Maths on the move!

Podcast Archive

Find all of our Podcasts from 2007 onwards

Bye bye 23, hello 24!

In the final episode of Maths on the move for this year we revisit some 2023 highlights and look forward to next year.

Can we build a low carbon energy network?

In this episode of our podcast we discuss the challenges involved in moving away from fossil fuels.

The travelling salesman

How do you create dramatic film out of mathematics? We find out with writer and director Timothy Lanzone.

The universal machineAlan Turing – brilliant mathematician, code breaker during World War II – achieved so much during his tragically short life. But how do you put Turing's life and mathematics on stage... and as a musical?
A disappearing numberWe talk about a play that explores the fascinating mathematical collaboration between the mathematicians GH Hardy and Srinivasa Ramanujan.
Victoria Gould: Combining mathematics and actingTorn between mathematics and the arts? Then find out about having a career in both from actor and mathematician Victoria Gould.
Have physicists discovered a fifth force of nature?

News stories have claimed they may have — but is this true?

How many dimensions are there?

More than you think! In this episode of our podcast we talk to theoretical physicist David Berman to find out more...

Telescope topology — the podcast

We look at an important recent result exploring higher-dimensional holes in higher-dimensional spheres.

How does human noise impact whales?

We talk to Stuart Johnston who uses mathematics to find out how noise pollution in the oceans impacts whales.

Living Proof: The irrational diary of Clara Valentine

In this podcast author Coralie Colmez shares insights into her novel The irrational diary of Clara Valentine.

Mathematical summer fun

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!

Gravitational waves reveal cosmic hum

We discuss new and fascinating observations of gravitational waves with three of our favourite cosmologists.

Sarah Hart: Once upon a prime

Maths and literature: there are more connections than you think and they'll enhance your pleasure of both. Find out more with the fabulous Sarah Hart in our latest podcast!

Fermat's Last Theorem – 30 years on

In this special podcast we look back on this remarkable mathematical moment with Andrew Wiles, Jack Thorne and Tom Körner, and how it opened new doors onto the future of mathematics.

Chocolate and mayonnaise

What do chocolate and mayonnaise have in common? It's maths! Find out how in this podcast featuring engineer Valerie Pinfield.

From clicks to chords

Is it possible to write unique music with the limited quantity of notes and chords available? We ask musician Oli Freke!

A new map of dark matter

In this podcast we talk to Blake Sherwin about a new map of dark matter, the mysterious substance that makes up 85% of the stuff in the Universe.

SBIDER Presents: Shining a light on COVID modelling

Was the mathematical modelling projecting the course of the pandemic too pessimistic, or were the projections justified? Matt Keeling tells our colleagues from SBIDER about the COVID models that fed into public policy.

Synchronised swimming: the podcast

How do green algae manage a perfect breaststroke even though they haven't got a brain? Enter the maths of synchronisation.

Does infinity exist?

Find out how infinity can corrupt the youth, why subtracting infinities can give you the right answer, and the weirdness that might be lurking out there in the cosmos...

Climate change and ready meals: Challenges for epidemiologists

Invading mosquitoes and food poisoning in the production chain — there are a lot of questions epidemiologists address in their research.

Living Proof: Timandra Harkness – How to make maths funny

"What's a statistician's favourite sandwich filling?" Presenter, writer and comendian Timandra Harkness tells us how to make maths funny.

Living Proof: Hannah Thomas – Making data accessible

Having empathy with your audience – with all your audiences – is the first step for making your content accessible. Hannah Thomas from the Government Analysis Function explains how you can help.