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 evergrowing range of applications from medicine to economics and beyond.

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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 zetafunction, the mathematical object that encodes the mysterious distribution of the prime numbers.

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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. 
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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.

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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

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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. 
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Oxford Mathematics Public Lecture: Can maths tell us how to win at Fantasy Football?  Joshua Bull
Oxford Mathematician Josh Bull won the 20192020 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.
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“Reductio ad absurdum, which Euclid loved so much, is one of a mathematician's finest weapons. It is a far finer gambit than any chess play: a chess player may offer the sacrifice of a pawn or even a piece, but a mathematician offers the game.”
— Godfrey Harold Hardy.
“But we should rather follow the wisdom of nature, which, as it takes very great care not to have produced anything superfluous or useless, often prefers to endow one thing with many effects. And though all these things are difficult, almost inconceivable, and quite contrary to the opinion of the multitude, nevertheless in what follows we will with God’s help make them clearer than day—at least for those who are not ignorant of the art of mathematics.”
On the Shoulders of Giants
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