Samuel Hansen

Podcasts, Librarianship, and Mathematics

I am the Director and Podcast Producer at ACMEScience.com, library science graduate student, PodcastRE developer and producer, mathematician, and general internet gadabout. I created and hosted hosted the mathematical interview show Strongly Connected Components, went on and on about fights from the history of science in Science Sparring Society, and covered breaking mathematical news with Peter Rowlett on Math/Maths. His biggest creation is the twice Kickstarted series Relatively Prime. Here is my resume if you want to take a look. Most recently I began attending the University of Wisconsin, Madison for Library Science with the goal of becoming a mathematics librarian. I have also recently interned for the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History Libraries helping to update their subject guide offerings.

On a more personal note I spend what free time I have free time riding and fixing my bikes, playing and watching, soccer, brewing and roasting decaffeinated coffee, and listening to as many podcast as I can, at 2X with SmartSpeed turned on.

I am a current student in library science at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. During my studies I have experimented with topic modeling mathematical papers, spent a semester supporting and teaching information literacy one-shot classes, and worked as the developer for a digital database and archive of podcasts. I have also interned for the Smithsonian libraries and write for the blog Hack Library School.

I am the producer of multiple podcasts ranging from phone/Skype and on-location interviews to panel discussions and live recordings to multi-voice stories and scripted segments. Reaper and Audition have been my primary editing suites, but I have done work in Hindenburg and Pro Tools. I also consult on the creation and marketing of podcasts and am always available to help troubleshoot technical issues.

My graduate work was in pure mathematics, with an emphasis in graph theory. The research I conducted focused on edge-labelings in graph theory leading to a paper with Ebrahim Salehi, *Zero-Sum Magic and Null Sets of Planar Graphs*, published in the **Journal of Combinatorial Mathematics and
Combinatorial Computing 72(55-64)** and a much expanded Masters Thesis of the same title.