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A series of talks and lectures from Oxford Mathematicians exploring the power and beauty of their subject. These talks would appeal to anyone interested in mathematics and its evergrowing range of applications from medicine to economics and beyond.
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1
mathematics
Archimedes
Euler
Archimedes, who famously jumped out of his bath shouting "Eureka", also 'invented' the number pi. Euler invented e and had fun with his formula e^(2 pi i) = 1. The world is full of important numbers waiting to be invented. Why not have a go? Michael Atiyah is one of the world's leading mathematicians and a pivotal figure in twentieth and twentyfirst century mathematics. His lecture is followed by an interview with Sir John Ball, Sedleian Professor of Natural Philosophy here in Oxford, where Michael talks about his lecture, his work and his life as a mathematician.
The Oxford Mathematics Public Lectures are generously supported by XTX Markets.
http://rss.oucs.ox.ac.uk/tag:20180525:155711:000:file:303468:video
http://media.podcasts.ox.ac.uk/maths/oxfordmaths/20180517_mathsatiyah720.mp4
Archimedes, who famously jumped out of his bath shouting "Eureka", also 'invented' the number pi. Euler invented e and had fun with his formula e^(2 pi i) = 1. The world is full of important numbers waiting to be invented. Why not have a go?
Archimedes, who famously jumped out of his bath shouting "Eureka", also 'invented' the number pi. Euler invented e and had fun with his formula e^(2 pi i) = 1. The world is full of important numbers waiting to be invented. Why not have a go? Michael Atiyah is one of the world's leading mathematicians and a pivotal figure in twentieth and twentyfirst century mathematics. His lecture is followed by an interview with Sir John Ball, Sedleian Professor of Natural Philosophy here in Oxford, where Michael talks about his lecture, his work and his life as a mathematician.
The Oxford Mathematics Public Lectures are generously supported by XTX Markets.
mathematics,Archimedes,Euler
Michael Atiyah
3544
Wed, 23 May 2018 14:56:02 +0100

2
mathematics
brain
neurodegenerative disease
The human brain is the object of the ultimate intellectual egocentrism. It is also a source of endless scientific problems and an organ of such complexity that it is not clear that a mathematical approach is even possible, despite many attempts. In this talk Alain will use the brain to showcase how applied mathematics thrives on such challenges. Through mathematical modelling, we will see how we can gain insight into how the brain acquires its convoluted shape and what happens during trauma. We will also consider the dramatic but fascinating progression of neurodegenerative diseases, and, eventually, hope to learn a bit about who we are before it is too late.
Alain Goriely is Professor of Mathematical Modelling, University of Oxford and author of 'Applied Mathematics: A Very Short Introduction.'
http://rss.oucs.ox.ac.uk/tag:20180316:112131:000:file:302903:video
http://media.podcasts.ox.ac.uk/maths/oxfordmaths/20180308mathsgoriely720p.mp4
The human brain is the object of the ultimate intellectual egocentrism. It is also a source of endless scientific problems and an organ of such complexity that it is not clear that a mathematical approach is even possible, despite many attempts.
The human brain is the object of the ultimate intellectual egocentrism. It is also a source of endless scientific problems and an organ of such complexity that it is not clear that a mathematical approach is even possible, despite many attempts. In this talk Alain will use the brain to showcase how applied mathematics thrives on such challenges. Through mathematical modelling, we will see how we can gain insight into how the brain acquires its convoluted shape and what happens during trauma. We will also consider the dramatic but fascinating progression of neurodegenerative diseases, and, eventually, hope to learn a bit about who we are before it is too late.
Alain Goriely is Professor of Mathematical Modelling, University of Oxford and author of 'Applied Mathematics: A Very Short Introduction.'
mathematics,brain,neurodegenerative disease,20180308
Alain Goriely
3273
Fri, 16 Mar 2018 11:07:55 +0000

3
mathematics
Euler
Euler’s equation, the ‘most beautiful equation in mathematics’, startlingly connects the five most important constants in the subject: 1, 0, π, e and i. Central to both mathematics and physics. So what is this equation – and why is it pioneering? Robin Wilson is an Emeritus Professor of Pure Mathematics at the Open University, Emeritus Professor of Geometry at Gresham College, London, and a former Fellow of Keble College, Oxford.
http://rss.oucs.ox.ac.uk/tag:20180307:121303:000:file:302797:video
http://media.podcasts.ox.ac.uk/maths/oxfordmaths/20180228mathswilson.mp4
Euler’s equation, the ‘most beautiful equation in mathematics’, startlingly connects the five most important constants in the subject: 1, 0, π, e and i. Central to both mathematics and physics. So what is this equation – and why is it pioneering?
Euler’s equation, the ‘most beautiful equation in mathematics’, startlingly connects the five most important constants in the subject: 1, 0, π, e and i. Central to both mathematics and physics. So what is this equation – and why is it pioneering? Robin Wilson is an Emeritus Professor of Pure Mathematics at the Open University, Emeritus Professor of Geometry at Gresham College, London, and a former Fellow of Keble College, Oxford.
mathematics,Euler,20180228
Robin Wilson
3839
Wed, 07 Mar 2018 12:10:53 +0000

4
maths
scaling
Michael Bonsall explores how we can use mathematics to link between scales of organisation in biology, delving in to developmental biology, ecology and neurosciences. The lecture is illustrated and explored with real life examples, simple games and, of course, some neat maths. Michael Bonsall is Professor of Mathematical Biology in Oxford.
http://rss.oucs.ox.ac.uk/tag:20180212:141134:000:file:302506:video
http://media.podcasts.ox.ac.uk/maths/oxfordmaths/20180207mathsbonsall720p.mp4
Michael Bonsall explores how we can use mathematics to link between scales of organisation in biology, delving in to developmental biology, ecology and neurosciences.
Michael Bonsall explores how we can use mathematics to link between scales of organisation in biology, delving in to developmental biology, ecology and neurosciences. The lecture is illustrated and explored with real life examples, simple games and, of course, some neat maths. Michael Bonsall is Professor of Mathematical Biology in Oxford.
maths,scaling,20180207
Michael Bonsall
3705
Mon, 12 Feb 2018 14:10:24 +0000

5
maths
mathematics
mathematical puzzles
modern day
In our Oxford Mathematics Christmas Lecture Alex Bellos challenges you with some festive brainteasers as he tells the story of mathematical puzzles from the middle ages to modern day. Alex is the Guardian’s puzzle blogger as well as the author of several works of popular maths, including Puzzle Ninja, Can You Solve My Problems? and Alex’s Adventures in Numberland.
http://rss.oucs.ox.ac.uk/tag:20171214:134006:000:file:302019:video
http://media.podcasts.ox.ac.uk/maths/oxfordmaths/20171206alexbellos720p.mp4
In our Oxford Mathematics Christmas Lecture Alex Bellos challenges you with some festive brainteasers as he tells the story of mathematical puzzles from the middle ages to modern day.
In our Oxford Mathematics Christmas Lecture Alex Bellos challenges you with some festive brainteasers as he tells the story of mathematical puzzles from the middle ages to modern day. Alex is the Guardian’s puzzle blogger as well as the author of several works of popular maths, including Puzzle Ninja, Can You Solve My Problems? and Alex’s Adventures in Numberland.
maths,mathematics,mathematical puzzles,modern day,20171206
Alex Bellos
2889
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 15:08:18 +0000

6
maths
In the first Oxford Mathematics London Public Lecture, in partnership with the Science Museum, worldrenowned mathematician Andrew Wiles lectured on his current work around Elliptic Curves followed by conversation with Hannah Fry. In a fascinating interview Andrew talked about his own motivations, his belief in the importance of struggle and resilience and his recipe for the better teaching of his subject, a subject he clearly loves deeply.
http://rss.oucs.ox.ac.uk/tag:20180424:131121:000:file:301909:video
http://media.podcasts.ox.ac.uk/maths/oxfordmaths/20171128mathswiles.mp4
In the first Oxford Mathematics London Public Lecture, in partnership with the Science Museum, worldrenowned mathematician Andrew Wiles lectured on his current work around Elliptic Curves followed by conversation with Hannah Fry.
In the first Oxford Mathematics London Public Lecture, in partnership with the Science Museum, worldrenowned mathematician Andrew Wiles lectured on his current work around Elliptic Curves followed by conversation with Hannah Fry. In a fascinating interview Andrew talked about his own motivations, his belief in the importance of struggle and resilience and his recipe for the better teaching of his subject, a subject he clearly loves deeply.
maths,20171128
Andrew Wiles, Martin Bridson, Mary Archer, Hannah Fry
4126
Wed, 06 Dec 2017 11:33:43 +0000

