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My Favorite Theorem

Kevin Knudson & Evelyn Lamb

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My Favorite Theorem
My Favorite Theorem

My Favorite Theorem

Kevin Knudson & Evelyn Lamb

9
Followers
6
Plays
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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.

Latest Episodes

Episode 47 - Judy Walker

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

31 MINOCT 10
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Episode 47 - Judy Walker

Episode 46 - Adriana Salerno

Adriana Salerno loves one of the most famous arguments in mathematics--Cantor's Diagonalization Argument. We couldn't agree more (although we certainly agree plenty in the episode).

30 MINSEP 12
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Episode 46 - Adriana Salerno

Episode 45 - Your Flash Favorite Theorems

At the 2019 Joint Mathematics Meetings in Baltimore, Kevin and Evelyn asked lots of folks to tell us about their favorite results, and do it in a hurry. The pairings, thought of on the fly, do not disappoint.

35 MINAUG 8
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Episode 45 - Your Flash Favorite Theorems

Episode 44 - James Propp

In this episode James Propp challenges the obvious notion that things that don't change must be constant. Indeed, it would be an odd universe in which this were not true, but it very much depends upon, and is in fact equivalent to, the completeness of the real numbers. Also potato chips.

29 MINJUL 11
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Episode 44 - James Propp

Episode 43 - Matilde Lalin

Number theorist Matilde Lalin introduces us to the Congruent Number Problem: which integers can occur as the area of a right triangle with rational sides? This turns out to have deep connections to elliptic curves and the Birch and Swinnerton-Dyer Conjectures and other cool stuff.

28 MINJUN 13
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Episode 43 - Matilde Lalin

Episode 42 - Moon Duchin

Geometer Moon Duchin shares her favorite result, a wild generalization of the classical isoperimetric inequality to the landscape of infinite groups. Also politics and gerrymandering, of course.

24 MINMAY 9
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Episode 42 - Moon Duchin

Episode 41 - Suresh Venkatasubramanian

Our first computer scientist guest tells us about Fano's Inequality and tells us the best snack to enjoy with it.

30 MINAPR 25
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Episode 41 - Suresh Venkatasubramanian

Episode 40 - Ursula Whitcher

Mathematician Ursula Whitcher really likes mirror symmetry. And ramen. Find out what this is and why it pairs with noodle soup.

27 MINAPR 11
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Episode 40 - Ursula Whitcher

Episode 39 - Fawn Nguyen

Middle school math teacher Fawn Nguyen gets excited about right triangles and tells us all kinds of trivia about one of the most famous theorems in all of mathematics.

28 MINMAR 28
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Episode 39 - Fawn Nguyen

Episode 38 - Robert Ghrist

Prof. Rob Ghrist likes dynamics and his favorite theorem unifies the continuous and the discrete by relating the two essential operations in each. Fueled by Monster energy drink.

23 MINMAR 14
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Episode 38 - Robert Ghrist

Latest Episodes

Episode 47 - Judy Walker

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

31 MINOCT 10
Comments
Episode 47 - Judy Walker

Episode 46 - Adriana Salerno

Adriana Salerno loves one of the most famous arguments in mathematics--Cantor's Diagonalization Argument. We couldn't agree more (although we certainly agree plenty in the episode).

30 MINSEP 12
Comments
Episode 46 - Adriana Salerno

Episode 45 - Your Flash Favorite Theorems

At the 2019 Joint Mathematics Meetings in Baltimore, Kevin and Evelyn asked lots of folks to tell us about their favorite results, and do it in a hurry. The pairings, thought of on the fly, do not disappoint.

35 MINAUG 8
Comments
Episode 45 - Your Flash Favorite Theorems

Episode 44 - James Propp

In this episode James Propp challenges the obvious notion that things that don't change must be constant. Indeed, it would be an odd universe in which this were not true, but it very much depends upon, and is in fact equivalent to, the completeness of the real numbers. Also potato chips.

29 MINJUL 11
Comments
Episode 44 - James Propp

Episode 43 - Matilde Lalin

Number theorist Matilde Lalin introduces us to the Congruent Number Problem: which integers can occur as the area of a right triangle with rational sides? This turns out to have deep connections to elliptic curves and the Birch and Swinnerton-Dyer Conjectures and other cool stuff.

28 MINJUN 13
Comments
Episode 43 - Matilde Lalin

Episode 42 - Moon Duchin

Geometer Moon Duchin shares her favorite result, a wild generalization of the classical isoperimetric inequality to the landscape of infinite groups. Also politics and gerrymandering, of course.

24 MINMAY 9
Comments
Episode 42 - Moon Duchin

Episode 41 - Suresh Venkatasubramanian

Our first computer scientist guest tells us about Fano's Inequality and tells us the best snack to enjoy with it.

30 MINAPR 25
Comments
Episode 41 - Suresh Venkatasubramanian

Episode 40 - Ursula Whitcher

Mathematician Ursula Whitcher really likes mirror symmetry. And ramen. Find out what this is and why it pairs with noodle soup.

27 MINAPR 11
Comments
Episode 40 - Ursula Whitcher

Episode 39 - Fawn Nguyen

Middle school math teacher Fawn Nguyen gets excited about right triangles and tells us all kinds of trivia about one of the most famous theorems in all of mathematics.

28 MINMAR 28
Comments
Episode 39 - Fawn Nguyen

Episode 38 - Robert Ghrist

Prof. Rob Ghrist likes dynamics and his favorite theorem unifies the continuous and the discrete by relating the two essential operations in each. Fueled by Monster energy drink.

23 MINMAR 14
Comments
Episode 38 - Robert Ghrist
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