Maths on the move!
Find all of our Podcasts from 2007 onwards
If you have ever been in an MRI scanner you'll appreciate David Donoho's work, which has revolutionised this imaging technique.
The furore around the MMR vaccine and autism has shown that vaccination can be an emotive issue. We talk to an expert about the math used to make sure it's safe.
We revisit this year's Fields medals, which were awarded in Rio de Janeiro in August.
Time is a problem, not just for you and me, but also for philosophers. What exactly is time? Why does it have a direction? And was there a beginning of time? Find out more in this podcast.
How many times do we think of it a day? How many times we do it? And with how many people? Find out about the stats of sex with David Spiegelhalter.
We explore infinity, from shock waves to black holes, and from Aristotle's ideas to Cantor's never-ending tower of infinities.
Find out how maths gave the Olympic cycling venue in London its elegant form.
It looks like an egg, it wriggles, and it shouldn't really exist: introducing the Gömböc.
What do the human brain, the Internet and climate change have in common? They're all hugely complex and can only be understood with maths.
Does it? We talk to some big names in the field to find out.
The Universe is an infinitely self-perpetuating foam of bubbles.
Open door number 6 and step inside a mathematical space!
The Fourier transform is a piece of maths that is, almost single-handedly, responsible for the digital revolution. We asked Chris Budd what the Fourier
transform does, and how it does it. This podcast accompanies the Plus
article Saving lives: The mathematics of tomography.
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.
It's the time of the year for cough sweets, flu medication and paracetamol. But how do we know these and other medicines really work?
Find out about what's involved in building a football stadium and why it requires listening to Belgian techno.
We talk to Maryna Viazovska, who in 2016 made a breakthrough in the theory of sphere packings.
In this podcast we talk to Ivan Smith, invited lecturer at the ICM, about his work and what he likes about the ICM.
We talk to two of the organisers of the ICM 2022, which will take place in St Petersburg.
In this podcast we talk to Nalini Joshi, incoming President of the International Mathematical Union, about the IMU and her work.
Clément Mouhot tells us about his work trying to understand some of the most beautiful structures in mathematics and physics.
We speak to Cheryl Praeger about her mathematics and encouraging the next generation of mathematicians.
In this podcast Jack Thorne tells us how his work is a little like "faceting a gemstone."