7
curves
folds
cusps
swallowtail
Allan McRobie explains how the key to understanding the language of curves is Rene Thom’s Catastrophe Theory, and how remarkably the best place to learn that language is perhaps in the life drawing class. There is a deep connection between the stability of oil rigs, the bending of light during gravitational lensing and the act of life drawing. To understand each, we must understand how we view curved surfaces. We are familiar with the language of straightline geometry  of squares, rectangles, hexagons. But curves also have a language  of folds, cusps and swallowtails that few of us know.
Sharing its title with Allan's new book, the talk will wander gently across mathematics, physics, engineering, biology and art, but always with a focus on curves.
Warning: this talk contains nudity.
Allan McRobie is Reader in Engineering, University of Cambridge
http://rss.oucs.ox.ac.uk/tag:20180111:134948:000:file:301712:video
http://media.podcasts.ox.ac.uk/maths/oxfordmaths/20171113mathsmcrobbie720p.mp4
Allan McRobie explains how the key to understanding the language of curves is Rene Thom’s Catastrophe Theory, and how remarkably the best place to learn that language is perhaps in the life drawing class.
Allan McRobie explains how the key to understanding the language of curves is Rene Thom’s Catastrophe Theory, and how remarkably the best place to learn that language is perhaps in the life drawing class. There is a deep connection between the stability of oil rigs, the bending of light during gravitational lensing and the act of life drawing. To understand each, we must understand how we view curved surfaces. We are familiar with the language of straightline geometry  of squares, rectangles, hexagons. But curves also have a language  of folds, cusps and swallowtails that few of us know.
Sharing its title with Allan's new book, the talk will wander gently across mathematics, physics, engineering, biology and art, but always with a focus on curves.
Warning: this talk contains nudity.
Allan McRobie is Reader in Engineering, University of Cambridge
curves,folds,cusps,swallowtail
Allan McRobie
2791
Thu, 16 Nov 2017 13:20:21 +0000

8
influenza
pandemics
disease
Can mathematics really help us in our fight against infectious disease? Join Julia Gog as we explore exciting current research areas where mathematics is being used to study pandemics, viruses and everything in between. Julia Gog is Professor of Mathematical Biology, University of Cambridge and David N Moore Fellow at Queens’ College, Cambridge.
http://rss.oucs.ox.ac.uk/tag:20171114:151411:000:file:301649:video
http://media.podcasts.ox.ac.uk/maths/oxfordmaths/20171101mathsgog.mp4
Can mathematics really help us in our fight against infectious disease? Join Julia Gog as we explore exciting current research areas where mathematics is being used to study pandemics, viruses and everything in between.
Can mathematics really help us in our fight against infectious disease? Join Julia Gog as we explore exciting current research areas where mathematics is being used to study pandemics, viruses and everything in between. Julia Gog is Professor of Mathematical Biology, University of Cambridge and David N Moore Fellow at Queens’ College, Cambridge.
influenza,pandemics,disease,20171101
Julia Gog
3419
Mon, 13 Nov 2017 12:55:17 +0000

9
mathematics
prime numbers
twin primes conjecture
Prime numbers have intrigued, inspired and infuriated mathematicians for millennia and yet mathematicians' difficulty with answering simple questions about them reveals their depth and subtlety. Join Vicky to learn about recent progress towards proving the famous Twin Primes Conjecture and to hear the very different ways in which these breakthroughs have been made  a solo mathematician working in isolation, a young mathematician displaying creativity at the start of a career, a large collaboration that reveals much about how mathematicians go about their work.
Her new book "Closing the Gap: the quest to understand prime numbers" has recently been published by Oxford University Press.
Vicky Neale is Whitehead Lecturer at the Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford and Supernumerary Fellow at Balliol College
http://rss.oucs.ox.ac.uk/tag:20171116:132933:000:file:301438:video
http://media.podcasts.ox.ac.uk/maths/oxfordmaths/20171018mathsneale720p.mp4
Prime numbers have intrigued, inspired and infuriated mathematicians for millennia and yet mathematicians' difficulty with answering simple questions about them reveals their depth and subtlety.
Prime numbers have intrigued, inspired and infuriated mathematicians for millennia and yet mathematicians' difficulty with answering simple questions about them reveals their depth and subtlety. Join Vicky to learn about recent progress towards proving the famous Twin Primes Conjecture and to hear the very different ways in which these breakthroughs have been made  a solo mathematician working in isolation, a young mathematician displaying creativity at the start of a career, a large collaboration that reveals much about how mathematicians go about their work.
Her new book "Closing the Gap: the quest to understand prime numbers" has recently been published by Oxford University Press.
Vicky Neale is Whitehead Lecturer at the Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford and Supernumerary Fellow at Balliol College
mathematics,prime numbers,twin primes conjecture,20171018
Vicky Neale
2682
Tue, 24 Oct 2017 11:47:40 +0100

10
maths
social media
networks
modelling
The study of networks offers a fruitful approach to understanding human behaviour. Sanjeev Goyal is one of its pioneers. In this lecture Sanjeev presents a puzzle: In social communities, the vast majority of individuals get their information from a very small subset of the group  the influencers, connectors, and opinion leaders. But empirical research suggests that there are only minor differences between the influencers and the others. Using mathematical modelling of individual activity and networking and experiments with human subjects, Sanjeev helps explain the puzzle and the economic tradeoffs it contains.
Professor Sanjeev Goyal FBA is the Chair of the Economics Faculty at the University of Cambridge and was the founding Director of the CambridgeINET Institute.
http://rss.oucs.ox.ac.uk/tag:20180111:125125:000:file:300484:video
http://media.podcasts.ox.ac.uk/maths/oxfordmaths/20170628mathsgoyal720p.mp4
The study of networks offers a fruitful approach to understanding human behaviour. Sanjeev Goyal is one of its pioneers. In this lecture Sanjeev presents a puzzle:
The study of networks offers a fruitful approach to understanding human behaviour. Sanjeev Goyal is one of its pioneers. In this lecture Sanjeev presents a puzzle: In social communities, the vast majority of individuals get their information from a very small subset of the group  the influencers, connectors, and opinion leaders. But empirical research suggests that there are only minor differences between the influencers and the others. Using mathematical modelling of individual activity and networking and experiments with human subjects, Sanjeev helps explain the puzzle and the economic tradeoffs it contains.
Professor Sanjeev Goyal FBA is the Chair of the Economics Faculty at the University of Cambridge and was the founding Director of the CambridgeINET Institute.
maths,social media,networks,modelling
Sanjeev Goyal
3549
Tue, 04 Jul 2017 11:35:20 +0100

11
sound
symmetry
mathematics
Symmetry has played a role both for composers and in the creation of musical instruments. Marcus shows how composers have used this symmetry and demonstrates how Ernst Chladni revealed extraordinary symmetrical shapes in the vibrations of a metal Plate.
Marcus du Sautoy is Charles Simonyi Professor for the Public Understanding of Science at Oxford University.
http://rss.oucs.ox.ac.uk/tag:20180111:125153:000:file:299998:video
http://media.podcasts.ox.ac.uk/maths/oxfordmaths/20170511_mathsdusautoy720p.mp4
Symmetry has played a role both for composers and in the creation of musical instruments.
Symmetry has played a role both for composers and in the creation of musical instruments. Marcus shows how composers have used this symmetry and demonstrates how Ernst Chladni revealed extraordinary symmetrical shapes in the vibrations of a metal Plate.
Marcus du Sautoy is Charles Simonyi Professor for the Public Understanding of Science at Oxford University.
sound,symmetry,mathematics,20170511
Marcus du Sautoy
2780
Wed, 24 May 2017 13:46:29 +0100

