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Maths at: Long-tailed tits & Lovelace

ETITS! Tits. TiTs... TIIIIIIITS,(tits)t...i...t...sYup, we we've found our level.This week we're joined by the wonderful (soon to be doctor) Natasha Ellison (good luck, Natasha!), from the Unviersity of Sheffield and she takes us on a whirlwind tour of her thesis results of where you should look for tits in a forest and how the mathematics stems from understanding wolf pack dynamics. Alongside our ecological leanings we also discuss Augusta Ada King, or Ada Lovelace to her friends. Tuesday 13th October marks Ada Lovelace day. As one of the first ever computer programmers to exist why not crack open your favourite programming language and have a go at saying:HELLO WORLD! Further reading:Follow Natasha on twitter; Learn more about Ada Lovelace day;How to say Hello World in 28 different programming languages. Subscribe viaiTunes. Follow us on twitter@PodcastMathsAt, as well as@ThomasEWoolley and @benmparker.

--1 w ago
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Maths at: Long-tailed tits & Lovelace

Maths at: Tidying & toilets

EIt is a truth universally acknowledged, that noone likes tidying up. So, if you want a reason to not bother then give us a listen. Once again your regulars, Ben, Liz and Thomas, seek answers to such questions as:Why are people in London Freezing?Do butterflies fart?How many toilets do you need to make everyone happy? All questions and no answers in today's Maths at: Further reading:House always messy? Just blame it on the second law of thermodynamicsNo more queuing at the ladies' roomDo butterflies fart? Subscribe viaiTunes. Follow us on twitter@PodcastMathsAt, as well as@ThomasEWoolley and @benmparker.

--2 w ago
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Maths at: Tidying & toilets

Maths at: Fantasy Football (Part 2)

EThe first episode got us all up to speed as to what on earth Fantasy Football was all about. The Maths at: team is now ready to plunder the depths of Josh's strategies and Thomas has been editing in haste. We can 100% guarantee that if you follow the strategy as specifed by Josh you will be in with a chance of winning and that's no Bull. Once again your regulars, Ben and Thomas, are joined by the knowledgable Hannah Veale and the intriguing Josh Bull. Gather round as they seek answers to such questions as:is it luck, or is it skill? is it better to have consistent scorers, or one off star strikers? why is everyone regressing to the mean? Of course, the simple answer is that you get reddit to do the hard work for you! See how in today's podcast. Further reading: Josh Bull's Fantasy Football page, which contains all the history of his choices.Why not have a go at your own Fantasy team through The official Fantasy Premier League? For actual tips on Fantasy Football, Josh recommends Red...

--SEP 14
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Maths at: Fantasy Football (Part 2)

Maths at: Fantasy Football (Part 1)

EWELCOME TO A NEW DIMENSION OF MATHS AT: We recorded our first ever video, so that we may delight your eyes, as well as your ear canals. However, for those of you still living in the 20th century we've stripped the video off. Of course, you'll miss the visual tom foolery, but we're sure that your imagination can fill in the blanks. Fantasy football is the name of the game today and your regulars Ben and Thomas are joined by the knowledgable Hannah Veale and the intriguing Josh Bull. Josh recently topped the Fantasy Premier League and we though we'd take the time to interview him about his secrets.At least, that was the plan. Unfortunately, the idea of "fantasy" led Thomas astray. So if you're interested in knowing the answers to such questions as:Why isn’t Gandalf available in fantasy football?Would Gandalf would be a good striker?Would Gandalf be a good head of a university? Then we're the podcast for you! Further reading: Josh Bull's twitter account contains all the latest Fantasy...

--AUG 14
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Maths at: Fantasy Football (Part 1)

Maths at: The Election

EWE'RE BACK FOR A ONE OFF SPECIAL! What could be special enough to bring us back? Well nothing more than a bloomin' election! That's right we're going to look at how maths infuses even our democratic duties. Today's discussion points: How are Thomas and Liz now that they're parents?How do we deal with having no perfect voting systems? Rude diagrams and asymptotes.All this and more in this week's Maths at. In you're interested in more political theory then the UK will be going to the polls on November 12th! Enough stats to make you go blind. Further reading: This YouTube Playlist provides a really wonderful overview of why all voting systems are bad.Take a look at what your vote is really worth at voterpower.org.How does tactical voting work? Subscribe viaiTunes. Follow us on twitter@PodcastMathsAt, as well as@ThomasEWoolley and @benmparker.

