Podcasts

Emergence and the dynamics of crowds: The podcast

In this podcast we talk about magical concept of emergence and how we can model the behaviour of crowds of people.

Machine learning and artificial intelligence

In this podcast find out the basics of machine learning, and why time travel and immortality might be easier to achieve than human level artificial intelligence.

What is constructor theory: The podcast

We talk to Chiara Marletto about a new way of looking at the physical world that may solve some of the problems physicists are currently struggling with.

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.

The power of ants: The podcast

In this podcast we explore how ants have helped humans to solve some very difficult problems.

How do you calculate herd immunity?

Listen to Plus editor Rachel Thomas explain herd immunity on the Guardian Weekly Science podcast.

Meet your digital twin

Will we one day have digital versions of our entire body to help us make medical and life style decisions and see what medical treatments are right for us? Find out in this podcast.

A tour through maths and music

Explore the connections between mathematics and music at the La La Lab exhibition.

The virus

In this podcast we explore the famous curve, talk about how to communicate science in a crisis, and explain the maths of herd immunity in one minute.

Plus advent calendar door #24: Stephen Hawking's 70th birthday

At Stephen Hawking's 70th birthday symposium we talked to Astronomer Royal Martin Rees, some of Hawking's former students, and his graduate assistant.

Plus advent calendar door #22: Bang, crunch, freeze and the multiverse

What's a multiverse? What's the future for intelligent life? And what happened 380,000 after the Big Bang. At Stephen Hawking's 70th birthday conference we talked to physicists David Spergel and Raphael Bousso to find out more.

Ramanujan, dream of the possible

On the 100th anniversary of Srinivasa Ramanujan being elected fellow of the Royal Society Ken Ono tells us about his work.

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