The Isaac Newton Institute: Creating eureka moments
In this podcast mathematician Cheryl Praeger and magician Will Houstoun reveal the maths and magic behind shuffling cards.
When things go round and round, a cyclic group may be just what you need!
Groups occur all over mathematics, so it makes sense to find a common language to talk about them all.
Want to shuffle like a professional magician? Find out how to shuffle perfectly, imperfectly, and the magic behind it.
A journey into the maths of card shuffling gives us a great insight into how mathematicians work.