112 episodes

The Mathematical Moments program promotes appreciation and understanding of the role mathematics plays in science, nature, technology, and human culture. Hear people talk about how they use mathematics in various applications from improving film animation to analyzing voting strategies.

Mathematical Moments from the American Mathematical Society American Mathematical Society

    • Natural Sciences

The Mathematical Moments program promotes appreciation and understanding of the role mathematics plays in science, nature, technology, and human culture. Hear people talk about how they use mathematics in various applications from improving film animation to analyzing voting strategies.

    Picturing Powehi

    Picturing Powehi

    Fumie Tazaki talks about creating the first image of a black hole and its shadow, which relied on Fourier transforms. About the work to make the image, she says, "Our collaboration has 200 members and we did it with all of our efforts."

    • 4 min
    Unmasking Deepfakes

    Unmasking Deepfakes

    Hany Farid talks about fighting fake videos: "Mathematically, there's a lot of linear algebra, multivariate calculus, probability and statistics, and then a lot of techniques from pattern recognition, signal processing, and image processing."

    • 4 min
    Making Beautiful Mathematics

    Making Beautiful Mathematics

    Rob Schneiderman talks about the metaphorical connections between math and music

    • 4 min
    Keeping People Alive Part 2

    Keeping People Alive Part 2

    Steven Strogatz and Mary Bushman talk about math's role in controlling HIV and understanding malaria, respectively. Mary Bushman says, "It's really cool to try and use math to nail down some questions that have gone unanswered for a really long time."

    • 4 min
    Keeping People Alive Part 1

    Keeping People Alive Part 1

    Steven Strogatz and Mary Bushman talk about math's role in controlling HIV and understanding malaria, respectively. Mary Bushman says, "It's really cool to try and use math to nail down some questions that have gone unanswered for a really long time."

    • 4 min
    Making the Earth Flat

    Making the Earth Flat

    Tom Patterson and Bojan Savric discuss the Equal Earth projection map that they created with Bernhard Jenny.

    • 4 min

Customer Reviews

Nerdy_Brunette ,

Great info but poor sound quality

Loved getting info on all sorts of careers in math; however, the sound levels are uneven and often too low. It is hard to hear some parts of it, especially the people being interviewed. It’s frustrating but the information I’m getting is worth it. Looking forward to incorporating this knowledge with my students.

toussaint83 ,

Great

Whenever my students ask why they should pursue a degree in mathematics, I show them this podcast. They quickly learn and enjoy the vast plethora of careers in math.

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