New Books in Mathematics

Interviews with Mathematicians about their New Books

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 54m. Bisher sind 79 Folge(n) erschienen.

episode 55: Alfred S. Posamentier, "The Joy of Geometry" (Prometheus, 2020)

Alfred S. Posamentier's The Joy of Geometry (Prometheus, 2020) is a book for someone who has taken geometry but wants to go further...



episode 54: Susan D'Agostino, "How to Free Your Inner Mathematician: Notes on Mathematics and Life" (Oxford UP, 2020)

Doing mathematics can be stimulating, deep, and sometimes fantastic. It can also be frustrating, impenetrable, and at times dispiriting. In her new collection of essays, writer and mathematician Susan D'Agostino shows how math itself can be a useful guide through these experiences...


 2020-09-29  1h4m

episode 53: Alfred Posamentier, "Mathematics Entertainment for the Millions" (World Scientific Publishing, 2020)

In reading this book, it occurred to me that it might equally well have been entitled Millions of Mathematical Entertainments...


 2020-09-09  57m

episode 52: David J. Hand, "Dark Data: Why What You Don't Know Matters" (Princeton UP, 2020)

What you don't know can, in fact, hurt you...


 2020-09-04  1h17m

episode 77: David Bressoud, "Calculus Reordered: A History of the Big Ideas" (Princeton UP, 2019)

Bressoud takes readers on a remarkable journey through hundreds of years to tell the story of how calculus evolved into the subject we know today...


 2020-08-24  1h26m

episode 51: Satyan Devadoss, "Mage Merlin's Unsolved Mathematical Mysteries" (MIT Press, 2020)

There are very few math books that merit the adjective ‘charming.' This is one of them.


 2020-08-13  57m

episode 223: Cailin O’Connor, "Games in the Philosophy of Biology" (Cambridge UP, 2020)

O’Connor introduces the basics of game theory and its particular branch, evolutionary game theory...


 2020-07-10  1h6m

episode 50: B. Fong and D. I. Spivak, "An Invitation to Applied Category Theory: Seven Sketches in Compositionality" (Cambridge UP, 2019)

Fong and Spivak have written a marvelous and timely new textbook that, as its title suggests, invites readers of all backgrounds to explore what it means to take a compositional approach and how it might serve their needs....


 2020-07-08  2h1m

 2020-06-25  43m

 2020-06-02  2h0m