My Favorite Theorem
By Kevin Knudson & Evelyn Lamb
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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.
||CleanEpisode 10 - Mohamed Omar||In which we let finite groups act and see what happens.||1/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 9 - Ami Radunskaya||In which we learn how functions get around.||12/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 8 - Justin Curry||In which we talk about Platonic solids.||12/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 7 - Henry Fowler||Pythagoras got his name on it, but the Navajo knew the theorem, too.||11/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6 - Eriko Hironaka||In which polynomial periodicity of the first Betti numbers of covers of quasiprojective varieties is discussed.||10/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5 - Dusa McDuff||Just how much can you squeeze a ball? Find out in this episode.||10/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4 - Jordan Ellenberg||Fermat is most famous for his "Last Theorem" but our guest prefers a different result.||9/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3 - Emille Davie Lawrence||How many holes would you like in your donut?||8/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2 - Dave Richeson||You know the formula for the area of a circle, but do you know who proved it?||8/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1 - Amie Wilkinson||In which University of Chicago mathematician Amie Wilkinson tells us about her favorite theorem.||7/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 0 - Your Hosts' Favorite Theorems||Our zeroth episode, setting the tone and introducing the format.||7/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
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The first episode had a discussion of the Uniformization theorem, ice cream, and the Borsuk-Ulam theorem. Instant five star rating tbh
I was pleasantly surprised that I was able to follow the math without any visual aids. For example, a case of Fermat’s “little” theorem was vividly explained using Pascal’s triangle and spinning prime-dimensional hypercubes, both examples boiling down to 2^p=1+1 mod p. Lovely!
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