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Interviews with people who love numbers and mathematics. Hosted by Brady Haran, maker of the Numberphile series on YouTube.

The Numberphile Podcast Brady Haran

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Interviews with people who love numbers and mathematics. Hosted by Brady Haran, maker of the Numberphile series on YouTube.

    The Little Star - with Zvezdelina Stankova

    The Little Star - with Zvezdelina Stankova

    Mathematician Zvezdelina Stankova was born in Bulgaria and is now a teaching professor at UC Berkeley.

    Zvezda's webpage - https://math.berkeley.edu/~stankova/

    Zvezda videos on Numberphile - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLt5AfwLFPxWIbAPK1oJgRIpe0sWiPKkQ4

    The Legend of Question Six - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y30VF3cSIYQ

    Berkeley Math Circle - https://mathcircle.berkeley.edu

    This episode was supported by G-Research, a world-leading quantitative finance research firm, hiring the brightest minds to tackle the biggest questions in finance - learn more at gresearch.co.uk/numberphile/ - https://www.gresearch.co.uk/numberphile/

    You can support Numberphile on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/numberphile
    Like these people - https://www.numberphile.com/patrons

    With thanks to MSRI - https://www.msri.org

    • 58 min
    Google's 'DeepMind' does Mathematics

    Google's 'DeepMind' does Mathematics

    A breakthrough paper is published about using artificial intelligence to do mathematics - we discuss it with DeepMind's Alex Davies and Professor Marcus du Sautoy.

    DeepMind - https://deepmind.com

    DeepMind blog on this topic - https://deepmind.com/blog/article/exploring-the-beauty-of-pure-mathematics-in-novel-ways

    Nature article on the topic - https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-021-03593-1

    Article from The Conversation by Geordie Williamson, who worked on the project - https://theconversation.com/mathematical-discoveries-take-intuition-and-creativity-and-now-a-little-help-from-ai-172900

    Marcus du Sautoy - https://www.simonyi.ox.ac.uk

    The Creativity Code - book on Amazon - https://amzn.to/3Dmxak2

    Collaborator Geordie Williamson - https://www.maths.usyd.edu.au/u/geordie/

    Collaborator Marc Lackenby - http://people.maths.ox.ac.uk/lackenby/

    Collaborator Andras Juhasz - https://www.maths.ox.ac.uk/people/andras.juhasz

    This episode was supported by G-Research, a world-leading quantitative finance research firm, hiring the brightest minds to tackle the biggest questions in finance - learn more at gresearch.co.uk/numberphile/ - https://www.gresearch.co.uk/numberphile/

    You can support Numberphile on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/numberphile - like these people - https://www.numberphile.com/patrons

    With thanks to MSRI - https://www.msri.org

    • 37 min
    Making Sense of Infinity - with Asaf Karagila

    Making Sense of Infinity - with Asaf Karagila

    From high school drop-out to set theorist, Asaf Karagila shares his journey towards infinity. Asaf is a UKRI Future Leaders Fellow at the University of East Anglia.

    Asaf's blog - http://karagila.org

    Asaf's Twitter - https://twitter.com/AsafKaragila

    Some Infinity stuff on Numberphile - https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLt5AfwLFPxWKORZ3UeTKlJiJa-89BBz3t

    You can support Numberphile on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/numberphile) like these people - https://www.numberphile.com/patrons

    With thanks to MSRI - https://www.msri.org

    This episode was also made possible by the UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship - https://www.ukri.org/our-work/developing-people-and-skills/future-leaders-fellowships/

    UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship MR/T021705/1

    • 53 min
    A Chance at Immortality - with Marcus Du Sautoy

    A Chance at Immortality - with Marcus Du Sautoy

    Mathematical greatness can strike at any time - even on the train between Oxford and London.

    Marcus is the Simonyi Professor for the Public Understanding of Science at Oxford University - https://www.simonyi.ox.ac.uk

    Marcus' author page on Amazon - https://amzn.to/3eJNd1Z

    I is a Strange Loop - book - https://amzn.to/3eJNd1Z

    I is a Strange Loop - performance on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xEORIj1Ecug

    This episode was supported by G-Research, a world-leading quantitative finance research firm, hiring the brightest minds to tackle the biggest questions in finance - learn more at gresearch.co.uk/numberphile/ - https://www.gresearch.co.uk/numberphile/

    You can support Numberphile on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/numberphile) like these people - https://www.numberphile.com/patrons

    With thanks to MSRI - https://www.msri.org

    Podcast by Brady Haran - https://www.bradyharanblog.com

    With thanks to GWR - https://www.gwr.com - for the Oxford-London rail footage used in the YouTube version of this podcast - https://youtu.be/PVSkzNOXG1k

    Additional train footage courtesy of Don Coffey - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8LH7xMAyCSqpClAvTHwJRw - whose video work is supporting Samaritans - https://www.samaritans.org/donate-now/

    • 51 min
    The Naked Mathematician - with Tom Crawford

    The Naked Mathematician - with Tom Crawford

    Dr Tom Crawford has been known to strip to his underwear in the interests of math education. He is an Early Career Teaching and Outreach Fellow at Oxford University.

    Tom's page at St Edmund Hall - https://www.seh.ox.ac.uk/people/tom-crawford

    Tom Rock's Maths YouTube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/tomrocksmaths

    Tom's main website with links to most stuff - https://tomrocksmaths.com

    Numberphile videos featuring Tom Crawford - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLt5AfwLFPxWJ2TNTA79reKQ6S88kTvDR-

    This episode was supported by G-Research, a world-leading quantitative finance research firm, hiring the brightest minds to tackle the biggest questions in finance - learn more at gresearch.co.uk/numberphile/ - https://www.gresearch.co.uk/numberphile/

    You can support Numberphile on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/numberphile) like these people - https://www.numberphile.com/patrons

    With thanks to MSRI - https://www.msri.org

    • 58 min
    Beauty in the Messiness - with Philip Moriarty

    Beauty in the Messiness - with Philip Moriarty

    Experimental physicist Phil Moriarty works with temperamental microscopes and individual atoms. Today's topics include Ireland, mathematics, failing at university, microscopy, academic gripes... and music.

    Professor Moriarty's university page - including links to some of his papers

    Phil's book: When the Uncertainty Principle Goes to 11: Or How to Explain Quantum Physics with Heavy Metal

    Some of Brady's videos with Phil

    The Golden Ratio music video

    Phil's blog

    Want more? Hear Phil with Brady on The Unmade Podcast

    This episode was supported by G-Research, a world-leading quantitative finance research firm, hiring the brightest minds to tackle the biggest questions in finance - learn more at gresearch.co.uk/numberphile/

    You can support Numberphile on Patreon like these people

    With thanks to MSRI

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

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156 Ratings

156 Ratings

Stu from Penrith ,

Everyone a gem in its own right!

I have been a regular listener since this podcast began and I can't express how much joy it has brought me! I was pretty good at A Level maths, struggled with it a bit during my engineering degree, but I always find Brady's interviews inspiring. They often make me want to go back and dust off the old textbooks. There is such a wealth of wisdom in these podcasts: occasionally I have been known to listen to an episode 2 or 3 times over 😎

SteveMcC1964 ,

Fabulous

I love the way Brady interviews his guests and victims. So much so it’s helped inspire me to get on with the Maths degree I put on the back burner 41 years ago. Top podcast

SteveMc1964 ,

Well worth 5 stars

Always interesting and worth the time to listen to. If you’ve never seen any of Brady’s other work treat yourself.

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