12
chaos
mathematics
complexity
Lorenz
Tim Palmer discusses Ed Lorenz the man and his work, and compares and contrasts the meaning of the 'Butterfly Effect' as most people understand it today, and as Lorenz himself intended it to mean. Meteorologist Ed Lorenz was one of the founding fathers of chaos theory. In 1963 he showed with just three simple equations that the world around us could be both completely deterministic and yet practically unpredictable. In the 1990s, Lorenz's work was popularised by science writer James Gleick who used the phrase "The Butterfly Effect" to describe Lorenz's work. The notion that the flap of a butterfly's wings could change the course of weather was an idea that Lorenz himself used. However, he used it to describe something much more radical  he didn't know whether the Butterfly Effect was true or not.
Tim Palmer is Royal Society Research Professor in Climate Physics at the University of Oxford.
http://rss.oucs.ox.ac.uk/tag:20180111:125326:000:file:299936:video
http://media.podcasts.ox.ac.uk/maths/oxfordmaths/20170509mathspalmer.mp4
Tim Palmer discusses Ed Lorenz the man and his work, and compares and contrasts the meaning of the 'Butterfly Effect' as most people understand it today, and as Lorenz himself intended it to mean.
Tim Palmer discusses Ed Lorenz the man and his work, and compares and contrasts the meaning of the 'Butterfly Effect' as most people understand it today, and as Lorenz himself intended it to mean. Meteorologist Ed Lorenz was one of the founding fathers of chaos theory. In 1963 he showed with just three simple equations that the world around us could be both completely deterministic and yet practically unpredictable. In the 1990s, Lorenz's work was popularised by science writer James Gleick who used the phrase "The Butterfly Effect" to describe Lorenz's work. The notion that the flap of a butterfly's wings could change the course of weather was an idea that Lorenz himself used. However, he used it to describe something much more radical  he didn't know whether the Butterfly Effect was true or not.
Tim Palmer is Royal Society Research Professor in Climate Physics at the University of Oxford.
chaos,mathematics,complexity,Lorenz,20170509
Tim Palmer
3670
Thu, 18 May 2017 14:38:06 +0100

13
statistics
Tim Harford, Financial Times columnist and presenter of Radio 4's "More or Less", argues that politicians, businesses and even charities have been poisoning the value of statistics and data. From the tobacco companies in the fifties to the arguments of the Brexit campaign, Tim Harford takes us on a tour of truths, facts and the weapon that is doubt. Surely factchecking websites and rational thinking are the best weapons to convince people of the truth? Or is in fact the truth simply not good enough. Do we have time or any inclination to hear it? Maybe we need to start with something simpler. Perhaps arousing people's curiosity might be just as important.
Watch Tim make his case in the latest of the successful Oxford Mathematics Public Lecture series.
http://rss.oucs.ox.ac.uk/tag:20171214:142329:000:file:298867:video
http://media.podcasts.ox.ac.uk/maths/oxfordmaths/20170208mathsharford720p.mp4
Tim Harford, Financial Times columnist and presenter of Radio 4's "More or Less", argues that politicians, businesses and even charities have been poisoning the value of statistics and data.
Tim Harford, Financial Times columnist and presenter of Radio 4's "More or Less", argues that politicians, businesses and even charities have been poisoning the value of statistics and data. From the tobacco companies in the fifties to the arguments of the Brexit campaign, Tim Harford takes us on a tour of truths, facts and the weapon that is doubt. Surely factchecking websites and rational thinking are the best weapons to convince people of the truth? Or is in fact the truth simply not good enough. Do we have time or any inclination to hear it? Maybe we need to start with something simpler. Perhaps arousing people's curiosity might be just as important.
Watch Tim make his case in the latest of the successful Oxford Mathematics Public Lecture series.
statistics,20170208
Tim Harford
3458
Tue, 14 Feb 2017 13:32:54 +0000

14
maths
illusions
visual perception
multistable figures
Puzzling things happen in human perception when ambiguous or incomplete information is presented to the eyes. In this lecture Ian Stewart demonstrates how these phenomena provide clues about the workings of the visual system. For example, illusions, or multistable figures occur when a single image can be perceived in several ways. In this talk Ian references recent research which has modelled simplified, systematic methods by which the brain can make decisions.
Ian Stewart is Emeritus Professor of Mathematics in the University of Warwick.
http://rss.oucs.ox.ac.uk/tag:20180111:130338:000:file:298516:video
https://media.podcasts.ox.ac.uk/maths/oxfordmaths/20161215_mathsstewart.mp4
Puzzling things happen in human perception when ambiguous or incomplete information is presented to the eyes.
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/byncsa/2.0/uk/
Puzzling things happen in human perception when ambiguous or incomplete information is presented to the eyes. In this lecture Ian Stewart demonstrates how these phenomena provide clues about the workings of the visual system. For example, illusions, or multistable figures occur when a single image can be perceived in several ways. In this talk Ian references recent research which has modelled simplified, systematic methods by which the brain can make decisions.
Ian Stewart is Emeritus Professor of Mathematics in the University of Warwick. Creative Commons AttributionNonCommercialShare Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/byncsa/2.0/uk/
maths,illusions,visual perception,multistable figures,20161215
Ian Stewart
2996
Thu, 05 Jan 2017 16:31:23 +0000

15
economics
complex systems
financial crisis
We are getting better at predicting things about our environment  the impact of climate change for example. But what about predicting our collective effect on ourselves? We can predict the small things, but we fail miserably when it comes to many of the big things. The financial crisis cost the world trillions, yet our ability to forecast and mitigate the next economic crisis is very low. Is this inherently impossible? Or perhaps we are just not going about it the right way?
The complex systems approach to economics, which brings in insights from the physical and natural sciences, presents an alternative to standard methods. Doyne will explain this new approach and give examples of its successes. He will present a vision of the economics of the future as it confronts the serious problems that our world will face.
J. Doyne Farmer is Director of the Complexity Economics program at the Institute for New Economic Thinking at the Oxford Martin School and Professor in the Mathematical Institute at the University of Oxford
http://rss.oucs.ox.ac.uk/tag:20171214:142437:000:file:297835:video
http://media.podcasts.ox.ac.uk/maths/oxfordmaths/20161103_maths_farmer720p.mp4
We are getting better at predicting things about our environment  the impact of climate change for example. But what about predicting our collective effect on ourselves?
We are getting better at predicting things about our environment  the impact of climate change for example. But what about predicting our collective effect on ourselves? We can predict the small things, but we fail miserably when it comes to many of the big things. The financial crisis cost the world trillions, yet our ability to forecast and mitigate the next economic crisis is very low. Is this inherently impossible? Or perhaps we are just not going about it the right way?
The complex systems approach to economics, which brings in insights from the physical and natural sciences, presents an alternative to standard methods. Doyne will explain this new approach and give examples of its successes. He will present a vision of the economics of the future as it confronts the serious problems that our world will face.
J. Doyne Farmer is Director of the Complexity Economics program at the Institute for New Economic Thinking at the Oxford Martin School and Professor in the Mathematical Institute at the University of Oxford
economics,complex systems,financial crisis,20161103
J Doyne Farmer
3990
Thu, 10 Nov 2016 11:45:27 +0000

16
science
simonyi
maths
autism
psychology
development
Simon BaronCohen, Professor of Developmental Psychopathology, Cambridge, and Director of the Autism Research Centre, gives the 2016 Charles Simonyi Lecture on new research into autism.
http://rss.oucs.ox.ac.uk/tag:20170322:145411:000:file:297977:video
http://media.podcasts.ox.ac.uk/maths/simonyilectures/20161021mathssimonyi720p.mp4
Simon BaronCohen, Professor of Developmental Psychopathology, Cambridge, and Director of the Autism Research Centre, gives the 2016 Charles Simonyi Lecture on new research into autism.
Simon BaronCohen, Professor of Developmental Psychopathology, Cambridge, and Director of the Autism Research Centre, gives the 2016 Charles Simonyi Lecture on new research into autism.
science,simonyi,maths,autism,psychology,development
Simon BaronCohen, Marcus du Sautoy
3763
Mon, 31 Oct 2016 11:46:08 +0000

