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Mathematics in Pop Culture

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Mathematics in Pop Culture

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Mathematics in Pop Culture

Mathematics in Pop Culture

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We take a look at how math is turning up in shows like The Simpsons and Numb3rs. And writer Keith Devlin talks about the natural instinct people have for math.

Guests:

Keith Devlin, author, The Math Instinct; executive director, Center for the Study of Language and Information; consulting professor, Stanford University

Robert Osserman, professor emeritus at Stanford; special projects director at Mathematical Sciences Research Institute in Berkeley, Calif.

Sarah Greenwald, associate professor, Department of Mathematics, Appalachian State University, Boone, N.C.

Gary Lorden, math technical consultant for the TV show Numb3rs; Professor of mathematics, head of mathematics department, California Institute of Technology