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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.

    A Chain of Chance - with Michael Merrifield

    A Chain of Chance - with Michael Merrifield

    Episode sponsored by Jane Street - check out their latest opportunities - https://www.janestreet.com/join-jane-street/overview/

    Professor Michael Merrifield - https://about.me/michael.merrifield

    Mike's Twitter - https://twitter.com/AstroMikeMerri

    Mike Merrifield Video Playlist - http://bit.ly/Merrifield_Playlist

    Sixty Symbols - Physics videos, many featuring Mike - https://www.youtube.com/user/sixtysymbols

    Deep Sky Videos - https://www.youtube.com/user/deepskyvideos

    Messier Objects Playlist - http://bit.ly/MessierObjects

    Ralph Merrifield - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ralph_Merrifield

    Ralph Merrifield author page on Amazon - https://amzn.to/3Hff0Gj

    Galactic Astronomy by James Binney and Michael Merrifield - https://amzn.to/3Xme4Fs

    Hand-written version of Mike's 'Good Will Hunting' paper - https://brady-haran.squarespace.com/s/MerrifieldPaperHandWritten.pdf

    And here is the published version - https://adsabs.harvard.edu/full/1990AJ.....99.1548M

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

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

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Finding a Path - with Tatiana Toro

    Finding a Path - with Tatiana Toro

    Professor Toro is the new director of the Simons Laufer Mathematical Sciences Institute (SL Math).

    SL Math website - https://www.msri.org/

    Announcement of Professor Toro's appointment - https://www.msri.org/web/msri/communications/tatiana-toro-msri-director-2022

    MSRI is renamed SL Math - https://www.msri.org/web/msri/communications/msri-press-release-may-19-2022

    Professor Toro's University of Washington webpage - https://sites.math.washington.edu/~toro/

    Podcast with David Eisenbud - Professor Toro's predecessor - https://www.numberphile.com/podcast/david-eisenbud

    • 43 min
    An Educated Adult - with Tadashi Tokieda

    An Educated Adult - with Tadashi Tokieda

    Tadashi at Stanford - https://mathematics.stanford.edu/people/tadashi-tokieda

    Tadashi videos on Numberphile - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLt5AfwLFPxWI9eDSJREzp1wvOJsjt23H_

    Lev Davidovich Landau - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lev_Landau

    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

    • 1 hr 13 min
    The Orchid Room and Cancer - with Hannah Fry

    The Orchid Room and Cancer - with Hannah Fry

    Professor Hannah Fry discusses her cervical cancer diagnosis - and subsequent attempt to make sense of it all.

    Making Sense of Cancer - Showing on BBC2 on June 2 and then on BBC iPlayer - https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0017wzq

    Telegraph Article - https://www.telegraph.co.uk/health-fitness/body/prof-hannah-fry-calculating-risks-cancer-treatment-would-have/

    Hannah Fry website - https://hannahfry.co.uk/

    Hannah Fry books - Amazon - https://amzn.to/3PzW4nz

    Numberphile videos with Hannah - http://bit.ly/hannah_vids

    Hannah previously on the podcast - https://www.numberphile.com/podcast/hannah-fry

    Macmillan Cancer Support - https://www.macmillan.org.uk

    NHS Cancer help - https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/cancer/

    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

    • 36 min
    A Passion for Big Numbers (and Liverpool FC) - with Tony Padilla

    A Passion for Big Numbers (and Liverpool FC) - with Tony Padilla

    Tony Padilla is known on Numberphile for tackling the big numbers... But by day he's a cosmologist at the University of Nottingham. Tony's also a life-long fan of Liverpool FC. Brady joined him at Anfield for a game against Watford.

    Tony at the University of Nottingham - https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/physics/people/antonio.padilla

    Order Tony's book Fantastic Numbers and Where to Find Them: A Cosmic Quest from Zero to Infinity

    Amazon US - https://amzn.to/3JYQbws

    Amazon UK - https://amzn.to/3M3yvB8

    MacMillan US - https://us.macmillan.com/books/9780374600570/fantasticnumbersandwheretofindthem

    Penguin UK - https://www.penguin.co.uk/books/316/316964/fantastic-numbers-and-where-to-find-them/9780241445372.html

    Some videos with Tony on Numberphile - http://bit.ly/Padilla_Numberphile

    And some videos with Tony on Sixty Symbols - https://bit.ly/Padilla_SixtySymbols

    The Sum of the Integers being -1/12 - https://www.bradyharanblog.com/blog/2015/1/11/this-blog-probably-wont-help

    Liverpool v Watford on 2 April 2022 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7eHdk_1mJqA

    You can 'watch' the podcasts, including this one, on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLH2AOVeIaWFmnXrXQ_UhKVy9Zp0RtRMm5

    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

    • 50 min
    The First and Last Digits of Pi

    The First and Last Digits of Pi

    Three One Four: A Number of Notes - http://mkweb.bcgsc.ca/pi/piday2022/

    The project is a collaboration between Martin, Gregory Coles, and Emma Beauxis-Aussalet

    On Bandcamp - https://ecstaticquiet1.bandcamp.com/album/three-one-four-a-number-of-notes

    YouTube track playlist - https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLewycy5dwN_nDZVW9fPcTRhGiGMEXqoxs

    YouTube album discussions and score analysis - https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLewycy5dwN_k_nAU9bhbTaDAKW3YAo_WW

    Martin Krzywinski - http://mkweb.bcgsc.ca

    62.8 trillion digit computation of Pi - https://www.fhgr.ch/en/specialist-areas/applied-future-technologies/davis-centre/pi-challenge

    Some of Martin's previous Pi visualisations can be found here - http://mkweb.bcgsc.ca/pi/

    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

    • 42 min

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The life story of mathematicians

Interviews with contemporary mathematicians about their personal histories. At once soothing and inspiring, this a must listen for its glimpse into the personalities and process of (mainly) academic scientists. Brady’s interviews are not seeking to make some point, or satisfy an ideology. Rather they flow with a natural curiosity, and invite genuine responses from the guests.

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