--2019 DEC 13
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Maths at: The Election

Maths at: Travelling Salesman

EThe government didn't want you to hear this podcast. They tried to pay us off! Just remember as you listen to it: we are not responsible for any repercussions if you decide to watch Travelling Salesman. Today's discussion points: How many tickets do you have to buy to win the lottery?Squashed research!How many actors can you have playing the same character?All this and more in this weeks Maths at In you're interested in watching Travelling Salesman you don't need to buy it off Amazon, you can just watch it on YouTube! They can't even give it away! Further reading: Should you feel guilty about watching the film on YouTube, you can give the creators your money, through their official website.An easy description of the P vs NP problem.Sorting algorithms through dance.Color visualization of sorting algorithms. Subscribe viaiTunes. Follow us on twitter@PodcastMathsAt, as well as@ThomasEWoolley and @benmparker.

--2019 AUG 16
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Maths at: Travelling Salesman

Maths at: Season 2 Bloopers

EWe can't be perfect all the time. From everyone at maths at have a good year and we hope to be back at some point in the future.

--2019 MAY 22
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Maths at: Season 2 Bloopers

Maths at: Magictown

EWE DID IT! Another series done! Marriages, prenancies, black holes, none of these stopped us getting the best quality maths film chat from our mouths to your ears. The question is: after all that will there be a third series? Today's discussion points: Are opinion polls pointless?Which way does the inequality point? What instrument can you play?All this and more in this weeks Maths at. In you're interested in watching Travelling Salesman you don't need to buy it off Amazon, you can just watch it on YouTube! Look a James Stewart's pretty face below. Further reading: Have a look at the New York Times' scathing review of this charming film.A Journalist’s Guide To Opinion Polls from the British polling council.Four times when having an online poll was a bad idea. Subscribe viaiTunes. Follow us on twitter@PodcastMathsAt, as well as@ThomasEWoolley and @benmparker.

--2019 MAY 21
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Maths at: Magictown

Maths at: Contact

EMaths at... proudly* sponsored by Prof. Elizabeth Baldwin!*we have no idea of how proud she is. Care to sponsor an episode? It'll cost you 77p!Sorry about the quality of Thomas' microphone, he had trouble recording. Won't happen again (until the next). This week we watched Contact and are joined, once again, by Dr William Taylor His enthusiasm is so infectious! So whilst he tried to educate us, we try to divert his attention with such discussion points as: Spice girls! A very strong start?We didn't do the "you can't be Sirius Joke!" (Although I did, but no-one laughed so I cut it. But feel free to add it back in... you'll know when).Jane Fonda, or Jodie Foster? Thomas is tired, Liz is Pregnant and Ben can't find his mass, can you find it? If you're interested in watching Contact you can follow the Amazon link below. Further reading links: Can you tell what the Arecibo Message is?Hubble Image of Galaxy Cluster Converted Into Sound Subscribe viaiTunes. Follow us on twitter@PodcastMathsAt, as well as@ThomasEWoolley and @benmparker.

--2019 APR 23
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Maths at: Contact

Maths at the Movies: The Martian

EAnother sexy, sexy episode this week as we are joined by the NAKED MATHEMATICIAN Dr Thomas Crawford Get ready to feel dull by comparison! Today's discussion points include:Everyone's links to Countdown;Thomas tells us about the Greeks;Can you tell the difference between Jeff Daniels and Jeff Bridges?So put your feet up, get comfortable and get naked, as we talk about this week's movie The Martian. If you're into watching The Martian, you can follow the link below. Further reading links:There is actually a website that maintains a fact file on every episode of Countdown. Why not have a look at how Ben did?Recently the rover Opportunity made the news as it lasted 5,352 sols after being planned for only 90 sols, but what did it discover? Fancy having a go at surviving through The Martian's maths problems? Subscribe viaiTunes. Follow us on twitter@PodcastMathsAt, as well as@ThomasEWoolley and @benmparker.

