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On Being

Margaret Wertheim — The Grandeur and Limits of Science

Thursday, April 23, 2015

A passionate translator of the beauty and relevance of scientific questions, Margaret Wertheim is also wise about the limits of science to tell the whole story of the human self across history and culture.

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On Being

[Unedited] Margaret Wertheim with Krista Tippett

Thursday, April 23, 2015

A passionate translator of the beauty and relevance of scientific questions, Margaret Wertheim is also wise about the limits of science to tell the whole story of the human self across history and culture.

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The Takeaway

Ada Lovelace Reborn in Graphic Novel

Monday, April 20, 2015

Mathematician Ada Lovelace never got to complete her life's work, the "Analytical Engine," but her story is being revived in a new graphic novel, with a more happy ending.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Mathematical Proof That Defined The Universe, A Career

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Cédric Villani's work on one of the most surprising theories in classical physics earned him a Fields Medal, the most coveted prize in mathematics, in 2010.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Funny Numbers for the Math Phobic

Friday, December 19, 2014

Matt Parker, stand-up comedian and mathematician, Guardian contributor shares the fun of mathematics.

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On Being

Bernard Chazelle — Discovering the Cosmology of Bach

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Recorded in The Greene Space at WQXR, computer scientist Bernard Chazelle has an original take on what music works in us — especially the music of J.S. Bach.

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On Being

[Unedited] Bernard Chazelle with Krista Tippett

Thursday, November 13, 2014

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PRI's The World

An Iranian woman makes history in winning a math prize

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Maryam Mirzakhani is the first woman and the first Iranian to win the Fields Medal, math's most prestigious prize.

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On Being

Jim Bradley + Michael Ruse — The Evolution of the Science-Religion Debate

Thursday, June 26, 2014

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[Unedited] Jim Bradley and Michael Ruse with Krista Tippett

Thursday, June 26, 2014

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On Being

Janna Levin — Mathematics, Purpose, and Truth [remix]

Thursday, April 03, 2014

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On Being

[Unedited] Janna Levin with Krista Tippett

Thursday, April 03, 2014

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On Being

Keith Devlin — The Joy of Math: Learning and What It Means To Be Human

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Mathematical equations are like sonnets says Keith Devlin. What most of us learn in school, he says, doesn’t begin to convey what mathematics is.

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On Being

[Unedited] Keith Devlin with Krista Tippett

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Mathematical equations are like sonnets says Keith Devlin. What most of us learn in school, he says, doesn’t begin to convey what mathematics is.

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Radiolab

Watch Me Do Something Impossible In Three Totally Easy Steps

Thursday, August 08, 2013

What happens when your brain plays a trick on you, and you can't not believe it? Our brains, it turns out, are not prisoners of the world we live in. We can, any time we like, create the impossible ... at least on paper.

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On Being

S. James Gates — Uncovering the Codes for Reality [remix]

Thursday, June 06, 2013

Are we in the matrix? Physicist James Gates reveals why string theory stretches our imaginations about the nature of reality. Also, how failure makes us more complete, and imagination makes us more knowledgeable.

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On Being

[Unedited] S. James Gates Jr. and Krista Tippett

Thursday, June 06, 2013

Are we in the matrix? Physicist James Gates reveals why string theory stretches our imaginations about the nature of reality. Also, how failure makes us more complete, and imagination makes us more knowledgeable.

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WNYC Labs

Reading LEDs for crowdsourcing kits: Which way and why does it matter?

Thursday, May 02, 2013

In February, WNYC set out to design and build Cicada Trackers for the emergence of Brood II that occurs every 17 years. During development of the prototype we ran into a minor hurdle:  We wanted our listeners to be able to read the temperature from their sensor, but the ...

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Open Phones: Pi(e) Day!

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Today is Pi Day, where we celebrate both "π" and "pie." Glen Whitney, executive director of MoMath, discusses the mysteries of 3.14.... Plus, since we are never ones to let a good homonym pass by, we'll also talk about "pie." Do you see an intersection between math and baking? How do you plan to celebrate Pi Day? Call us at 212-433-WNYC, or 212-433-9692, or leave a comment here. 

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Schoolbook

Six-Year High School Model is a Game Changer

Monday, March 11, 2013

The principal of P-TECH said the challenge of getting his students ready for college-level courses inspired strategies that could be applied to other schools looking to ramp up math instruction.

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