Cross Section: Matt Parker – Science Weekly podcast

Happy International Pi Day! On 14 March, the world celebrated this mathematical constant because 3/14 matches the first three digits of pi – 3.14. To mark the occasion, Hannah Devlin invites the mathematician and comedian Matt Parker to talk about Pi, maths and his new book, Humble Pi: A Comedy of Maths Errors. They discuss maths anxiety, how much today’s world relies on number crunching and what happens when we get it wrong.

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Portrait of Matt Parker, standup comedy maths 'nerd', for New Review, at the School of Mathematical Sciences, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End, London, 10/05/2013
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