Hello Wisconsin it is 7:01pm you are listening to the Perpetual Notion Machine on WORT 89.9 FM Madison. I’m your host Emily Morris. On tonight’s episode of PNM I’m taking a little science host liberty and declaring that we have a math show. This is because I was recently reading a novel set in Madison called the Mathematician’s Shiva and it got me wanting to talk mathy things. So who do you call when you want to talk mathy things? I think you call Jordan Ellenberg, professor of mathematics at UW Madison, mathematician, and New York Times bestselling author. Professor Ellenberg’s latest book is called Shape: the Hidden Geometry of Information, Biology, Strategy, Democracy, and Everything Else, and it’s now available in paperback.
Professor Ellenberg and I discuss his book — plus high dimensions, machine learning, space, math conspiracies, randomness, and his hot take on the stock market.
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