17
maths
Physics
From early mathematical inspiration at school in Duffield, Derbyshire, Nigel recalls his often unplanned progress via Jesus College, Oxford, Princeton, Cambridge and Warwick, before his final return to Oxford. Along the way such luminaries as Michael Atiyah and Simon Donaldson play their part as Nigel talks about time spent with physicists in Cambridge, the Eureka moments when the answers take shape, to his final reflections on a career where the name Hitchin is attached to so many of the tools of modern geometry and which culminated in the award of the 2016 Shaw Prize.
http://rss.oucs.ox.ac.uk/tag:20161024:131133:000:file:297480:video
http://media.podcasts.ox.ac.uk/maths/oxfordmaths/20161014_maths_hitchens720p.mp4
From early mathematical inspiration at school in Duffield, Derbyshire, Nigel recalls his often unplanned progress via Jesus College, Oxford, Princeton, Cambridge and Warwick, before his final return to Oxford.
From early mathematical inspiration at school in Duffield, Derbyshire, Nigel recalls his often unplanned progress via Jesus College, Oxford, Princeton, Cambridge and Warwick, before his final return to Oxford. Along the way such luminaries as Michael Atiyah and Simon Donaldson play their part as Nigel talks about time spent with physicists in Cambridge, the Eureka moments when the answers take shape, to his final reflections on a career where the name Hitchin is attached to so many of the tools of modern geometry and which culminated in the award of the 2016 Shaw Prize.
maths,Physics,20161014
Nigel Hitching, Martin Bridson
4028
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 13:31:47 +0100

18
maths
faith
universe
Physics
What can fashionable ideas, blind faith, or pure fantasy have to do with the scientific quest to understand the universe? Surely, scientists are immune to trends, dogmatic beliefs, or flights of fancy? In this lecture, based on his new book, Roger will argue that fashion, faith, and fantasy, while sometimes productive and even essential, may be leading today's researchers astray, most notably in three of science's most important areas  string theory, quantum mechanics, and cosmology. Yet Roger will also describe how fashion, faith, and fantasy have, ironically, also been invaluable in shaping his own work.
http://rss.oucs.ox.ac.uk/tag:20171214:142457:000:file:297478:video
http://media.podcasts.ox.ac.uk/maths/oxfordmaths/20161014_maths_penrose720p.mp4
What can fashionable ideas, blind faith, or pure fantasy have to do with the scientific quest to understand the universe? Surely, scientists are immune to trends, dogmatic beliefs, or flights of fancy?
What can fashionable ideas, blind faith, or pure fantasy have to do with the scientific quest to understand the universe? Surely, scientists are immune to trends, dogmatic beliefs, or flights of fancy? In this lecture, based on his new book, Roger will argue that fashion, faith, and fantasy, while sometimes productive and even essential, may be leading today's researchers astray, most notably in three of science's most important areas  string theory, quantum mechanics, and cosmology. Yet Roger will also describe how fashion, faith, and fantasy have, ironically, also been invaluable in shaping his own work.
maths,faith,universe,Physics,20161014
Roger Penrose
3665
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 13:17:30 +0100

19
mathematics
number theory
analytic number theory
Roger HeathBrown is one of Oxford's foremost mathematicians. In this interview with fellow Oxford Mathematician Ben Green, Roger reflects on his influences, his achievements and the pleasures that the subject of mathematics has given him.
Roger HeathBrown's work in analytic number theory has been critical to the advances in the subject over the past thirty years and garnered Roger many prizes. On the eve of his retirement Roger spoke to Ben Green, Waynflete Professor of Mathematics in Oxford and himself a leading figure in the field of number theory.
http://rss.oucs.ox.ac.uk/tag:20180111:131426:000:file:297164:video
https://media.podcasts.ox.ac.uk/maths/oxfordmaths/20160830_maths_greenbrown.mp4
Roger HeathBrown is one of Oxford's foremost mathematicians.
Roger HeathBrown is one of Oxford's foremost mathematicians. In this interview with fellow Oxford Mathematician Ben Green, Roger reflects on his influences, his achievements and the pleasures that the subject of mathematics has given him.
Roger HeathBrown's work in analytic number theory has been critical to the advances in the subject over the past thirty years and garnered Roger many prizes. On the eve of his retirement Roger spoke to Ben Green, Waynflete Professor of Mathematics in Oxford and himself a leading figure in the field of number theory.
mathematics,number theory,analytic number theory,20160830
Roger HeathBrown, Ben Green
2222
Sat, 17 Sep 2016 12:41:06 +0100

20
maths
genes
modelling
population genetics
genetics
population modelling
In this lecture Professor Alison Etheridge explores some of the simple mathematical caricatures that underpin our understanding of modern genetic data. How can we explain the patterns of genetic variation in the world around us? The genetic composition of a population can be changed by natural selection, mutation, mating, and other genetic, ecological and evolutionary mechanisms. How do they interact with one another, and what was their relative importance in shaping the patterns we see today?
http://rss.oucs.ox.ac.uk/tag:20171214:142521:000:file:296474:video
http://media.podcasts.ox.ac.uk/maths/oxfordmaths/20160630_maths_etheridge.mp4
In this lecture Professor Alison Etheridge explores some of the simple mathematical caricatures that underpin our understanding of modern genetic data.
In this lecture Professor Alison Etheridge explores some of the simple mathematical caricatures that underpin our understanding of modern genetic data. How can we explain the patterns of genetic variation in the world around us? The genetic composition of a population can be changed by natural selection, mutation, mating, and other genetic, ecological and evolutionary mechanisms. How do they interact with one another, and what was their relative importance in shaping the patterns we see today?
maths,genes,modelling,population genetics,genetics,population modelling,20160630
Alison Etheridge
3239
Wed, 06 Jul 2016 14:35:38 +0100

21
maths
Science is giving us unprecedented insight into the big questions that have challenged humanity. Where did we come from? What is the ultimate destiny of the universe? What are the building blocks of the physical world? What is consciousness?
'What We Cannot Know' asks us to rein in this unbridled enthusiasm for the power of science. Are there limits to what we can discover about our physical universe? Are some regions of the future beyond the predictive powers of science and mathematics? Are there ideas so complex that they are beyond the conception of our finite human brains? Can brains even investigate themselves or does the analysis enter an infinite loop from which it is impossible to rescue itself?
To coincide with the launch of his new book of the same title, Marcus du Sautoy will be answering (or not answering) those questions
http://rss.oucs.ox.ac.uk/tag:20180111:131528:000:file:295675:video
http://media.podcasts.ox.ac.uk/maths/oxfordmaths/20160512_marcus_du_sautoy.mp4
Science is giving us unprecedented insight into the big questions that have challenged humanity.
Science is giving us unprecedented insight into the big questions that have challenged humanity. Where did we come from? What is the ultimate destiny of the universe? What are the building blocks of the physical world? What is consciousness?
'What We Cannot Know' asks us to rein in this unbridled enthusiasm for the power of science. Are there limits to what we can discover about our physical universe? Are some regions of the future beyond the predictive powers of science and mathematics? Are there ideas so complex that they are beyond the conception of our finite human brains? Can brains even investigate themselves or does the analysis enter an infinite loop from which it is impossible to rescue itself?
To coincide with the launch of his new book of the same title, Marcus du Sautoy will be answering (or not answering) those questions
maths,20160512
Marcus du Sautoy
3349
Mon, 16 May 2016 13:05:28 +0100

22
maths
mathematics
numbers
The Oxford Mathematics Christmas Public Lecture 2015 examined an aspect of Christmas not often considered: the mathematics. Delivered by Marcus du Sautoy, Simonyi Professor for the Public Understanding of Science. The Oxford Mathematics Christmas Lecture is generously sponsored by GResearch  Researching investment ideas to predict financial markets.
http://rss.oucs.ox.ac.uk/tag:20180111:132008:000:file:293993:video
http://media.podcasts.ox.ac.uk/maths/oxfordmaths/20151216_maths_dusautoy.mp4
The Oxford Mathematics Christmas Public Lecture 2015 examined an aspect of Christmas not often considered: the mathematics.
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/byncsa/2.0/uk/
The Oxford Mathematics Christmas Public Lecture 2015 examined an aspect of Christmas not often considered: the mathematics. Delivered by Marcus du Sautoy, Simonyi Professor for the Public Understanding of Science. The Oxford Mathematics Christmas Lecture is generously sponsored by GResearch  Researching investment ideas to predict financial markets. Creative Commons AttributionNonCommercialShare Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/byncsa/2.0/uk/
maths,mathematics,numbers,20151216
Marcus du Sautoy
3456
Fri, 18 Dec 2015 12:29:41 +0000

