259 episodes

Welcome to Math Mutation, a podcast for people of all ages where we discuss fun, interesting, or just plain weird corners of mathematics that you would not have heard in school.(Feedback email erik@mathmutation.com).

Math Mutation Erik Seligman

    • Natural Sciences

Welcome to Math Mutation, a podcast for people of all ages where we discuss fun, interesting, or just plain weird corners of mathematics that you would not have heard in school.(Feedback email erik@mathmutation.com).

    Math Mutation 258: Memory or Knot

    Math Mutation 258: Memory or Knot

    Exploring the Incas' clever "quipu" system of data storage.

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    • 4 min
    Math Mutation 257: Turning Things Sideways in Time

    Math Mutation 257: Turning Things Sideways in Time

    Are memories just wires turned sideways in time?

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    • 4 min
    Math Mutation 256: Crazy Eyed Fish

    Math Mutation 256: Crazy Eyed Fish

    How symmetry and asymmetry naturally evolve in living creatures.

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    • 4 min
    Math Mutation 255: Mountain Climbing with Dawkins

    Math Mutation 255: Mountain Climbing with Dawkins

    How Richard Dawkins' metaphor of "Mount Improbable" explains the evolution of the human eye.

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    • 5 min
    Math Mutation 254: How To Annoy Your Cat

    Math Mutation 254: How To Annoy Your Cat

    The mathematics of falling cats.

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    • 4 min
    Math Mutation 253: Making Jewelry With Fermat

    Math Mutation 253: Making Jewelry With Fermat

    We discuss Fermat's Little Theorem, along with an elegant visual proof.

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    • 4 min

Customer Reviews

Statisticus ,

Fascinating mathematical snippets

Erik's podcast explores the public highways and the fascinating side roads of mathematics. Maths is all around us, driving our science and engineering and communications, and this podcast will enhance your appreciation of maths that is widely used and maths that is just for fun. I have a Masters degree in maths and work as a professional statistician, and I keep learning new and wonderful things from Erik's podcast.

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One of my favourites

Always interesting to listen to- the only thing that would make it better was if Erik was more spontaneous.

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