Podcasts

Podcast Archive

Find all of our Podcasts from 2007 onwards

Clément Mouhout: the podcast

Clément Mouhot tells us about his work trying to understand some of the most beautiful structures in mathematics and physics.

Cheryl Praeger: The podcast

We speak to Cheryl Praeger about her mathematics and encouraging the next generation of mathematicians.

Jack Thorne: The podcast

In this podcast Jack Thorne tells us how his work is a little like "faceting a gemstone."

Akshay Venkatesh: The podcast, part II

In this podcast we try to capture a flavour of Fields medallist Akshay Venkatesh's work.

Akshay Venkatesh: The podcast, part I

In this podcast we ask Akshay Venkatesh what it feels like to win a Fields medal.

June Barrow-Green: The podcastIn this podcast we talk to June Barrow Green about the history of women in mathematics.
Maria Esteban: The podcast

In this podcast we talk to Maria Esteban, mathematician and President of the International Council for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.

The Gauss Prize 2018: The podcast

In this podcast David Donoho talks to us about his work revolutionising MRI scanners.

The Nevanlinna Prize 2018: The podcast

In this video we talk to Nevanlinna Prize winner Constantinos Daskalakis about his work.

The Fields Medals 2018: The podcast

In this podcast we report on the prestigious Fields medals, which were awarded yesterday at the International Congress of Mathematicians, taking place in Rio de Janeiro.

Alessio Figalli: The podcast

In this podcast Fields medallist Figalli tells us about his work and what receiving such a high honour feels like.

Women of Mathematics: Carola-Bibiane Schönlieb

We talk to Carola-Bibiane Schönlieb, one of the women featured in the Women of Mathematics photo exhibition.

Women of Mathematics: Holly Krieger

We talk to Holly Krieger, one of the women featured in the Women of Mathematics photo exhibition.

Women of Mathematics: Julia Gog

We talk to Julia Gog, one of the women featured in the Women of Mathematics photo exhibition.

Women of Mathematics: Anne-Christine Davis

We talk to Anne-Christine Davis, one of the women featured in the Women of Mathematics photo exhibition.

Women of Mathematics: Nilanjana Datta

We talk to Nilanjana Datta, one of the women featured in the Women of Mathematics photo exhibition.

Women of Mathematics: Natalia Berloff

We talk to Natalia Berloff, one of the women featured in the Women of Mathematics photo exhibition.

Calculating the multiverse

If there's a multiverse, then how many of its component universes are like our own?

Laws versus outcomes: The podcast

John D. Barrow talks to us about the laws of nature, how the complexity of the world conceals elegant mathematical symmetries, and how chaos can arise from order.

Big data and shorter queues

Chris Budd tells us how big data can be used to model riots, analyse photos and shorten airport queues.

What are sigma levels?

What do physicists at CERN mean when they talk about "sigma levels"?

What is a black hole – mathematically?

Pau Figueras explains how Einstein's theories predicted the existence of black holes, and how to describe them mathematically.

What is a black hole – physically?

We asked cosmologist Pau Figueras everything we’ve ever wanted to know about black holes. In this podcast he explains what black holes are, physically, and how we hope to observe them.

Sexual statistics: The podcast

David Spiegelhalter's new book Sex by numbers takes a statistical peak into the nation's bedrooms. In this interview he tells us some of his favourite stories from the book.

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