23
geometry
symmetry
dimensions
group theory
undecidability
The understanding of the possible geometries in dimension 3 is one of the triumphs of 20th century mathematics. In this talk Martin Bridson explains why such an understanding is impossible in higher dimensions. When one wants to describe the symmetries of any object or system, in mathematics or everyday life, the right language to use is group theory. How might one go about understanding the universe of all groups and what kinds of novel geometry might emerge as we explore this universe?
Martin Bridson became Head of the Mathematical Institute on 01 October 2015. To mark the occasion he gave this Inaugural Chairman's Public Lecture.
http://rss.oucs.ox.ac.uk/tag:20171214:142612:000:file:293853:video
https://media.podcasts.ox.ac.uk/maths/oxfordmaths/20151125_maths_bridson.mp4
The understanding of the possible geometries in dimension 3 is one of the triumphs of 20th century mathematics. In this talk Martin Bridson explains why such an understanding is impossible in higher dimensions.
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/byncsa/2.0/uk/
The understanding of the possible geometries in dimension 3 is one of the triumphs of 20th century mathematics. In this talk Martin Bridson explains why such an understanding is impossible in higher dimensions. When one wants to describe the symmetries of any object or system, in mathematics or everyday life, the right language to use is group theory. How might one go about understanding the universe of all groups and what kinds of novel geometry might emerge as we explore this universe?
Martin Bridson became Head of the Mathematical Institute on 01 October 2015. To mark the occasion he gave this Inaugural Chairman's Public Lecture. Creative Commons AttributionNonCommercialShare Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/byncsa/2.0/uk/
geometry,symmetry,dimensions,group theory,undecidability,20151125
Martin Bridson
3698
Mon, 07 Dec 2015 12:29:59 +0000

24
Higgs Boson
simonyi
oxford playhouse
Professor Melissa Franklin talks about her experiences working towards the discovery of the Higgs Boson and her work today at the Large Hadron Collider This entertaining lecture by experimental particle physicist, Professor Melissa Franklin (the first woman to achieve tenure in the Harvard Physics Department), is the latest in the Charles Simonyi annual lecture series. This series was set up in 1999 in order to promote the public understanding of Science
http://rss.oucs.ox.ac.uk/tag:20170424:134055:000:file:297975:video
http://media.podcasts.ox.ac.uk/maths/simonyilectures/20151106_simonyi_franklin.mp4
Professor Melissa Franklin talks about her experiences working towards the discovery of the Higgs Boson and her work today at the Large Hadron Collider
Professor Melissa Franklin talks about her experiences working towards the discovery of the Higgs Boson and her work today at the Large Hadron Collider This entertaining lecture by experimental particle physicist, Professor Melissa Franklin (the first woman to achieve tenure in the Harvard Physics Department), is the latest in the Charles Simonyi annual lecture series. This series was set up in 1999 in order to promote the public understanding of Science
Higgs Boson,simonyi,oxford playhouse,20151106
Melissa Franklin, Marcus du Sautoy
3082
Mon, 16 Nov 2015 13:24:24 +0000

25
maths
geometry
art
art history
graphic art
M.C. Escher is known as the mathematician's (and hippie's) favourite artist. But why? And was Escher, a man who claimed he knew no mathematics, really a mathematical genius? In this lecture Roger Penrose and Jon Chapman not only show why Escher has won the artistic and mathematical hearts of mathematicians, but also why his art is inspiring both artists and mathematicians today, as captured in Jon's brilliant updating of Escher's 'Picture Gallery' to the new mathematics building in Oxford.
Please note the BBC film is not available on this film.
http://rss.oucs.ox.ac.uk/tag:20151030:172733:000:file:289479:video
http://media.podcasts.ox.ac.uk/maths/oxfordmaths/20151014_maths_escher_penrose.mp4
M.C. Escher is known as the mathematician's (and hippie's) favourite artist. But why? And was Escher, a man who claimed he knew no mathematics, really a mathematical genius?
M.C. Escher is known as the mathematician's (and hippie's) favourite artist. But why? And was Escher, a man who claimed he knew no mathematics, really a mathematical genius? In this lecture Roger Penrose and Jon Chapman not only show why Escher has won the artistic and mathematical hearts of mathematicians, but also why his art is inspiring both artists and mathematicians today, as captured in Jon's brilliant updating of Escher's 'Picture Gallery' to the new mathematics building in Oxford.
Please note the BBC film is not available on this film.
maths,geometry,art,art history,graphic art,20151014
Roger Penrose, Jon Chapman, Alain Goriely, Clem Hitchcock
4307
Wed, 28 Oct 2015 14:42:57 +0000

26
maths
geometry
gomboc
equilibrium.
Gabor Domokos gives a talk on his mathematical journey that led to the creation of the Gomboc, the shape which has just one stable and one unstable point of equilibrium. In 1995, Russian mathematician V.I. Arnold conjectured that convex, homogeneous solids with just two static balance points (weebles without a bottom weight) may exist. Ten years later the first Gomboc was built. Gabor Domokos, will describe his own part in the journey of discovery, the mathematics behind that journey and the curious relationship between the Gomboc and the turtle. He will also discuss Arnold's second major conjecture: the Gomboc in nature is not the origin, but the ultimate goal of shape evolution.
http://rss.oucs.ox.ac.uk/tag:20180111:132746:000:file:274359:video
http://media.podcasts.ox.ac.uk/maths/oxfordmaths/20150616_mathsgombocdomokos.mp4
Gabor Domokos gives a talk on his mathematical journey that led to the creation of the Gomboc, the shape which has just one stable and one unstable point of equilibrium.
Gabor Domokos gives a talk on his mathematical journey that led to the creation of the Gomboc, the shape which has just one stable and one unstable point of equilibrium. In 1995, Russian mathematician V.I. Arnold conjectured that convex, homogeneous solids with just two static balance points (weebles without a bottom weight) may exist. Ten years later the first Gomboc was built. Gabor Domokos, will describe his own part in the journey of discovery, the mathematics behind that journey and the curious relationship between the Gomboc and the turtle. He will also discuss Arnold's second major conjecture: the Gomboc in nature is not the origin, but the ultimate goal of shape evolution.
maths,geometry,gomboc,equilibrium.,20150616
Gábor Domokos
3063
Wed, 01 Jul 2015 13:43:03 +0100

27
maths
theorem
landau damping
plasma
What goes on inside the mind of a mathematician? Where does inspiration come from? Cedric Villani, winner of the most prestigious prize in mathematics, the Fields Medal, explains the process. Inaugural Titchmarsh Lecture 2015.
http://rss.oucs.ox.ac.uk/tag:20180111:132446:000:file:260293:video
http://media.podcasts.ox.ac.uk/maths/oxfordmaths/20150310_maths_villani.mp4
What goes on inside the mind of a mathematician? Where does inspiration come from? Cedric Villani, winner of the most prestigious prize in mathematics, the Fields Medal, explains the process. Inaugural Titchmarsh Lecture 2015.
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/byncsa/2.0/uk/
What goes on inside the mind of a mathematician? Where does inspiration come from? Cedric Villani, winner of the most prestigious prize in mathematics, the Fields Medal, explains the process. Inaugural Titchmarsh Lecture 2015. Creative Commons AttributionNonCommercialShare Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/byncsa/2.0/uk/
maths,theorem,landau damping,plasma,20150310
Cedric Villani
3431
Thu, 12 Mar 2015 12:46:11 +0000

28
climate
Energy
2014 Charles Simonyi Lecture with David MacKay. David discusses how the laws of physics constrain our energy options, and describes what happened when his reflections on energy arithmetic propelled him into a senior civil service role.
http://rss.oucs.ox.ac.uk/tag:20180111:130212:000:file:297973:video
http://media.podcasts.ox.ac.uk/maths/simonyilectures/20141114_simonyi_mackay.mp4
2014 Charles Simonyi Lecture with David MacKay.
2014 Charles Simonyi Lecture with David MacKay. David discusses how the laws of physics constrain our energy options, and describes what happened when his reflections on energy arithmetic propelled him into a senior civil service role.
climate,Energy,20141114
David MacKay
3649
Thu, 04 Dec 2014 17:23:22 +0000

