022. Math, Geometry and Life

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TODAY'S GUEST

Jordan Ellenberg is a professor of mathematics at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and the best selling author of How Not To Be Wrong- The Power Of Mathematical Thinking. His new book Shape- The Hidden Geometry of Information, Biology, Strategy, Democracy and Everything Else came out earlier this year. Jordan lives in Madison, Wisconsin and his Blog is called Quomodocumque, which means "after whatever fashion" in Latin.

EPISODE SUMMARY

In this conversation we discuss:

[2:56] Takeaways from teaching online

[8:27] Early revelations about Math

[15:56] From Academia to writing

[18:54] A new way of teaching Math

[31:08] Lincoln and Geometry

[36:35] The Geometry of Gerrymandering

[44:59] Comparing between the Israeli and the US political systems.

[52:21] How Geometry helps in Deep Learning and AI

[57:20] The Geometry of reality

[1:04:26] The philosophy of entropy.

[1:08:09] A non-sermon about sermons.

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