70 min2019 APR 9
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Maths at the Movies: The Martian

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Maths at: Long-tailed tits & Lovelace

ETITS! Tits. TiTs... TIIIIIIITS,(tits)t...i...t...sYup, we we've found our level.This week we're joined by the wonderful (soon to be doctor) Natasha Ellison (good luck, Natasha!), from the Unviersity of Sheffield and she takes us on a whirlwind tour of her thesis results of where you should look for tits in a forest and how the mathematics stems from understanding wolf pack dynamics. Alongside our ecological leanings we also discuss Augusta Ada King, or Ada Lovelace to her friends. Tuesday 13th October marks Ada Lovelace day. As one of the first ever computer programmers to exist why not crack open your favourite programming language and have a go at saying:HELLO WORLD! Further reading:Follow Natasha on twitter; Learn more about Ada Lovelace day;How to say Hello World in 28 different programming languages. Subscribe viaiTunes. Follow us on twitter@PodcastMathsAt, as well as@ThomasEWoolley and @benmparker.

--1 w ago
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Maths at: Long-tailed tits & Lovelace

Maths at: Tidying & toilets

EIt is a truth universally acknowledged, that noone likes tidying up. So, if you want a reason to not bother then give us a listen. Once again your regulars, Ben, Liz and Thomas, seek answers to such questions as:Why are people in London Freezing?Do butterflies fart?How many toilets do you need to make everyone happy? All questions and no answers in today's Maths at: Further reading:House always messy? Just blame it on the second law of thermodynamicsNo more queuing at the ladies' roomDo butterflies fart? Subscribe viaiTunes. Follow us on twitter@PodcastMathsAt, as well as@ThomasEWoolley and @benmparker.

--2 w ago
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Maths at: Tidying & toilets

Maths at: Fantasy Football (Part 2)

EThe first episode got us all up to speed as to what on earth Fantasy Football was all about. The Maths at: team is now ready to plunder the depths of Josh's strategies and Thomas has been editing in haste. We can 100% guarantee that if you follow the strategy as specifed by Josh you will be in with a chance of winning and that's no Bull. Once again your regulars, Ben and Thomas, are joined by the knowledgable Hannah Veale and the intriguing Josh Bull. Gather round as they seek answers to such questions as:is it luck, or is it skill? is it better to have consistent scorers, or one off star strikers? why is everyone regressing to the mean? Of course, the simple answer is that you get reddit to do the hard work for you! See how in today's podcast. Further reading: Josh Bull's Fantasy Football page, which contains all the history of his choices.Why not have a go at your own Fantasy team through The official Fantasy Premier League? For actual tips on Fantasy Football, Josh recommends Red...

--SEP 14
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Maths at: Fantasy Football (Part 2)

Maths at: Fantasy Football (Part 1)

EWELCOME TO A NEW DIMENSION OF MATHS AT: We recorded our first ever video, so that we may delight your eyes, as well as your ear canals. However, for those of you still living in the 20th century we've stripped the video off. Of course, you'll miss the visual tom foolery, but we're sure that your imagination can fill in the blanks. Fantasy football is the name of the game today and your regulars Ben and Thomas are joined by the knowledgable Hannah Veale and the intriguing Josh Bull. Josh recently topped the Fantasy Premier League and we though we'd take the time to interview him about his secrets.At least, that was the plan. Unfortunately, the idea of "fantasy" led Thomas astray. So if you're interested in knowing the answers to such questions as:Why isn’t Gandalf available in fantasy football?Would Gandalf would be a good striker?Would Gandalf be a good head of a university? Then we're the podcast for you! Further reading: Josh Bull's twitter account contains all the latest Fantasy...

--AUG 14
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Maths at: Fantasy Football (Part 1)

Maths at: The Election

EWE'RE BACK FOR A ONE OFF SPECIAL! What could be special enough to bring us back? Well nothing more than a bloomin' election! That's right we're going to look at how maths infuses even our democratic duties. Today's discussion points: How are Thomas and Liz now that they're parents?How do we deal with having no perfect voting systems? Rude diagrams and asymptotes.All this and more in this week's Maths at. In you're interested in more political theory then the UK will be going to the polls on November 12th! Enough stats to make you go blind. Further reading: This YouTube Playlist provides a really wonderful overview of why all voting systems are bad.Take a look at what your vote is really worth at voterpower.org.How does tactical voting work? Subscribe viaiTunes. Follow us on twitter@PodcastMathsAt, as well as@ThomasEWoolley and @benmparker.

