Podcasts

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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