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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 ever-growing range of applications from medicine to economics and beyond.

The Secrets of Mathematics Oxford University

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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 ever-growing range of applications from medicine to economics and beyond.

    • video
    Oxford Mathematics Public Lecture. Jon Keating: From one extreme to another: the statistics of extreme events

    Oxford Mathematics Public Lecture. Jon Keating: From one extreme to another: the statistics of extreme events

    Oxford University's Sedleian Professorship of Natural Philosophy is 400 years old in 2021. The title implies a wide range of study. Current holder Jon Keating does just that in this Public Lecture via the Olympics, machine learning & the Riemann zeta-function, the mathematical object that encodes the mysterious distribution of the prime numbers.

    • 59 min
    • video
    Spacetime Singularities - Roger Penrose, Dennis Lehmkuhl and Melvyn Bragg

    Spacetime Singularities - Roger Penrose, Dennis Lehmkuhl and Melvyn Bragg

    We are on board the Oxford Mathematics Space Probe for this Oxford Mathematics Public Lecture as we explore Black Holes with a Nobel Laureate, a Professor of the History and Philosophy of Physics & a broadcasting legend. EvenAlbert Einstein thought Black Holes impossible. Then in 1965 Roger Penrose provided the Mathematical tools for Physicists to go and find them. A compelling story of 20th Century Science.
    Oxford Mathematics Public Lecture in partnership with Wadham College.

    • 2 hrs 14 min
    • video
    Ideas for a Complex World - Anna Seigal

    Ideas for a Complex World - Anna Seigal

    Science and maths are full of smart tools for explaining the world around us. Those tools can feel far removed from the way the rest of us understand that world. Can we reconcile the two approaches? Oxford Mathematician Anna Seigal provides some answers. The Oxford Mathematics Public Lectures are generously supported by XTX Markets.

    • 48 min
    • video
    Mathematics Public Lecture: How Learning Ten Equations Can Improve Your Life - David Sumpter

    Mathematics Public Lecture: How Learning Ten Equations Can Improve Your Life - David Sumpter

    Mathematics has a lot going for it, but David Sumpter argues that it can not only provide you with endless YouTube recommendations, and even make you rich, but it can make you a better person. Oxford Mathematics Public Lectures are generously supported by XTX Markets

    • 54 min
    • video
    Oxford Mathematics Public Lectures: How to Make the World Add Up - Tim Harford

    Oxford Mathematics Public Lectures: How to Make the World Add Up - Tim Harford

    You have to sympathise with statistics. Misunderstood and misused when all they want to do is accumulate. What they need is a little human understanding. Tim Harford's Oxford Mathematics Public Lecture does just that. No slides, no notes, just Tim telling us how to be on our guard.

    The Oxford Mathematics Public Lectures are generously supported by XTX Markets.

    • 52 min
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    Oxford Mathematics Public Lecture: Can maths tell us how to win at Fantasy Football? - Joshua Bull

    Oxford Mathematics Public Lecture: Can maths tell us how to win at Fantasy Football? - Joshua Bull

    Oxford Mathematician Josh Bull won the 2019-2020 Premier League Fantasy Football competition from nearly 8 million entrants. So how did he do it? Did he by any chance use mathematics? In this lecture Josh shows just how useful maths can be, not just in dealing with serious issues, but in dealing with the things that we do and enjoy in our everyday lives.

    The Oxford Mathematics Public Lectures are generously supported by XTX Markets.

    • 59 min

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