Relatively prime – Stories from the mathematical domain

Relatively prime – Stories from the mathematical domain

Yesterday I listened to an episode of Relatively prime called Chinook. And it has been one of the most compelling stories I have ever heard. It was a fantastic but also sad story about checkers and man against machine, a battle that lasted two decades.

Relatively Prime is a series of eight shows all about the stories behind mathematics that was funded through Kickstarter. I promoted it here on the blog back then, but I never got around to backing it. I was too reluctant to the kickstarter idea, which was completely new to me. Something I sincerely regret today. Continue reading →

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Relatively prime – Stories from the Mathematical Domain

Samuel Hansen has come up with the great proposal of making an 8 part podcast called Relatively prime which he describes as

Relatively Prime will be an 8 episode audio podcast featuring stories from the world of mathematics. Tackling questions like: is it true that you are only 7 seven handshakes from the President, what exactly is a micromort, and how did 39 people commenting on a blog manage to prove a deep theorem. Relatively Prime will feature interviews with leaders of mathematics, as well as the unsung foot soldiers that push the mathematical machine forward. With each episode structured around topics such as: The Shape of Things, Risk, and Calculus Wars, Relatively Prime will illuminate each area by delving into the history, applications, and people that underlie the subject that is the foundation of all science.

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