Plus Advent Calendar Door #22: Take your maths on the move

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This year saw the relaunch of our podcast, featuring several episodes that form part of our collaboration with the Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences which we are celebrating with this advent calendar. To listen to these episodes, see the links below. To see all Plus podcasts, click here. Happy listening!

You can listen and subscribe to our podcast through Apple Podcasts, Spotify and through most other podcast providers via podbean.

A 60% chance of rain: Weather, climate, and how to deal with uncertainty — We talk to world-leading climate scientists Tim Palmer about climate and weather, the science of uncertainty, and why there needs to be a CERN for climate change.

Voices from Ukraine: Yuriy Semenov — Yuriy Semenov shares his experience of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, and why the work of a mathematicians is always possible.

Voices from Ukraine: Nataliya Vaisfel'd — Mathematician Nataliya Vaisfel'd talks about fleeing Ukraine with her wheelchair-bound mother and their dogs, eventually finding sanctuary in Britain.

Anita Layton – one of Canada’s most powerful women — We join Dan Aspel to talk to the irrepressible Anita Layton about her career and research in kinetic theory.

What are liquid metal batteries? — We talk to Donald Sadoway about liquid metal batteries and why they hold much hope in our move to renewables.

Return to the Plus advent calendar 2022.

This content was produced as part of our collaboration with the Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences (INI) – you can find all the content from the collaboration here.

The INI is an international research centre and our neighbour here on the University of Cambridge's maths campus. It attracts leading mathematical scientists from all over the world, and is open to all. Visit www.newton.ac.uk to find out more.

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