Clegg, "Ten Patterns That Explain the Universe" (MIT Press, 2021)2021-Sep-28 52 minutes |

Chris Bleakley, "Poems That Solve Puzzles: The History and Science of Algorithms" (Oxford UP, 2020)2021-Sep-27 84 minutes |

Alfred S. Posamentier, "Math Tricks: The Surprising Wonders of Shapes and Numbers" (Prometheus Books, 2021)2021-Aug-30 54 minutes |

Rachel Steinig and Rodi Steinig, "Math Renaissance: Growing Math Circles, Changing Classrooms, and Creating Sustainable Math Education" (Natural Math, 2018)2021-Aug-26 61 minutes |

Satyan Devadoss and Matt Harvey, "Mage Merlin's Unsolved Mathematical Mysteries" (MIT Press, 2020)2021-Aug-10 68 minutes |

Artur Ekert, “Cryptoreality” (Open Agenda, 2021)2021-Aug-09 176 minutes |

Freeman Dyson, “Pushing the Boundaries” (Open Agenda, 2021)2021-Aug-06 105 minutes |

James Ladyman and K. Wiesner, "What Is a Complex System?" (Yale UP, 2020)2021-Jul-30 74 minutes |

James Robert Brown, “Plato’s Heaven: A User’s Guide” (Open Agenda, 2021)2021-Jul-22 89 minutes |

Ellen Peters, "Innumeracy in the Wild: Misunderstanding and Misusing Numbers" (Oxford UP, 2020)2021-May-31 68 minutes |

Dave Auckly, et al., "Inspiring Mathematics: Lessons from the Navajo Nation Math Circles" (AMS, 2019)2021-Apr-27 73 minutes |

Jonas Peters and Nicolai Meinshausen, "The Raven's Hat: Fallen Pictures, Rising Sequences, and Other Mathematical Games" (MIT Press, 2021)2021-Apr-02 57 minutes |

Eugenia Cheng, "x + y: A Mathematician's Manifesto for Rethinking Gender" (Basic Book, 2020)2021-Apr-01 42 minutes |

J. Rosenhouse, "Games for Your Mind: The History and Future of Logic Puzzles" (Princeton UP, 2020)2021-Jan-25 56 minutes |

Snezana Lawrence, "A New Year's Present from a Mathematician" (CRC Press, 2019)2021-Jan-08 55 minutes |

James D. Stein, "The Fate of Schrodinger's Cat: Using Math and Computers to Explore the Counterintuitive" (World Scientific, 2020)2020-Dec-07 75 minutes |

Anna Weltman, "Supermath: The Power of Numbers for Good and Evil" (Johns Hopkins UP, 2020)2020-Dec-01 107 minutes |

Alfred S. Posamentier, "The Joy of Geometry" (Prometheus, 2020)2020-Nov-11 57 minutes |

Susan D'Agostino, "How to Free Your Inner Mathematician: Notes on Mathematics and Life" (Oxford UP, 2020)2020-Sep-29 64 minutes |

Alfred Posamentier, "Mathematics Entertainment for the Millions" (World Scientific Publishing, 2020)2020-Sep-09 57 minutes |

David Bressoud, "Calculus Reordered: A History of the Big Ideas" (Princeton UP, 2019)2020-Aug-24 87 minutes |

Satyan Devadoss, "Mage Merlin's Unsolved Mathematical Mysteries" (MIT Press, 2020)2020-Aug-13 57 minutes |

Cailin O’Connor, "Games in the Philosophy of Biology" (Cambridge UP, 2020)2020-Jul-10 66 minutes |

B. Fong and D. I. Spivak, "An Invitation to Applied Category Theory: Seven Sketches in Compositionality" (Cambridge UP, 2019)2020-Jul-08 121 minutes |

Ben Cohen, "The Hot Hand: The Mystery and Science of Streaks" (Custom House, 2020)2020-Jun-25 43 minutes |

Brian Greene, "Until the End of Time: Mind, Matter, and Our Search for Meaning in an Evolving Universe" (Random House, 2020)2020-Jun-02 120 minutes |

sarah-marie belcastro, "Discrete Mathematics with Ducks" (CRC Press, 2018)2020-May-29 32 minutes |

Leslie M. Harris, "Slavery and the University: Histories and Legacies" (U Georgia Press, 2019)2020-Apr-28 59 minutes |

Alex Berke, "Beautiful Symmetry: A Coloring Book about Math" (MIT Press, 2020)2020-Apr-22 53 minutes |

Paul Nahin, "Hot Molecules, Cold Electrons" (Princeton UP, 2020)2020-Apr-03 52 minutes |

Matt Cook, "Sleight of Mind: 75 Ingenious Paradoxes in Mathematics, Physics, and Philosophy" (MIT Press, 2020)2020-Mar-30 54 minutes |

