List by Author: Ken Wessen
Are there problems computers will never be able to solve, no matter how powerful they become?
In the 1930s Alan Turing discovered a computer program that is logically impossible. What other limits are there to computation?
Journey to the limits of computation with a number that's easy to describe but can't be calculated.
Playing with infinity can lead to surprising outcomes – find out how with a big bag of balls and some superpowers.
How is frequency related to pitch? Hear the music we love emerge from pure mathematical beats.
We talk to Stuart Johnston who uses mathematics to find out how noise pollution in the oceans impacts whales.
Generating electricity without the use of fossil fuels is not just an engineering and industrial challenge, it is also a huge mathematical challenge.
In this podcast author Coralie Colmez shares insights into her novel The irrational diary of Clara Valentine.
We talk to early career mathematicians who spent some of their summer holiday solving problems posed by industry — such as how to blend a perfect smoothie!