Math Mutation
 Author: Vários
 Narrator: Vários
 Publisher: Podcast
 Duration: 21:36:12
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Synopsis
Welcome to Math Mutation, a podcast for people of all ages where we discuss fun, interesting, or just plain weird corners of mathematics that you would not have heard in school.(Feedback email erik@mathmutation.com).
Episodes

Math Mutation 269: A Good Use of Downtime
25/04/2021 Duration: 04minWe discuss a strange mathematical experiment conducted in a World War II prison camp. (Send feeback to erik@mathmutation.com)

Math Mutation 268: The Right Way To Gamble
19/03/2021 Duration: 03minWhen does it make sense to bet it all on a single spin of the roulette wheel? (Send feeback to erik@mathmutation.com)

Math Mutation 267: Free Will Isn't Free
05/02/2021 Duration: 05minDo the nondeterministic calculations of quantum physics inevitably lead to proof of free will? (Send feeback to erik@mathmutation.com)

Math Mutation 266: A Number Is A Number
25/12/2020 Duration: 04minWe explore Bertrand Russell's settheoretic definition of whole numbers. (Send feeback to erik@mathmutation.com)

Math Mutation 265: Defining Numbers, Sort of
30/11/2020 Duration: 05minIs there a fundamental set of axioms we can use to define whole numbers? (Send feeback to erik@mathmutation.com)

Math Mutation 264: Unbalanced Society
11/10/2020 Duration: 05minWe explore some of Alfred Korzybski's odd ideas about using math to remake society. (Send feeback to erik@mathmutation.com)

Math Mutation 263: Asimov vs Doyle
06/09/2020 Duration: 05minWas Sherlock Holmes' archnemesis Moriarty really a mathematical genius? (Send feeback to erik@mathmutation.com)

Math Mutation 262: My Bathroom Needs More Beryllium
31/07/2020 Duration: 05minHow to combine magic squares and Feng Shui. (Send feeback to erik@mathmutation.com)

Math Mutation 261: The Mystery of the S
28/06/2020 Duration: 03minIs the title of this podcast missing an S? (Send feeback to erik@mathmutation.com)

Math Mutation 260: The Conway Criterion
17/05/2020 Duration: 05minHow much can you deform hexagonal tiles and still cover your bathroom floor? (Send feeback to erik@mathmutation.com)

Math Mutation 259: Is Reality Really Real?
08/02/2020 Duration: 05minDoes Donald Hoffman's book "The Case Against Reality" prove everything we perceive is wrong? (Send feeback to erik@mathmutation.com)

Math Mutation 258: Memory or Knot
25/01/2020 Duration: 04minExploring the Incas' clever "quipu" system of data storage. (Send feeback to erik@mathmutation.com)

Math Mutation 257: Turning Things Sideways in Time
29/12/2019 Duration: 04minAre memories just wires turned sideways in time? (Send feeback to erik@mathmutation.com)

Math Mutation 256: Crazy Eyed Fish
30/11/2019 Duration: 04minHow symmetry and asymmetry naturally evolve in living creatures. (Send feeback to erik@mathmutation.com)

Math Mutation 255: Mountain Climbing with Dawkins
13/10/2019 Duration: 05minHow Richard Dawkins' metaphor of "Mount Improbable" explains the evolution of the human eye. (Send feeback to erik@mathmutation.com)

Math Mutation 254: How To Annoy Your Cat
18/08/2019 Duration: 04minThe mathematics of falling cats. (Send feeback to erik@mathmutation.com)

Math Mutation 253: Making Jewelry With Fermat
21/07/2019 Duration: 04minWe discuss Fermat's Little Theorem, along with an elegant visual proof. (Send feeback to erik@mathmutation.com)

Math Mutation 252: A Mathematician Translating Pushkin?
23/06/2019 Duration: 04minWhy did a famous math author translate a classic Russian epic poem? (Send feeback to erik@mathmutation.com)

Math Mutation 251: Paradoxes, Mathematical Oddities, and Formal Verification
26/05/2019 Duration: 40minAudio of a recent conference talk relating Math Mutation topics to the verification of processor designs. (Send feeback to erik@mathmutation.com)

Math Mutation 250: Life on the Long Tail
31/03/2019 Duration: 06minHow the Long Tail theory enables Math Mutation to exist. (Send feeback to erik@mathmutation.com)