AMS – Maths Moments

AMS – Maths Moments

  • Designing Better Bicycles

    Researcher: Jim Papadopoulos, Northeastern University<br /> Description: Jim Papadopoulos talks about his years of research analyzing bicycles. 

  • Farming Better

    Researchers: Eleanor Jenkins, Clemson University and Kathleen (Fowler) Kavanagh, Clarkson University. Lea Jenkins and Katie Kavanagh talk about their work making farming more efficient while using water wisely. 

  • Maintaining a Balance Part 2

    Researcher: Daniel Rothman, MIT. Dan Rothman talks about how math helped understand a mass extinction. 

  • Maintaining a Balance Part 1

    Researcher: Daniel Rothman, MIT. Dan Rothman talks about how math helped understand a mass extinction. 

  • Trimming Taxiing Time

    Researcher: Hamsa Balakrishnan, MIT. Hamsa Balakrishnan talks about her work to shorten airport runway queues. 

  • Making Art Work

    Researcher: Annalisa Crannell, Franklin & Marshall College. Annalisa Crannell on perspective in art. 

  • Explaining Rainbows

    Researcher: John A. Adam, Old Dominion University. John A. Adam explains the math and physics behind rainbows. 

  • Farming Better

    Researchers: Eleanor Jenkins, Clemson University, and Katie Kavanagh, Clarkson University. Eleanor Jenkins and Katie Kavanagh talk about their interdisciplinary team's work helping farmers. 

  • Dis-playing the Game of Thrones: Part 2

    Researcher: Andrew Beveridge, Macalester College <br /> Moment Title: Dis-playing the Game of Thrones <br /> Description: Andrew Beveridge uses math to analyze Game of Thrones. 

  • Dis-playing the Game of Thrones: Part 1

    Researcher: Andrew Beveridge, Macalester College <br /> Moment Title: Dis-playing the Game of Thrones <br /> Description: Andrew Beveridge uses math to analyze Game of Thrones. 

  • Thwarting Poachers: Part 2

    Researcher: Thomas Snitch, University of Maryland <br /> Description: Thomas Snitch talks about nabbing poachers with math. <br />Audio files: podcast-mom-poaching-1.mp3 and podcast-mom-poaching-2.mp3 

  • Thwarting Poachers: Part 1

    Researcher: Thomas Snitch, University of Maryland <br /> Description: Thomas Snitch talks about nabbing poachers with math. <br />Audio files: podcast-mom-poaching-1.mp3 and podcast-mom-poaching-2.mp3 

  • Working With the System: Part 2

    Researcher: Cristina Stoica, Wilfrid Laurier University <br /> Description: Cristina Stoica talks about celestial mechanics.<br /> 

  • Working With the System: Part 1

    Researcher: Cristina Stoica, Wilfrid Laurier University <br /> Description: Cristina Stoica talks about celestial mechanics.<br /> 

  • Scanning Ancient Sites

    Researcher: Jackson Cothren, University of Arkansas <br /> Moment Title: Scanning Ancient Sites <br /> Description: Jackson Cothren talks about creating three-dimensional scans of ancient sites. 

  • Piling On and on and on

    Researcher: Wesley Pegden, Carnegie Mellon University <br /> Moment Title: Piling On and on and on! <br /> Description: Wesley Pegden talks about simulating sandpiles 

  • Adding a New Wrinkle Description

    Researcher: Norbert Stoop, MIT <br /> Title: Adding a New Wrinkle <br /> Description: Norbert Stoop talks about new research on the formation of wrinkles. 

  • Holding the Lead Description

    Researcher: Sidney Redner, Santa Fe Institute <br /> Moment: Moment Title: Holding the Lead Description: Sidney Redner talks about how random walks relate to leads in basketball. 

  • Going Over the Top - Designing roller coasters

    Researcher: Meredith Greer, Bates College. Going Over the Top Description: Meredith Greer talks about math and roller coasters. 

  • Treating Tremors - Helping with Parkinson's disease - Part 1

    Researcher: Christopher Butson, Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute, University of Utah. Christopher Butson talks about work he's done to help treat Parkinson's disease. 

  • Treating Tremors - Helping with Parkinson's disease - Part 2

    Researcher: Christopher Butson, Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute, University of Utah. Christopher Butson talks about work he's done to help treat Parkinson's disease. 

  • Going Back to the Beginning - The Big Bang

    Edward Witten talks about math and physics. 

  • Providing Power

    Researcher: Michael C. Ferris, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Moment Title: Providing Power Description: Michael C. Ferris talks about power grids 

  • Being Knotty: Part 1

    Colin Adams talks about knot theory 

  • Exploiting a Little-Known Force: Part 1

    Lydia Bourouiba talks about surface tension and the transmission of disease 

  • Exploiting a Little-Known Force: Part 2

    Lydia Bourouiba talks about surface tension and the transmission of disease 

  • Being Knotty: Part 2

    Colin Adams talks about knot theory 

  • Scheduling Sports

    Michael Trick talks about creating schedules for leagues. 

  • Unifying Diverse Cities: Part 1

    Despite the considerable variety among cities, researchers have identified common mathematical properties that hold around the world, regardless of a city.s population, location or even time. 

  • Making an Attitude Adjustment: Part 1

    Nazareth Bedrossian talks about using math to reposition the International Space Station. 

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