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Exploring the mysteries of the Prime (gaps!) Line.

Sign-up for Private Internet Access and we can be VPN buddies! Under $3 a month. https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/standupmaths Thanks to Kerry D. Wong who originally piqued my interest by sending me this: http://www.kerrywong.com/2009/09/06/an-alternative-illustration-of-prime-number-distribution/ Here are the papers about finding arbitrarily...

Calculating π with Avogadro's Number

Check out Steve Mould's Pythagorean Siphon video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cg8KQfaT9xY&ab_channel=SteveMould Every Pi Day I calculate the digits of π somehow. This year I counted the number of molecules in a disc as a 'real accurate' way to measure its surface area. You can see all the previous videos here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CKl1B8y4qXw&list=PLhtC92GarkjyYbxI3-4qzIWIRbZaw4wuP...

Why π^π^π^π could be an integer (for all we know!).

Check out the Jane Street programs if you're considering a mathematics/finance/programming job: https://www.janestreet.com/join-jane-street/our-programs/ Here is Tim Gowers's reply to the original tweet: https://twitter.com/wtgowers/status/1346212151581700096 Start your Schanuel's Conjecture journey here: https://mathworld.wolfram.com/SchanuelsConjecture.html...

How lucky is too lucky?: The Minecraft Speedrunning Dream Controversy Explained

Buy my book Humble Pi now! https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/610964/humble-pi-by-matt-parker/ UPDATE: Harvard Book Store have totally sold out. My talk on 4 February 2021 at Harvard Book Store: https://www.harvard.com/event/virtual_event_matt_parker/ Here is the original accusation against Dream. Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-MYw9LcLCb4&ab_channel=Geosquare...

I wired my tree with 500 LEDs and calculated their 3D coordinates.

If you support me on Patreon at any point in December 2020 I will film your name on my xmas tree while I give you a thumbs-up of appreciation. https://www.patreon.com/standupmaths Huge thanks to Eugénie von Tunzelmann for helping me out with this video. You can see more of Eugénie in my "General Relativity: Top 05 Mishaps [inc INTERSTELLAR]" video....

Why was Biden's win calculated to be ONE IN A QUADRILLION?

This is Part III out of 'one with a quadrillion zeros' parts. Give the gift of Stand-up Maths this Christmas: https://www.patreon.com/standupmaths https://mathsgear.co.uk/ Part I: "Why do Biden's votes not follow Benford's Law?" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etx0k1nLn78 Part II: "Do these scatter plots reveal fraudulent vote-switching...

What was the first (known) maths mistake?

Thanks to Waterstones for choosing Humble Pi as a 'top 100' paperback of the year. https://www.waterstones.com/book/humble-pi/matt-parker/9780141989143 Signed copies are available at Maths Gear. It's cheaper at Waterstones, but not signed. You choose! https://mathsgear.co.uk/collections/books/products/humble-pi-signed-paperback Thanks to Robert...

Can you solve the banana puzzle?

Check out the Maths Inspiration shows here: http://mathsinspiration.com/ 24 Nov: Visualizing Math(s) 04 Dec: Christmas Special You should definitely watch Destin's SmarterEveryDay video: Why Snatch Blocks are AWESOME (How Pulleys Work) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M2w3NZzPwOM Thanks to Hugh for actually weighing the bananas. http://www2.eng.cam.ac.uk/~hemh1/...

Do these scatter plots reveal fraudulent vote-switching in Michigan?

Here is the Dr Shiva Ayyadurai video I am talking about: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ztu5Y5obWPk This is my previous video on Benford's Law: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etx0k1nLn78 Support me on Patreon and I'll make more maths videos. Probably not on election data, mind you. (Please, for the love of plot, no more election data.) https://www.patreon.com/standupmaths...

Why do Biden's votes not follow Benford's Law?

My book is cheap at Waterstones and signed at Maths Gear: https://www.waterstones.com/book/humble-pi/matt-parker/9780141989143 https://mathsgear.co.uk/products/humble-pi-signed-paperback Check out Steve Mould's Numberphile video about Benford's Law. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXjlR2OK1kM Buy a signed copy of "How Many Socks Make a Pair?"...

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