--2019 DEC 13
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Maths at: The Election

Maths at: Travelling Salesman

EThe government didn't want you to hear this podcast. They tried to pay us off! Just remember as you listen to it: we are not responsible for any repercussions if you decide to watch Travelling Salesman. Today's discussion points: How many tickets do you have to buy to win the lottery?Squashed research!How many actors can you have playing the same character?All this and more in this weeks Maths at In you're interested in watching Travelling Salesman you don't need to buy it off Amazon, you can just watch it on YouTube! They can't even give it away! Further reading: Should you feel guilty about watching the film on YouTube, you can give the creators your money, through their official website.An easy description of the P vs NP problem.Sorting algorithms through dance.Color visualization of sorting algorithms. Subscribe viaiTunes. Follow us on twitter@PodcastMathsAt, as well as@ThomasEWoolley and @benmparker.

--2019 AUG 16
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Maths at: Travelling Salesman

Maths at: Season 2 Bloopers

EWe can't be perfect all the time. From everyone at maths at have a good year and we hope to be back at some point in the future.

--2019 MAY 22
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Maths at: Season 2 Bloopers

Maths at: Magictown

EWE DID IT! Another series done! Marriages, prenancies, black holes, none of these stopped us getting the best quality maths film chat from our mouths to your ears. The question is: after all that will there be a third series? Today's discussion points: Are opinion polls pointless?Which way does the inequality point? What instrument can you play?All this and more in this weeks Maths at. In you're interested in watching Travelling Salesman you don't need to buy it off Amazon, you can just watch it on YouTube! Look a James Stewart's pretty face below. Further reading: Have a look at the New York Times' scathing review of this charming film.A Journalist’s Guide To Opinion Polls from the British polling council.Four times when having an online poll was a bad idea. Subscribe viaiTunes. Follow us on twitter@PodcastMathsAt, as well as@ThomasEWoolley and @benmparker.

--2019 MAY 21
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Maths at: Magictown

Maths at: Contact

EMaths at... proudly* sponsored by Prof. Elizabeth Baldwin!*we have no idea of how proud she is. Care to sponsor an episode? It'll cost you 77p!Sorry about the quality of Thomas' microphone, he had trouble recording. Won't happen again (until the next). This week we watched Contact and are joined, once again, by Dr William Taylor His enthusiasm is so infectious! So whilst he tried to educate us, we try to divert his attention with such discussion points as: Spice girls! A very strong start?We didn't do the "you can't be Sirius Joke!" (Although I did, but no-one laughed so I cut it. But feel free to add it back in... you'll know when).Jane Fonda, or Jodie Foster? Thomas is tired, Liz is Pregnant and Ben can't find his mass, can you find it? If you're interested in watching Contact you can follow the Amazon link below. Further reading links: Can you tell what the Arecibo Message is?Hubble Image of Galaxy Cluster Converted Into Sound Subscribe viaiTunes. Follow us on twitter@PodcastMathsAt, as well as@ThomasEWoolley and @benmparker.

--2019 APR 23
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Maths at: Contact

Maths at the Movies: The Martian

EAnother sexy, sexy episode this week as we are joined by the NAKED MATHEMATICIAN Dr Thomas Crawford Get ready to feel dull by comparison! Today's discussion points include:Everyone's links to Countdown;Thomas tells us about the Greeks;Can you tell the difference between Jeff Daniels and Jeff Bridges?So put your feet up, get comfortable and get naked, as we talk about this week's movie The Martian. If you're into watching The Martian, you can follow the link below. Further reading links:There is actually a website that maintains a fact file on every episode of Countdown. Why not have a look at how Ben did?Recently the rover Opportunity made the news as it lasted 5,352 sols after being planned for only 90 sols, but what did it discover? Fancy having a go at surviving through The Martian's maths problems? Subscribe viaiTunes. Follow us on twitter@PodcastMathsAt, as well as@ThomasEWoolley and @benmparker.

70 min2019 APR 9
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Maths at the Movies: The Martian
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