The work of Alex Bellos inspired this weeks episode PMB179: What’s Your Favourite Number?
We first found out about Mr Bellos and his work on Favourite Numbers on the splendid radiolab. He is also the Guardian’s maths blogger, a curator-in-residence at the Science Museum in London and the bestselling author of
From the blurb
…Alex Bellos takes you on a journey of mathematical discovery with his signature wit, engaging stories and limitless enthusiasm. As he narrates a series of eye-opening encounters with lively personalities all over the world, Alex demonstrates how numbers have come to be our friends, are fascinating and extremely accessible, and how they have changed our world.