16 episodes

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.

    Gondor Calls For Aid - with Kit Yates

    Gondor Calls For Aid - with Kit Yates

    Mathematical biologist Kit Yates discussing the coronavirus pandemic.

    Kit Yates website

    Kit on Twitter

    The Royal Society's call to arms for mathematicians

    NHS advice on Coronavirus and COVID-19

    Ben Sparks on Numberphile - The Coronavirus Curve

    3blue1brown on the exponential growth of epidemics

    Simulating an epidemic with 3blue1brown

    Tom Crawford on the SIR Model

    Kurzgesagt on COVID-19

    Extended presentation by Nick Jewell for MSRI

    With thanks to MSRI

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    • 28 min
    Champaign Mathematician - with Holly Krieger

    Champaign Mathematician - with Holly Krieger

    From Illinois to Cambridgeshire, Holly Krieger’s path to mathematics was an unusual one.

    Holly’s webpage

    And her publications

    Watch Holly on Numberphile

    Math or Maths?

    Champaign, Illinois

    With thanks to

    MSRI

    Meyer Sound

    • 40 min
    Coffin Problems - with Edward Frenkel

    Coffin Problems - with Edward Frenkel

    Edward Frenkel's fascinating mathematical journey - from the Soviet Union to the United States.

    Edward's website

    Love and Math - Edward's book via Amazon

    Edward on Twitter

    His videos on Numberphile

    Artificial Intelligence: First Person Perspective

    Coffin Problems paper (aka Jewish Problems)

    Rites of Love and Math - the film

    About the film and its Formula of Love

    Frenkel research papers

    With thanks to

    MSRI

    Meyer Sound

    • 1 hr 21 min
    The Badly Behaved Prime - with James Maynard

    The Badly Behaved Prime - with James Maynard

    James Maynard is making waves in the world of prime numbers - we spoke to him in his office at Oxford University.

    James is appointed a professor

    And wins the Cole Prize

    James discusses the Twin Prime Conjecture - Numberphile video

    Small Gaps Between Primes - paper

    Large Gaps Between Primes - paper

    Large Gaps Between Primes - Numberphile video

    James on his love of primes - Numberphile video

    James Maynard playlist

    Prime Number playlist

    Numberphile on Patreon

    With thanks to

    MSRI

    Meyer Sound

    • 41 min
    Fame and Admiration - with Timothy Gowers

    Fame and Admiration - with Timothy Gowers

    Fame and Admiration - with Timothy Gowers

    Fields Medallist Sir Timothy Gowers discusses his career - and the role of ‘begrudging admiration’ in mathematics.

    Sir Timothy Gowers webpage at Cambridge

    Timothy Gowers blog

    And his Twitter

    The Fields Medal

    Terminator 2

    The unconditional basic sequence problem

    Szemerédi's theorem

    Tim Gowers International Math Olympiad results

    The Fields Medal with Cédric Villani - Numberphile

    With thanks to

    MSRI

    Meyer Sound

    • 54 min
    The Number Collector - with Neil Sloane

    The Number Collector - with Neil Sloane

    We speak with Neil Sloane - creator and keeper of the famed ‘On-line Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences’.

    OEIS

    Sequences we featured from the OEIS included Fibonacci Numbers, A068679, Bell or exponential numbers, A000435 - The Genesis Sequence, Euler totient function, King Louis births, Recaman's sequence, Gijswijt's sequence, and Brady Numbers.

    Videos featuring Neil on Numberphile

    Neil Sloane homepage

    Traralgon and Brady’s podcast with Tim from Traralgon

    1956 Melbourne Olympics

    Neil’s works on Amazon

    Neil’s PhD thesis

    Sloane's Gap - Numberphile

    The Slightly Spooky Recaman Sequence - Numberphile

    Guardian article on Neil Sloane

    Works citing the OEIS

    OEIS Foundation and donations

    Birth of the Brady Numbers

    With thanks to

    MSRI

    Meyer Sound

    • 55 min

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