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March 14, 2021 102 min
Happy Pi Day Lovers! To celebrate we’ve invited our friend Amanda Mullins on to discuss two films about women and math.

Show Notes:

  • Welcome Amanda Mullins!
  • Erin may or may not have made cherry pie today
  • Studying maths
  • Erin claims to like math
  • Math stereotypes in movies
  • Number sense
  • The Futurama Theorem
  • Gender stereotypes of mathematicians in pop culture

  • (INTERVAL (“Pass Nahi Toh Fail Nahi” from Shakuntala Devi)

  • Nil Battey Sannata
  • Remakes: Amma Kanakku and Udaharanam Sujatha
  • “Hard work sucks and I hate doing it”
  • Monte Carlo simulations
  • Shakuntala Devi, the film
  • Shakuntala Devi, the person
  • Numberwang
  • Discrete math
  • Would you hire someone to perform math?
  • Bad Bollywood wigs syndrome
  • Her book on homosexuality

  • NEXT TIME: PCJ’s memoir

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