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Adam Spencer on why you should watch his TED TalkAdam Spencer on why you should watch his TED Talk

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

Adam Spencer isn’t just the host of the Australian radio program Triple J Breakfast Show. He also has a degree in pure mathematics and, in today’s talk, he ascends into “geek heaven” to explains his deep love of massive prime numbers, the largest of which was discovered earlier this year and is 17.5 million digits […]

Education

Hunting monster primes: Adam Spencer at TED2013Hunting monster primes: Adam Spencer at TED2013

Posted By Ben Lillie

Adam Spencer is a radio host in in Sydney during the morning commute. But he says he’s here not as a radio host or as a comedian, “But as someone who is was and always will be a mathematician.” He got bit in second grade when a teacher told him, “That would be like putting a […]

News

Coded Meaning: Speakers in Session 8 at TED2013Coded Meaning: Speakers in Session 8 at TED2013

Posted By Thu-Huong Ha

Communication in 2013 looks so different from what it ever has before. Will technology be the ruin of all that is good and true in language? We don’t think so. The speakers in this session explore how the future will bring even greater shifts in how we communicate — and it may well be for […]