SUMOP on Radio New Zealand

Being in New Zealand as a Steelye Fellow in Mathematics at the University of Auckland (see previous post), Radio New Zealand invited me on to their popular Nine to Noon discussion program, with their award winning host Kathryn Ryan. With the appalling terrorist attack in Christchurch just a few days earlier, and my work on a series of research projects for US Defense Intelligence Services in the post-9/11 years (mentioned in the second of the Blue Notepad Videos on this site), the discussion naturally began with talk about what role mathematics can play in the fight against terrorism, though eventually moved on to less depressing issues of mathematics education, which is what the original intention was. Full audio of the discussion (30 min) is available on the show website.