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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.

My Favorite Theorem 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.

    Episode 52 - Ben Orlin

    Episode 52 - Ben Orlin

    Ben Orlin is famous for his bad drawings. In this episode he tells us about Weierstrass's ultimate bad drawing--a continuous function that is nowhere differentiable.

    • 27 min
    Episode 51 - Carina Curto

    Episode 51 - Carina Curto

    Mathematician Carina Curto really likes the Perron-Frobenius Theorem. Listen to find out why this simple-sounding result is so important and useful.

    • 29 min
    Episode 50 - aBa

    Episode 50 - aBa

    aBa took a circuitous path to becoming a math professor. His favorite theorem is a number theory fact he figured out on the bus one day and it changed the course of his life.

    • 35 min
    Episode 49 - Edmund Harriss

    Episode 49 - Edmund Harriss

    Mathematician and artist Edmund Harriss thinks about geometry. A lot. And that means considering the Gauss-Bonnet Theorem and how it manifests in the real world.

    • 31 min
    Episode 48 - Sophie Carr

    Episode 48 - Sophie Carr

    Bayes's Theorem: love it or hate it you can't deny that it's a useful tool in probability. Join this year's most interesting mathematician Sophie Carr to find out why she loves this theorem so much.

    • 23 min
    Episode 47 - Judy Walker

    Episode 47 - Judy Walker

    Judy Walker loves coding theory and tells us all about her favorite ones in this episode. Elliptic curves FTW!

    • 31 min

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