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Wrong, But Useful: Episode 54

In this month’s installment of Wrong, But Useful, Colin and Dave are joined by mathematical editor and proofreader @samhartburn. We apologise for the sound quality. We’ve done the best we can. Sam enjoys @robeastaway‘s Maths On The Go with her primary-school children. Dave plugs Colin’s books. It takes us some

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Wrong, But Useful: Episode 53

In this month’s episode of Wrong But Useful (#53), brought to you by the power of Lemsip and a day in bed, Colin and Dave are joined by Special Guest Co-Hosts @sean_jamshidi and #NikiWithoutTwitter, who are Sean Jamshidi and Niki Kalaydzhieva from Chalkdust Magazine1 in real life. Niki is an

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Wrong, But Useful: Episode 52

In this month’s episode of Wrong, But Useful, we are joined by maths communication superhero @stecks, who is Katie Steckles in real life. We discuss: Katie’s numerous and various activities as a maths freelancer, including maths busking and being a mathematician-in-residence at the Stephen Lawrence Gallery at the University of

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Wrong, But Useful: Episode 51, featuring @suedepom

Sue de Pomerai joins Colin and Dave for this month’s episode of Wrong, But Useful. We discuss: Her work for FMSP and MEI and, previously as a teacher Sue’s alter ego, Ada Lovelace, and getting more young women into maths Colin writes books: he mentions Cracking Mathematics and some good

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Wrong, But Useful: Episode 50

This month’s episode is the 2017 MathsJam special. What we talked about: Some tables Some talks we liked (featuring @reflectivemaths, @ajk_44, @zoelgriffifths (of whom more later), @macaronique, @chalkdustmag, @pecnut, @mscroggs, @televisionduck, Andrew Russell) Dave talks to @pecnut about his favourite bits, how to dress to give a lecture, Catchphrase1, oblongs,

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Wrong, But Useful: Episode 49

In this month’s episode of Wrong, But Useful, Colin and Dave are joined by Special Guest Co-Host @pecnut, who is Adam Townsend in real life. Adam studies the behaviour of sperm in mucus, and chocolate fountains1 – when he’s not editing @chalkdustmag – Issue 6 of which is available now

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Wrong, But Useful: Episode 48

In this month's episode of Wrong, But Useful, Colin and Dave are joined by @niveknosdunk, who is Professor Kevin Knudson in real life. Kevin, along with previous Special Guest Co-Host @evelynjlamb, has recently launched a podcast, My Favorite Theorem The number of the podcast is 12; Kevin introduces us to

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Wrong, But Useful: Episode 47

In this month's episode of Wrong, But Useful, we are joined by Special Guest Co-Host @jussumchick, who is Jo Sibley in real life. Colin's audio is unusually hissy in this one, which is why it’s a little late; he apologises for both inconveniences. We discuss: Jo's background and work with

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Wrong, But Useful: Episode 46

In this month's edition of Wrong, But Useful, @reflectivemaths and I are joined by special guest co-host @dragon_dodo, who is Dominika Vasilkova in real life. We discuss: What maths appeals to a physicist. Dominika's number of the podcast: $0.110001000000000000000001…$, Liouville's constant, which is $\sum_{n=1}^\infty 10^{-n!}$, the first constant to be

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Wrong, But Useful: Episode 45

In this episode of Wrong, But Useful1: We're joined by @ajk_44, who is Alison Kiddle from NRICH in real life. We ask Alison: how long has NRICH been going? How do you tell which problems you've covered before? Colin's number of the podcast is 13,532,396,179 (he mistakenly calls it quadrillions

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