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How to Estimate Hours Left Until Sunset

Do you know that math can help you survive? I’m not talking about jobs, money, and feeding yourself—I mean the lost in the wilderness, life depends on it kind of surviving. How does this work? Keep on reading The Math Dude to find out

October 14, 2015 — Math Dude Jason Marshall

The Errors of Albert

Physicist and cosmologist Lawrence Krauss, director of the Origins Project at Arizona State University, talks about his article "What Einstein Got Wrong," in Scientific American’s September issue, devoted to the 100th anniversary of Einstein’s publication of general relativity  

September 2, 2015 — Steve Mirsky
What Einstein Got Wrong

What Einstein Got Wrong

Everyone makes mistakes. But those of the legendary physicist are particularly illuminating

August 20, 2015 — Lawrence M. Krauss
How to Get to the Fourth Dimension

How to Get to the Fourth Dimension

A new book offers mathematical puzzles, such as fitting a coin through a hole that seems too small to accommodate it

July 31, 2015 — Colm Mulcahy

What Is the Famous Monty Hall Problem?

Ever heard of the Monty Hall problem? If so, did the world famous brain teaser leave you flummoxed? If not, how does getting flummoxed—and then just as quickly un-flummoxed—sound? Hopefully you're up for the challenge (and the fun) because that's exactly what's in store for today!

June 24, 2015 — Math Dude Jason Marshall

Restore Research to Preserve the American Dream

Norman Augustine, former CEO of Lockheed Martin and former undersecretary of the Army talks about the report he co-chaired for the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, "Restoring the Foundation: The Vital Role of Research in Preserving the American Dream"    

June 23, 2015 — Steve Mirsky

Take a Bite out of the Math of Math

Mathematician Eugenia Cheng, tenured in the School of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Sheffield in the U.K. and currently Scientist in Residence at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago talks about her new book How to Bake Pi: An Edible Exploration of the Mathematics of Mathematics     

June 2, 2015 — Steve Mirsky and Clara Moskowitz

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