29
symmetry
penrose
tiles
mathematical institute
architecture
Patterns
Worldrenowned mathematician Sir Roger Penrose, Oxford University, describes how crystalline symmetries are necessarily 2fold, 3fold, 4fold, or 6fold.
http://rss.oucs.ox.ac.uk/tag:20171214:142819:000:file:239211:video
http://media.podcasts.ox.ac.uk/alumni/weekend14/20140921_alumni_penrose_640_360.mp4
Worldrenowned mathematician Sir Roger Penrose, Oxford University, describes how crystalline symmetries are necessarily 2fold, 3fold, 4fold, or 6fold.
Worldrenowned mathematician Sir Roger Penrose, Oxford University, describes how crystalline symmetries are necessarily 2fold, 3fold, 4fold, or 6fold.
symmetry,penrose,tiles,mathematical institute,architecture,Patterns,20140921
Roger Penrose
3301
Thu, 04 Dec 2014 13:27:38 +0000

30
maths
brain
modelling
science
research
21st century
How has mathematics emerged over recent decades as the engine behind 21st century science? Alain Goriely looks at this question and more.
http://rss.oucs.ox.ac.uk/tag:20171214:142838:000:file:239711:video
http://media.podcasts.ox.ac.uk/alumni/weekend14/20140919_alumni_goriely_360_640.mp4
How has mathematics emerged over recent decades as the engine behind 21st century science? Alain Goriely looks at this question and more.
How has mathematics emerged over recent decades as the engine behind 21st century science? Alain Goriely looks at this question and more.
maths,brain,modelling,science,research,21st century,20140919
Alain Goriely
3535
Thu, 04 Dec 2014 13:24:42 +0000

31
maths
stamps
The entire history of mathematics in one hour, as illustrated by around 300 postage stamps featuring mathematics and mathematicians from across the world. From Euclid to Euler, from Pythagoras to Poincare, and from Fibonacci to the Fields Medals, all are featured in attractive, charming and sometimes bizarre stamps. No knowledge of mathematics or philately required.
http://rss.oucs.ox.ac.uk/tag:20180111:133138:000:file:247843:video
http://media.podcasts.ox.ac.uk/maths/oxfordmaths/20141121_maths_wilson.mp4
The entire history of mathematics in one hour, as illustrated by around 300 postage stamps featuring mathematics and mathematicians from across the world.
The entire history of mathematics in one hour, as illustrated by around 300 postage stamps featuring mathematics and mathematicians from across the world. From Euclid to Euler, from Pythagoras to Poincare, and from Fibonacci to the Fields Medals, all are featured in attractive, charming and sometimes bizarre stamps. No knowledge of mathematics or philately required.
maths,stamps
Robin Wilson
3407
Wed, 03 Dec 2014 14:00:48 +0000

32
big data
data mining
Google
Big Data promises to change all sectors of our economy, and deeply affect our society. But beyond the current hype, what are Big Data's salient qualities, and do they warrant the high hopes? These are some of the questions that this talk addresses.
http://rss.oucs.ox.ac.uk/tag:20180111:133028:000:file:244976:video
http://media.podcasts.ox.ac.uk/maths/oxfordmaths/20141029_maths_mayerscho%CC%88nberger_360_640.mp4
Big Data promises to change all sectors of our economy, and deeply affect our society.
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/byncsa/2.0/uk/
Big Data promises to change all sectors of our economy, and deeply affect our society. But beyond the current hype, what are Big Data's salient qualities, and do they warrant the high hopes? These are some of the questions that this talk addresses. Creative Commons AttributionNonCommercialShare Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/byncsa/2.0/uk/
big data,data mining,Google,20141029
Viktor MayerSchonberger
2654
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 11:56:47 +0000

33
love
math
new york times
bestseller
quadratics
A public lecture given by Edward Frenkel, a professor at the University of California at Berkeley, talking around his bestselling book "Love and Math" followed by a conversation with Marcus du Sautoy and Q&A. "Love and Math" tells two intertwined stories: the wonders of mathematics and one young man's journey learning and living it. The book shows that mathematics  far from occupying a specialist niche  goes to the heart of all matter, uniting us across cultures. Edward works on the Langlands correspondences. Considered by many to be a Grand Unified Theory of mathematics, the Langlands Programme enables researchers to translate findings from one field to another so that they can solve hard problems that had seemed intractable before. "Love and Math" is an invitation to discover the hidden magic universe of mathematics. For more information, visit http://loveandmathbook.com/
http://rss.oucs.ox.ac.uk/tag:20180111:132623:000:file:228854:video
http://media.podcasts.ox.ac.uk/maths/oxfordmaths/20140707_edward_frenkel_love_and_math_hq.mp4
A public lecture given by Edward Frenkel, a professor at the University of California at Berkeley, talking around his bestselling book "Love and Math" followed by a conversation with Marcus du Sautoy and Q&A.
A public lecture given by Edward Frenkel, a professor at the University of California at Berkeley, talking around his bestselling book "Love and Math" followed by a conversation with Marcus du Sautoy and Q&A. "Love and Math" tells two intertwined stories: the wonders of mathematics and one young man's journey learning and living it. The book shows that mathematics  far from occupying a specialist niche  goes to the heart of all matter, uniting us across cultures. Edward works on the Langlands correspondences. Considered by many to be a Grand Unified Theory of mathematics, the Langlands Programme enables researchers to translate findings from one field to another so that they can solve hard problems that had seemed intractable before. "Love and Math" is an invitation to discover the hidden magic universe of mathematics. For more information, visit http://loveandmathbook.com/
love,math,new york times,bestseller,quadratics
Edward Frenkel, Marcus du Sautoy
3497
Sat, 12 Jul 2014 15:05:41 +0100

34
maths
twistor theory
relativity
quantum
consciousness
dark matter
conformal cyclic cosmology
microtubules
These two video sessions explore the development of Sir Roger Penrose's thought over more than 60 years, ending with his most recent theories and predictions. In the first session, Roger Penrose explains the impact of his time at Cambridge in the 1950s. The interview brings out his highly unconventional choice of subjects for deep study, which completely ignored the boundary between 'pure' and 'applied' mathematics. Those familiar with his worldleading development of relativity theory in the 1960s may be surprised to learn how much he was influenced by quantum theory in the 1950s, and also by the early origin of his new ideas.
Roger Penrose explains the influence of Dirac, Sciama and other leading figures of the 1950s, and goes on to characterise the emergence of twistor theory. Nonexperts will be interested to hear how the ideas of his bestknown work, The Emperor's New Mind, also had an origin in this early period. Roger Penrose also adds fascinating detail about the psychology of mathematical discovery, explaining how he was very slow at school, needing extra time to think issues through for himself. The mystery of time, in physics and human consciousness, runs through the entire conversation, and lights up even the most technical aspects of the discussion.
http://rss.oucs.ox.ac.uk/tag:20180111:134036:000:file:226590:video
http://media.podcasts.ox.ac.uk/maths/oxfordmaths/20140520_maths_penrose_part_one.mp4
These two video sessions explore the development of Sir Roger Penrose's thought over more than 60 years, ending with his most recent theories and predictions.
These two video sessions explore the development of Sir Roger Penrose's thought over more than 60 years, ending with his most recent theories and predictions. In the first session, Roger Penrose explains the impact of his time at Cambridge in the 1950s. The interview brings out his highly unconventional choice of subjects for deep study, which completely ignored the boundary between 'pure' and 'applied' mathematics. Those familiar with his worldleading development of relativity theory in the 1960s may be surprised to learn how much he was influenced by quantum theory in the 1950s, and also by the early origin of his new ideas.
Roger Penrose explains the influence of Dirac, Sciama and other leading figures of the 1950s, and goes on to characterise the emergence of twistor theory. Nonexperts will be interested to hear how the ideas of his bestknown work, The Emperor's New Mind, also had an origin in this early period. Roger Penrose also adds fascinating detail about the psychology of mathematical discovery, explaining how he was very slow at school, needing extra time to think issues through for himself. The mystery of time, in physics and human consciousness, runs through the entire conversation, and lights up even the most technical aspects of the discussion.
maths,twistor theory,relativity,quantum,consciousness,dark matter,conformal cyclic cosmology,microtubules,20140520
Roger Penrose, Andrew Hodges
3073
Wed, 18 Jun 2014 15:46:55 +0100

