Wednesday, January 11, 2012

NPR on the JMM

Well, here is something you do not hear every day: A human interest story on a national radio news program focusing on the joys and wonders of a national meetings of 6000+ mathematicians!

Go figure!!!!

National Public Radio decided to attend the Joint Mathematics Meetings of the American Mathematical Society and the Mathematical Association of America, the national gathering place for the year of all stripes of mathematicians, to see just what was happening there. The result was a report by Ari Daniel Shapiro entitled

A Unique Expression Of Love For Math

detailing the huge diversity of expression and study, both in the art and the science of mathematics, that mathematicians bring to their profession. The transcript and the audio of the piece is at the link.

What a nice way to view the world of mathematics that we see every day, but which most people never get a glimpse of.

Thank you, Ari and NPR!!

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