Mathematician Ranthony Edmonds likes factorization in general, so it's no surprise her favorite theorem is the Fundamental Theorem of Arithmetic. And some history. And mead.
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Episode 70 - Joel David Hamkins
39:45Mathematician and philosopher Joel David Hamkins likes games (whatever those are) and his favorite theorem is that winning strategies exist. This requires defining "games", "strategies", and all kinds of other stuff. Also chess.
Episode 69 - Ranthony Edmonds
36:11Mathematician Ranthony Edmonds likes factorization in general, so it's no surprise her favorite theorem is the Fundamental Theorem of Arithmetic. And some history. And mead.
Episode 68 - Rekha Thomas
27:00Mathematician Rekha Thomas likes things to have applications, and nothing fits that bill better than linear algebra. In this episode we learn that the singular value decomposition gives us a lot more information than you might have realized. Also, migratory birds.
Episode 67 - Liz Munch
33:08Mathematician Liz Munch really likes the duality inherent in the Max Flow-Min Cut Theorem. And harps.
Episode 66 - Érika Roldán
37:08Mathematician Érika Roldán likes probability and topology and all kinds of fun stuff. Her favorite theorem involves card shuffling, but it eventually leads to Tetris. Also 3D art.
Episode 65 - Howard Masur
28:50Howard Masur likes the Riemann Mapping Theorem, a result relating topology (simply connected subsets of the plane) and geometry (conformal mappings).
Episode 64 - Pamela Harris and Aris Winger
48:35Pamela Harris and Aris Winger have a podcast you should check out, but they also have favorite theorems as diverse as Zeckendorf's theorem about unique representations of integers as sums of Fibonacci numbers and the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. Also ceviche and pizza.
Episode 63 - Lily Khadjavi
50:33Mathematician Lily Khadjavi does more interviewing than we do in this episode, as she proposes a taxonomy of theorems.
Episode 62 - Tai-Danae Bradley
31:50Mathematician Tai-Danae Bradley is very excited about the singular value decomposition. And category theory. And Dum Dums.
Episode 61 - Yoon Ha Lee
22:23Science fiction author Yoon Ha Lee has degrees in mathematics and it shows. We revisit an old favorite, Cantor's diagonalization argument. Also waffles.