35
maths
twistor theory
relativity
quantum
consciousness
dark matter
conformal cyclic cosmology
microtubules
These two video sessions explore the development of Sir Roger Penrose’s thought over more than 60 years, ending with his most recent theories and predictions. In the second session, the emphasis shifts to the recent developments in Roger Penrose's thought. He gives a very clear outline of his argument for Conformal Cyclic Cosmology as the correct description of the Big Bang. However, the conversation turns once again to the precursors of these ideas in the 1950s, with new anecdotes about Dirac and the origin of Roger Penrose’s geometrical innovations. Bringing the discussion up to the present moment, Roger Penrose describes the impact of recent observations of primordial magnetic fields and also addresses the significance of his own predictions for the form of dark matter.
In a closing segment, the discussion turns to the current discoveries in neurology and biophysics relevant to Roger Penrose’s theory of microtubules as advanced in Shadows of the Mind. The discussion ends tantalisingly with renewed speculation on the foundations of quantum mechanics and its relation to general relativity. Nonexperts will relish Sir Roger Penrose’s comment that 'To me eternity is not such a long time'.
http://rss.oucs.ox.ac.uk/tag:20180111:134003:000:file:226592:video
http://media.podcasts.ox.ac.uk/maths/oxfordmaths/20140520_maths_penrose_part_two.mp4
These two video sessions explore the development of Sir Roger Penrose’s thought over more than 60 years, ending with his most recent theories and predictions.
These two video sessions explore the development of Sir Roger Penrose’s thought over more than 60 years, ending with his most recent theories and predictions. In the second session, the emphasis shifts to the recent developments in Roger Penrose's thought. He gives a very clear outline of his argument for Conformal Cyclic Cosmology as the correct description of the Big Bang. However, the conversation turns once again to the precursors of these ideas in the 1950s, with new anecdotes about Dirac and the origin of Roger Penrose’s geometrical innovations. Bringing the discussion up to the present moment, Roger Penrose describes the impact of recent observations of primordial magnetic fields and also addresses the significance of his own predictions for the form of dark matter.
In a closing segment, the discussion turns to the current discoveries in neurology and biophysics relevant to Roger Penrose’s theory of microtubules as advanced in Shadows of the Mind. The discussion ends tantalisingly with renewed speculation on the foundations of quantum mechanics and its relation to general relativity. Nonexperts will relish Sir Roger Penrose’s comment that 'To me eternity is not such a long time'.
maths,twistor theory,relativity,quantum,consciousness,dark matter,conformal cyclic cosmology,microtubules,20140520
Roger Penrose, Andrew Hodges
2551
Wed, 18 Jun 2014 15:46:36 +0100

36
maths
algebraic geometry
k theory
index theory
instantons
monopoles
In conversation with Paul Tod on the occasion of Sir Michael's 85th birthday conference. A portrait of the contribution that Sir Michael Atiyah has made to mathematics over his career together with his recollections of formative people and events. Interview by Professor Paul Tod.
http://rss.oucs.ox.ac.uk/tag:20180111:134143:000:file:223704:video
http://media.podcasts.ox.ac.uk/maths/oxfordmaths/20140422_maths_atiyah.mp4
In conversation with Paul Tod on the occasion of Sir Michael's 85th birthday conference.
In conversation with Paul Tod on the occasion of Sir Michael's 85th birthday conference. A portrait of the contribution that Sir Michael Atiyah has made to mathematics over his career together with his recollections of formative people and events. Interview by Professor Paul Tod.
maths,algebraic geometry,k theory,index theory,instantons,monopoles,20140422
Paul, Tod, Michael Atiyah
1950
Mon, 12 May 2014 17:09:48 +0100

37
biology
applied mathematics
biography
oxford
corpus christi
Jim Murray is one of the leading mathematical biologists of our times. In this wideranging interview Jim talks about his career, the range of his work, his successes and failures and his hopes and expectations for the future of mathematical biology.
http://rss.oucs.ox.ac.uk/tag:20180111:134434:000:file:220578:video
http://media.podcasts.ox.ac.uk/maths/20140307_murray_maini_interview_720p.mp4
Jim Murray is one of the leading mathematical biologists of our times.
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/byncsa/2.0/uk/
Jim Murray is one of the leading mathematical biologists of our times. In this wideranging interview Jim talks about his career, the range of his work, his successes and failures and his hopes and expectations for the future of mathematical biology. Creative Commons AttributionNonCommercialShare Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/byncsa/2.0/uk/
biology,applied mathematics,biography,oxford,corpus christi
James D Murray, Phillip Maini
3322
Wed, 02 Apr 2014 12:31:11 +0100

38
maths
biology
morphogenetics
marriage
divorce
cancer
brain tumour
Professor James D Murray, Professor Emeritus of Mathematical Biology, University of Oxford and Senior Scholar, Applied and Computational Mathematics, Princeton University, gives the annual Hooke Lecture. Understanding the generation and control of pattern and form is still a challenging and major problem in the biomedical sciences. I shall describe three very different problems.
First I shall briefly describe the development and application of the mechanical theory of morphogenesis and the discovery of morphogenetic laws in limb development and how it was used to move evolution backwards. I shall then describe a surprisingly informative model, now used clinically, for quantifying the growth of brain tumours, enhancing imaging techniques and quantifying individual patient treatment protocols prior to their use. Among other things, it is used to estimate patient life expectancy and explain why some patients live longer than others with the same treatment protocols.
Finally I shall describe an example from the social sciences which quantifies marital interaction that is used to predict marital stability and divorce. From a large study of newly married couples it had a 94 percent accuracy. I shall show how it has helped design a new scientific marital therapy which is currently used in clinical practice.
http://rss.oucs.ox.ac.uk/tag:20180111:134316:000:file:219628:video
http://media.podcasts.ox.ac.uk/maths/20140306_Jim_Murray_Hooke_Lecture_2.mp4
Professor James D Murray, Professor Emeritus of Mathematical Biology, University of Oxford and Senior Scholar, Applied and Computational Mathematics, Princeton University, gives the annual Hooke Lecture.
Professor James D Murray, Professor Emeritus of Mathematical Biology, University of Oxford and Senior Scholar, Applied and Computational Mathematics, Princeton University, gives the annual Hooke Lecture. Understanding the generation and control of pattern and form is still a challenging and major problem in the biomedical sciences. I shall describe three very different problems.
First I shall briefly describe the development and application of the mechanical theory of morphogenesis and the discovery of morphogenetic laws in limb development and how it was used to move evolution backwards. I shall then describe a surprisingly informative model, now used clinically, for quantifying the growth of brain tumours, enhancing imaging techniques and quantifying individual patient treatment protocols prior to their use. Among other things, it is used to estimate patient life expectancy and explain why some patients live longer than others with the same treatment protocols.
Finally I shall describe an example from the social sciences which quantifies marital interaction that is used to predict marital stability and divorce. From a large study of newly married couples it had a 94 percent accuracy. I shall show how it has helped design a new scientific marital therapy which is currently used in clinical practice.
maths,biology,morphogenetics,marriage,divorce,cancer,brain tumour,20140304
James D Murray
4749
Fri, 21 Mar 2014 14:12:20 +0000

39
maths
oxford
wisconsin
A portrait of the contribution that Bryce McLeod has made to mathematics over his career together with his recollections of formative people and events. Interview by Professor Sir John Ball FRS, FRSE , Sedleian Professor of Natural Philosophy.
http://rss.oucs.ox.ac.uk/tag:20180111:134513:000:file:218844:video
http://media.podcasts.ox.ac.uk/maths/oxfordmaths/20140123_maths_mcleod.mp4
A portrait of the contribution that Bryce McLeod has made to mathematics over his career together with his recollections of formative people and events.
A portrait of the contribution that Bryce McLeod has made to mathematics over his career together with his recollections of formative people and events. Interview by Professor Sir John Ball FRS, FRSE , Sedleian Professor of Natural Philosophy.
maths,oxford,wisconsin,20140123
Bryce McLeod, John Ball
3606
Tue, 11 Mar 2014 10:15:27 +0000

