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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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    • 4.8 • 81 Ratings

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 78 - Daina Taimina

    Episode 78 - Daina Taimina

    Daina Taimina is famous for her adventures in mathematical crocheting, but her favorite theorem comes from Desargues. She also likes to travel.

    • 27 min
    Episode 77 - Tien Chih

    Episode 77 - Tien Chih

    Tien Chih loves combinatorics, which means he really loves proving things by induction. In this episode we have a good time learning about this incredibly useful technique in mathematics.

    • 25 min
    Episode 76 - Math Students of CSULA

    Episode 76 - Math Students of CSULA

    We are joined by a group of math students at Cal State University in Los Angeles for a diverse collection of theorems and pairings.

    • 58 min
    Episode 75 - Dave Kung

    Episode 75 - Dave Kung

    We can't believe it took 75 episodes to get to the Banach-Tarski paradox, but finally Dave Kung chose it as his favorite theorem. Also, Enigma Variations.

    • 30 min
    Episode 74 - Priyam Patel

    Episode 74 - Priyam Patel

    An old favorite theorem makes its third appearance on the pod, but we always like to learn new points of view. Priyam Patel likes the Brouwer Fixed Point theorem, and this time we learn how it helps classify isometries of hyperbolic space. Also, rock climbing.

    • 42 min
    Episode 73 - Courtney Gibbons

    Episode 73 - Courtney Gibbons

    Courtney Gibbons likes isomorphism theorems. All three of them, in fact, and she wants to remind you they are due to Emmy Noether, despite most textbooks ignoring that fact. Also, bunnies.

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
81 Ratings

81 Ratings

CarlLeGrone ,

Very interesting theorems

Very neat theorems and many kinds of mathematicians.

M.S.Meatball ,

Learn Something New Each Episode

The hosts have on great guests, who do deep dives into their favorite theorems. The episodes range in accessibility, but there are interesting take aways from every episode.

johnnerbonner ,

Turned off from the beginning

What was that all about? The guest could have simply stated what it was about calculus that fascinated her and then given the Wikipedia example and that would have taken 3 minutes. The rest of the podcast is simply uninformative drivel. Thanks for wasting my time.

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