Podcasts

Cosmology, philosophy and the multiverse

Is cosmology a science or a branch of philosophy? Mathematician and astronomer Bernard Carr gives some answers.

Maths takes flight!

We talk to Shajay Bhooshan about his design for the new maths gallery at the Science Museum London.

Why does cosmology need philosophy?

In this podcast George Ellis explains why the study of the cosmos poses some deep philosophical questions.

Meet the next generation

If you're going to excel in maths it helps to start early — and that's what Peter Scholze certainly did.

The importance of a mathematical community

Ingrid Daubechies, President of the International Mathematical Union, about the importance of community in mathematics.

Maths for the future

Martin Grötschel, Secretary of the International Mathematical Union, about maths at school, integrating developing nations, and his dream of putting all maths that's ever been produced online.

The Fields Medals 2014: Interview with Manjul Bhargava

Manjul Bhargava tells us why playing with maths in important in finding your own way of thinking.

John Milnor: A conversation with a mathematical legend

Why doing maths is like being Lewis Carroll's Red Queen and how to keep going beyond the formidable age of 84.

The Fields Medals 2014: Interview with Artur Avila

Artur Avila tells us about taming chaos.

The Fields Medals 2014: Interview with Martin Hairer

How burning paper can win you a prestigious maths prize.

Einstein's evolving Universe

Cormac O' Raifeartaigh recently made a surprising discovery – an unpublished paper by Albert Einstein that sheds light on how Einstein's thinking about the Universe changed as he tackled some of the big questions in cosmology at the time.

When worlds collide

Fields medallist Cédric Villani talks to us about our solar system, chaos, and what it's like being a mathematical superstar.

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