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Paul Dirac: "The Strangest Man" of Science, Part 2

Award-winning writer and physicist Graham Farmelo talks with podcast host Steve Mirsky about The Strangest Man, Farmelo's biography of Nobel Prize-winning theoretical physicist Paul Dirac. Part 2 of 2. Web sites related to this episode include www.thestrangestman.com and http://bit.ly/dirac1963

June 25, 2010 — Steve Mirsky

"The Strangest Man" of Science, Part 1

Award-winning writer and physicist Graham Farmelo talks with podcast host Steve Mirsky about The Strangest Man, Farmelo's biography of Nobel Prize-winning theoretical physicist Paul Dirac. Part 1 of 2. Web sites related to this episode include www.thestrangestman.com and http://bit.ly/dirac1963

June 24, 2010 — Steve Mirsky

Soccer Players Ranked with Network Analysis

Soccer generates fewer performance statistics than does a sport such as baseball. A network analysis approach enables researchers to gauge the value of individual players. Cynthia Graber reports

June 17, 2010

A Tribute to Martin Gardner, 1914-2010

For 25 years, he wrote Scientific American's Mathematical Games column, educating and entertaining minds as well as launching the careers of generations of mathematicians

May 25, 2010

Remembering Martin Gardner, with Douglas Hofstadter

Martin Gardner died May 22nd at 95. He wrote the Mathematical Games column for Scientific American magazine for 25 years and published more than 70 books. Podcast host Steve Mirsky talks with Gardner's friend Douglas Hofstadter, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid, about Martin Gardner

May 24, 2010 — Steve Mirsky

Music Listeners Like Harmony's Math

Students who listened to different chords rated as more pleasing the ones that Westerners think of as harmonious, the individual notes of which have definite mathematical relationships. Christopher Intagliata reports

May 20, 2010

Special Edition: Mysteries of the Mind