Maths on the move!
Find all of our Podcasts from 2007 onwards
What do chocolate and mayonnaise have in common? It's maths! Find out how in this podcast featuring engineer Valerie Pinfield.
Is it possible to write unique music with the limited quantity of notes and chords available? We ask musician Oli Freke!
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.
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.
How do green algae manage a perfect breaststroke even though they haven't got a brain? Enter the maths of synchronisation.
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...
Invading mosquitoes and food poisoning in the production chain — there are a lot of questions epidemiologists address in their research.
"What's a statistician's favourite sandwich filling?" Presenter, writer and comendian Timandra Harkness tells us how to make maths funny.
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.
What are the challenges of communicating from the frontiers of mathematical research, and why should we be doing it?
Tom Irving tells us about providing a bridge between policy and mathematics during the pandemic, the importance of transparency, and discussing the R number at the hair dressers.
David Spiegelhalter's book Sex by numbers takes a statistical peak into the nation's bedrooms. In this interview from 2015 he tells us some of his favourite stories from the book.
Find out why liquid metal batteries hold much hope in our move to renewables.
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.
Mathematician Nataliya Vaisfel'd talks about fleeing Ukraine with her wheelchair-bound mother and their dogs, eventually finding sanctuary in Britain.
In this final episode of the Women of Mathematics series, we talk to Carola-Bibiane Schönlieb about the collaborative nature of mathematics.
We talk to Holly Krieger about the joys of learning and conversations with colleagues.
We talk to Julia Gog about the buzz of mathematical research, and how maths can help you do good in the world.
We continue our series featuring some of Cambridge's Women of Mathematics, with this 2017 interview with Nilanjana Datta.
Revisit this podcast from 2017, when we spoke to Natalia Berloff, one of the women featured in the Women of Mathematics photo exhibition.