Al Posamentier, "Math Makers: The Lives and Works of 50 Famous Mathematicians" (Prometheus, 2020)2020-Mar-10 56 minutes |

Maureen T. Carroll and Elyn Rykken, "Geometry: The Line and the Circle" (MAA Press, 2018)2020-Feb-26 49 minutes |

Phillipa Chong, “Inside the Critics’ Circle: Book Reviewing in Uncertain Times” (Princeton UP, 2020)2020-Feb-25 42 minutes |

K. Linder et al., "Going Alt-Ac: A Guide to Alternative Academic Careers" (Stylus Publishing, 2020)2020-Jan-30 39 minutes |

Christopher J. Phillips, "Scouting and Scoring: How We Know What We Know About Baseball" (Princeton UP, 2019)2020-Jan-29 44 minutes |

Brian Clegg, "Conundrum: Crack the Ultimate Cipher Challenge" (Icon Books, 2019)2020-Jan-28 54 minutes |

David Spiegelhalter, "The Art of Statistics: How to Learn from Data" (Basic, 2019)2019-Dec-13 62 minutes |

Gary Meisner, "The Golden Ratio: The Divine Beauty of Mathematics" (Race Point Press, 2018)2019-Nov-22 40 minutes |

Julian Havil, "Curves for the Mathematically Curious" (Princeton UP, 2019)2019-Nov-15 59 minutes |

Margaret E. Schotte, "Sailing School: Navigating Science and Skill, 1550-1800" (Johns Hopkins UP, 2019)2019-Nov-14 56 minutes |

Kathryn Conrad on University Press Publishing2019-Nov-03 38 minutes |

J. Neuhaus, "Geeky Pedagogy: A Guide for Intellectuals, Introverts, and Nerds Who Want to Be Effective Teachers" (West Virginia UP, 2019)2019-Oct-24 32 minutes |

David Lindsay Roberts, "Republic of Numbers: Unexpected Stories of Mathematical Americans through History" (Johns Hopkins UP, 2019)2019-Oct-17 73 minutes |

Alfred S. Posamentier, "Tools to Help Your Children Learn Math" (WSPC, 2019)2019-Sep-16 57 minutes |

Davide Crippa, The Impossibility of Squaring the Circle in the 17th Century" (Birkhäuser, 2019)2019-Aug-28 60 minutes |

Chris Bernhardt, "Quantum Computing for Everyone" (MIT Press, 2019)2019-May-02 56 minutes |

Discussion of Massive Online Peer Review and Open Access Publishing2019-Mar-19 32 minutes |

Kartik Hosanagar, "A Human’s Guide to Machine Intelligence: How Algorithms Are Shaping Our Lives" (Viking, 2019)2019-Mar-12 55 minutes |

Andrew C. A. Elliott, “Is That a Big Number?” (Oxford UP, 2018)2018-Nov-09 53 minutes |

Eli Maor, “Music by the Numbers: From Pythagoras to Schoenberg” (Princeton UP, 2018)2018-Jul-18 56 minutes |

Vicky Neale, “Closing the Gap: The Quest to Understand Prime Numbers” (Oxford UP, 2017)2017-Dec-12 55 minutes |

Alfred Posamentier et. al., “The Joy of Mathematics: Marvels, Novelties, and Neglected Gems That Are Rarely Taught in Math Class” (Prometheus Books, 2017)2017-Oct-16 57 minutes |

Brian Clegg, “Big Data: How the Information Revolution Is Transforming Our Lives” (Icon Books, 2017)2017-Sep-19 54 minutes |

Brian Clegg, “The Reality Frame: Relativity and Our Place in the Universe” (Icon Books, 2017)2017-Jun-29 52 minutes |

Oscar Fernandez, “The Calculus of Happiness” (Princeton UP, 2017)2017-Jun-11 53 minutes |

David Danks, “Unifying the Mind: Cognitive Representations as Graphical Models” (MIT Press, 2014)2017-May-15 69 minutes |

Raffi Grinberg, “The Real Analysis Lifesaver: All the Tools You Need to Understand Proofs” (Princeton UP, 2017)2017-Feb-15 53 minutes |

Matthew L. Jones, “Reckoning with Matter: Calculating Machines, Innovation, and Thinking about Thinking from Pascal to Babbage” (U. Chicago Press, 2016)2017-Jan-23 64 minutes |

Brian Clegg, “Are Numbers Real? The Uncanny Relationship of Mathematics and the Physical World (St. Martin’s Press, 2016)2017-Jan-04 52 minutes |

Ian Stewart, “Calculating the Cosmos: How Mathematics Unveils the Universe” (Basic Books, 2016)2016-Dec-29 55 minutes |

Alfred Posamentier and Stephen Krulik, “Effective Techniques to Motivate Mathematics Instruction” (Routledge, 2016)2016-Oct-01 55 minutes |