40
maths
keble college
keble
mathematics
Professor GuiQiang G. Chen presents in his inaugural lecture several examples to illustrate the origins, developments, and roles of partial differential equations in our changing world. While calculus is a mathematical theory concerned with change, differential equations are the mathematician's foremost aid for describing change. In the simplest case, a process depends on one variable alone, for example time. More complex phenomena depend on several variables  perhaps time and, in addition, one, two or three space variables. Such processes require the use of partial differential equations. The behaviour of every material object in nature, with timescales ranging from picoseconds to millennia and length scales ranging from subatomic to astronomical, can be modeled by nonlinear partial differential equations or by equations with similar features. The roles of partial differential equations within mathematics and in the other sciences become increasingly significant. The mathematical theory of partial differential equations has a long history. In the recent decades, the subject has experienced a vigorous growth, and research is marching on at a brisk pace.
http://rss.oucs.ox.ac.uk/tag:20180111:133618:000:file:175580:video
http://media.podcasts.ox.ac.uk/kebl/general/guiqiangchen.mp4
Professor GuiQiang G. Chen presents in his inaugural lecture several examples to illustrate the origins, developments, and roles of partial differential equations in our changing world.
Professor GuiQiang G. Chen presents in his inaugural lecture several examples to illustrate the origins, developments, and roles of partial differential equations in our changing world. While calculus is a mathematical theory concerned with change, differential equations are the mathematician's foremost aid for describing change. In the simplest case, a process depends on one variable alone, for example time. More complex phenomena depend on several variables  perhaps time and, in addition, one, two or three space variables. Such processes require the use of partial differential equations. The behaviour of every material object in nature, with timescales ranging from picoseconds to millennia and length scales ranging from subatomic to astronomical, can be modeled by nonlinear partial differential equations or by equations with similar features. The roles of partial differential equations within mathematics and in the other sciences become increasingly significant. The mathematical theory of partial differential equations has a long history. In the recent decades, the subject has experienced a vigorous growth, and research is marching on at a brisk pace.
maths,keble college,keble,mathematics
GuiQiang George Chen
3136
Wed, 15 Jan 2014 11:50:44 +0000

41
maths
numbers
prime numbers
Internet security
Dr Richard Earl of the Mathematical Institute, Oxford presents a talk about prime numbers. What they are and their role in internet security.
http://rss.oucs.ox.ac.uk/tag:20171214:143006:000:file:183782:video
http://media.podcasts.ox.ac.uk/mpls/xmaslectures/20131209_xmas_science_lectures_earl.mp4
Dr Richard Earl of the Mathematical Institute, Oxford presents a talk about prime numbers. What they are and their role in internet security.
Dr Richard Earl of the Mathematical Institute, Oxford presents a talk about prime numbers. What they are and their role in internet security.
maths,numbers,prime numbers,Internet security
Richard Earl
2873
Wed, 15 Jan 2014 11:48:40 +0000

42
maths
wolfram alpha
mathematica
computation
computing
Stephen Wolfram, creator of Mathematica and Wolfram Alpha, gives a talk about the future of mathematics and computation.
http://rss.oucs.ox.ac.uk/tag:20171214:143018:000:file:177976:video
http://media.podcasts.ox.ac.uk/maths/20120612mathswolframnotCCedit.mp4
Stephen Wolfram, creator of Mathematica and Wolfram Alpha, gives a talk about the future of mathematics and computation.
Stephen Wolfram, creator of Mathematica and Wolfram Alpha, gives a talk about the future of mathematics and computation.
maths,wolfram alpha,mathematica,computation,computing
Stephen Wolfram
3110
Wed, 15 Jan 2014 11:43:25 +0000

43
maths
mathematics
oxford
knowledge
marcus du sautoy
Professor Marcus du Sautoy (New College), Charles Simonyi Chair in the Public Understanding of Science, author and broadcaster gives a talk about how much we can understand of the world through maths
http://rss.oucs.ox.ac.uk/tag:20171214:143037:000:file:202543:video
http://media.podcasts.ox.ac.uk/maths/oxfordmaths/2013mathsdusautoy4.mp4
Professor Marcus du Sautoy (New College), Charles Simonyi Chair in the Public Understanding of Science, author and broadcaster gives a talk about how much we can understand of the world through maths
Professor Marcus du Sautoy (New College), Charles Simonyi Chair in the Public Understanding of Science, author and broadcaster gives a talk about how much we can understand of the world through maths
maths,mathematics,oxford,knowledge,marcus du sautoy
Marcus du Sautoy
5389
Wed, 15 Jan 2014 11:40:26 +0000

44
maths
art
painting
sculpture
culture
numbers
Professor Marcus du Sautoy (New College), Charles Simonyi Chair in the Public Understanding of Science, author and broadcaster gives a talk about the connections beween art and mathematics
http://rss.oucs.ox.ac.uk/tag:20171214:143050:000:file:202542:video
http://media.podcasts.ox.ac.uk/maths/oxfordmaths/2013mathsdusautoy3.mp4
Professor Marcus du Sautoy (New College), Charles Simonyi Chair in the Public Understanding of Science, author and broadcaster gives a talk about the connections beween art and mathematics
Professor Marcus du Sautoy (New College), Charles Simonyi Chair in the Public Understanding of Science, author and broadcaster gives a talk about the connections beween art and mathematics
maths,art,painting,sculpture,culture,numbers
Marcus du Sautoy
5689
Wed, 15 Jan 2014 11:37:45 +0000

45
maths
symmetry
evolution
games
dice
mathematics
shapes
nature
Professor Marcus du Sautoy (New College), Charles Simonyi Chair in the Public Understanding of Science, author and broadcaster gives a talk about symmetry and how the rules of symmetry influences our lives and the choices we make.
http://rss.oucs.ox.ac.uk/tag:20180111:133317:000:file:202152:video
http://media.podcasts.ox.ac.uk/maths/oxfordmaths/2013mathsdusautoy2.mp4
Professor Marcus du Sautoy (New College), Charles Simonyi Chair in the Public Understanding of Science, author and broadcaster gives a talk about symmetry and how the rules of symmetry influences our lives and the choices we make.
Professor Marcus du Sautoy (New College), Charles Simonyi Chair in the Public Understanding of Science, author and broadcaster gives a talk about symmetry and how the rules of symmetry influences our lives and the choices we make.
maths,symmetry,evolution,games,dice,mathematics,shapes,nature
Marcus du Sautoy
5789
Tue, 14 Jan 2014 15:25:00 +0000

46
maths
mathematics
Professor Marcus du Sautoy (New College), Charles Simonyi Chair in the Public Understanding of Science, author and broadcaster gives a talk on 5th September 2013.
http://rss.oucs.ox.ac.uk/tag:20171214:143114:000:file:202151:video
http://media.podcasts.ox.ac.uk/maths/oxfordmaths/2013mathsdusautoy1.mp4
Professor Marcus du Sautoy (New College), Charles Simonyi Chair in the Public Understanding of Science, author and broadcaster gives a talk on 5th September 2013.
Professor Marcus du Sautoy (New College), Charles Simonyi Chair in the Public Understanding of Science, author and broadcaster gives a talk on 5th September 2013.
maths,mathematics
Marcus du Sautoy
4170
Tue, 14 Jan 2014 15:22:41 +0000

47
mathematics
art
literature
alumni
Professor Marcus du Sautoy (New College), Charles Simonyi Chair in the Public Understanding of Science, author and broadcaster gives a talk for the 2013 Oxford Alumni Weekend. From composers to painters, writers to choreographers, the mathematician's palette of shapes, patterns and numbers has proved a powerful inspiration. Often subconsciously artists are drawn to the same structures that fascinate mathematicians, as they constantly hunt for interesting new structures to frame their creative process. Through the work of artists like Borges and Dali, Messiaen and Laban, Professor du Sautoy will explore the hidden mathematical ideas that underpin their creative output and reveal that the work of the mathematician is also driven by strong aesthetic values.
http://rss.oucs.ox.ac.uk/tag:20180111:131818:000:file:180284:video
http://media.podcasts.ox.ac.uk/alumni/weekend13/20130921alumnidusautoy.mp4
Professor Marcus du Sautoy (New College), Charles Simonyi Chair in the Public Understanding of Science, author and broadcaster gives a talk for the 2013 Oxford Alumni Weekend.
Professor Marcus du Sautoy (New College), Charles Simonyi Chair in the Public Understanding of Science, author and broadcaster gives a talk for the 2013 Oxford Alumni Weekend. From composers to painters, writers to choreographers, the mathematician's palette of shapes, patterns and numbers has proved a powerful inspiration. Often subconsciously artists are drawn to the same structures that fascinate mathematicians, as they constantly hunt for interesting new structures to frame their creative process. Through the work of artists like Borges and Dali, Messiaen and Laban, Professor du Sautoy will explore the hidden mathematical ideas that underpin their creative output and reveal that the work of the mathematician is also driven by strong aesthetic values.
mathematics,art,literature,alumni
Marcus du Sautoy
3101
Tue, 14 Jan 2014 14:47:39 +0000