Big Picture Science show

Summary: <p><span class="caps">ENCORE</span> One plus one is two. But what’s the square root of 64, divided by 6 over 12?* Wait, don’t run for the hills! Math isn’t scary. It helps us describe and design our world, and can be easier to grasp than the straight edge of a protractor.</p> <p>Discover how to walk through the city and number-crunch simultaneously using easy tips for estimating the number of bricks in a building or squirrels in the park. Plus, why our brains are wired for finger-counting … whether aliens would have calculators … and history’s most famous mathematical equations (after e=mc<sup>2</sup>).</p> <p>*The answer is 16</p> <h2>Guests:</h2> <ul> <li> <strong><a href="">Ian Stewart</a></strong> – Emeritus professor of Mathematics, University of Warwick, U.K., author of <i><a href=";camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=0465029736&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=arweal-20">In Pursuit of the Unknown: 17 Equations That Changed the World</a><img src=";l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=0465029736" width="1" height="1" border="0" alt="" style=""></i> </li> <li> <strong><a href="">Michael Anderson</a></strong> – Psychologist and neuroscientist, Franklin &amp; Marshall College, Lancaster, PA</li> <li> <strong><a href="">Keith Devlin</a></strong> – Mathematician and Director of the Human Sciences and Technology Advanced Research Institute, Stanford University</li> <li> <strong><a href="">John Adam</a></strong> – Mathematician, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA, and author of <i><a href=";camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=0691154643&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=arweal-20">X and the City: Modeling Aspects of Urban Life</a><img src=";l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=0691154643" width="1" height="1" border="0" alt="" style=""></i> </li> </ul><p><strong><a href="">Descripción en español</a></strong></p>