Monthly Archives: March 2012

Math Story on The Current

Mathematicians rarely get air time on CBC Radio so this morning’s episode of The Current was a pleasant surprise. Math Equations that Changed the World is a 24 minute interview with mathematician Ian Stewart. In it, he draws on examples from … Continue reading

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A Young Nuclear Physicist

This recent TED talk is a fabulous example of what can happen when a young person takes an interest in physics. I must emphasise that, as Tyler briefly mentions in the video, he has not achieved the controlled thermonuclear fusion … Continue reading

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The Math Woes of Parents and Children

Just as I finished working with a physics student at the library this week, the March 19th issue of Maclean’s magazine caught my attention. The cover story was about widespread grief experienced by Canadian parents whose children are struggling with … Continue reading

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Teachable Moments for Math and Physics

Take a look at these science enthusiasts enjoying physics… I wish I had been there. These are my kind of people. The full article provides excellent background material. Aside from sharing the excitement of the participants, the best thing I got from the … Continue reading

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Bad News for Atmospheric Physics

Aside from being bad news for those who depend upon Earth’s atmosphere for life support, events like this  make it more difficult to convince students that society takes physics and the other sciences seriously enough for them to be worthy … Continue reading

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