Mathematical Moments From The American Mathematical Society

Sinopsis

The American Mathematical Societys Mathematical Moments program promotes appreciation and understanding of the role mathematics plays in science, nature, technology, and human culture. Listen to researchers talk about how they use math: from presenting realistic animation to beating cancer.

Episodios

  • Picturing Powehi

    Picturing Powehi

    23/09/2019 Duración: 04min

    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."

  • Unmasking Deepfakes

    Unmasking Deepfakes

    23/09/2019 Duración: 04min

    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."

  • Making Beautiful Mathematics

    Making Beautiful Mathematics

    23/09/2019 Duración: 04min

    Rob Schneiderman talks about the metaphorical connections between math and music

  • Keeping People Alive Part 2

    Keeping People Alive Part 2

    19/08/2019 Duración: 04min

    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."

  • Keeping People Alive Part 1

    Keeping People Alive Part 1

    19/08/2019 Duración: 04min

    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."

  • Making the Earth Flat

    Making the Earth Flat

    12/06/2019 Duración: 04min

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

  • Screening for Autism

    Screening for Autism

    10/06/2019 Duración: 04min

    Researcher: Jordan Hashemi, Duke University Description: Jordan Hashemi talks about an easy-to-use app to screen for autism.

  • Unbunching Buses

    Unbunching Buses

    09/06/2019 Duración: 04min

    Researchers: Vikash V. Gayah and S. Ilgin Guler, Pennsylvania State University Description: Gayah and Guler talk about mitigating the clustering of buses on a route.

  • Winning the Race

    Winning the Race

    02/06/2019 Duración: 04min

    Researcher: Christine Darden, NASA (retired) Description: Christine Darden on working at NASA.

  • Revolutionizing an Industry

    Revolutionizing an Industry

    17/09/2018 Duración: 04min

    Researchers: Christopher Brinton, Zoomi, Inc. and Princeton University, and Mung Chiang, Purdue University Moment: http://www.ams.org/samplings/mathmoments/mm139-netflix.pdf Description: Christopher Brinton and Mung Chiang talk about the Netflix Prize competition.

  • Going Into a Shell

    Going Into a Shell

    17/09/2018 Duración: 04min

    Researcher: Derek Moulton, University of Oxford Moment: http://www.ams.org/samplings/mathmoments/mm138-shells.pdf Description: Derek Moulton explains the math behind the shapes of seashells.

  • Keeping the Roof On

    Keeping the Roof On

    17/09/2018 Duración: 04min

    Researcher: Stefan Siegmund, TU-Dresden Moment: http://www.ams.org/samplings/mathmoments/mm137-hurricane.pdf Description: Stefan Siegmund talks about his an invention to protect homes during hurricanes.

  • Scoring with New Thinking

    Scoring with New Thinking

    17/09/2018 Duración: 04min

    Researcher: Andy Andres, Boston University Moment: http://www.ams.org/samplings/mathmoments/mm136-baseball.pdf Andy Andres on baseball analytics.

  • Generating Patterns Part 2

    Generating Patterns Part 2

    22/08/2017 Duración: 04min

    Researcher: Michel C. Molinkovitch, University of Geneva Description: Michel C. Milinkovitch used math, physics, and biology for an amazing discovery about the patterns on a lizard's skin.

  • Generating Patterns Part 1

    Generating Patterns Part 1

    22/08/2017 Duración: 04min

    Researcher: Michel C. Molinkovitch, University of Geneva Description: Michel C. Milinkovitch used math, physics, and biology for an amazing discovery about the patterns on a lizard's skin.

  • Hunting for Planets

    Hunting for Planets

    22/08/2017 Duración: 04min

    Researcher: Konstantin Batygin, Caltech Description: Konstantin Batygin talks about using math to investigate the existence of Planet Nine.

  • Designing Better Bicycles

    Designing Better Bicycles

    10/05/2017 Duración: 04min

    Researcher: Jim Papadopoulos, Northeastern University Description: Jim Papadopoulos talks about his years of research analyzing bicycles.

  • Maintaining a Balance Part 2

    Maintaining a Balance Part 2

    11/10/2016 Duración: 04min

    Researcher: Daniel Rothman, MIT. Dan Rothman talks about how math helped understand a mass extinction.

  • Maintaining a Balance Part 1

    Maintaining a Balance Part 1

    11/10/2016 Duración: 04min

    Researcher: Daniel Rothman, MIT. Dan Rothman talks about how math helped understand a mass extinction.

  • Trimming Taxiing Time

    Trimming Taxiing Time

    11/10/2016 Duración: 04min

    Researcher: Hamsa Balakrishnan, MIT. Hamsa Balakrishnan talks about her work to shorten airport runway queues.

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