Alfred S. Posamentier and Robert Geretschlager, “The Circle: A Mathematical Exploration Beyond the Line” (Prometheus Books, 2016)2016-Sep-11 55 minutes |

Beineke and Rosenhouse, eds., “The Mathematics of Various Entertaining Subjects: Research in Recreational Math” (Princeton UP, 2015)2016-May-23 55 minutes |

Adam Kucharski, “The Perfect Bet: How Science and Math Are Taking the Luck Out of Gambling” (Basic Books, 2016)2016-Mar-31 52 minutes |

James D. Stein, “L.A. Math: Romance, Crime, and Mathematics in the City of Angels” (Princeton UP, 2016)2016-Feb-24 59 minutes |

Lynn Gamwell, “Mathematics and Art: A Cultural History” (Princeton UP, 2015)2016-Jan-05 59 minutes |

Brian Clegg, “How Many Moons Does the Earth Have? The Ultimate Science Quiz Book” (Icon Books, 2015)2015-Dec-07 54 minutes |

Dan Bouk, “How Our Days Became Numbered: Risk and the Rise of the Statistical Individual” (U of Chicago Press, 2015)2015-Nov-23 44 minutes |

John Allen Paulos, “A Numerate Life” (Prometheus Books, 2015)2015-Nov-12 53 minutes |

Arthur Benjamin, “The Magic of Math” (Basic Book, 2015)2015-Sep-30 56 minutes |

Margaret Morrison, “Reconstructing Reality: Models, Mathematics, and Simulations” (Oxford UP, 2015)2015-Jul-15 68 minutes |

Christopher J. Phillips, “The New Math: A Political History” (U of Chicago Press, 2015)2015-Mar-26 67 minutes |

Colin Adams, “Zombies and Calculus” (Princeton UP, 2014)2014-Oct-15 53 minutes |

Jordan Ellenberg, “How Not To Be Wrong: The Power of Mathematical Thinking” (Penguin Press, 2014)2014-Jul-08 55 minutes |

Sue VanHattum, “Playing with Math: Stories from Math Circles, Homeschoolers, and Passionate Teachers” (Natural Math, 2015)2014-Jun-26 62 minutes |

Al Cuoco and Joe Rotman, “Learning Modern Algebra: From Early Attempts to Prove Fermat’s Last Theorem” (MAA, 2013)2014-Jun-20 75 minutes |

David Reimer, “Count Like an Egyptian: A Hands-on Introduction to Ancient Mathematics” (Princeton UP, 2014)2014-Jun-09 77 minutes |

Peter Gardenfors, “The Geometry of Meaning: Semantics Based on Conceptual Spaces” (MIT Press, 2014)2014-Jun-09 44 minutes |

Oscar E. Fernandez, “Everyday Calculus: Discovering the Hidden Math All around Us (Princeton UP, 2014)2014-Apr-17 53 minutes |

Michael Strevens, “Tychomancy: Inferring Probability from Causal Structure” (Harvard UP, 2013)2014-Apr-15 61 minutes |

Tim Chartier, “Math Bytes: Google Bombs, Chocolate-Covered Pi, and Other Cool Bits in Computing” (Princeton UP, 2014)2014-Apr-08 73 minutes |

Chuck Adler, “Wizards, Aliens, and Starships: Physics and Math in Fantasy and Science Fiction” (Princeton UP, 2014)2014-Feb-14 95 minutes |

Eli Maor and Eugen Jost, “Beautiful Geometry” (Princeton UP, 2014)2014-Feb-11 51 minutes |

Edward Frenkel, “Love and Math: The Heart of Hidden Reality” (Basic Books, 2013)2013-Nov-08 57 minutes |

Colm Mulcahy, “Mathematical Card Magic: Fifty-Two New Effects” (A K Peters, 2013)2013-Sep-26 76 minutes |

Brian Clegg, “Dice World: Science and Life in a Random Universe” (Icon Books, 2013)2013-Jun-04 53 minutes |

Leonard Wapner, “Unexpected Expectations: The Curiosities of a Mathematical Crystal Ball” (A.K. Peters, 2012)2013-May-06 57 minutes |

Lance Fortnow, “The Golden Ticket: P, NP, and the Search for the Impossible” (Princeton UP, 2013))2013-Apr-02 54 minutes |

Leila Schneps and Coralie Colmez, “Math on Trial” (Basic Books, 2013)2013-Mar-13 60 minutes |

Catherine Jami, “The Emperor’s New Mathematics: Western Learning and Imperial Authority During the Kangxi Reign (1662-1722)” (Oxford UP, 2012)2012-Oct-19 70 minutes |

Roger Hart, “The Chinese Roots of Linear Algebra” (Johns Hopkins UP, 2011)2012-Jul-27 68 minutes |