23 episodes

The Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences (UK) is an international research centre based in Cambridge, UK. A part of the University of Cambridge, it has been hosting research programmes on mathematical themes since July of 1992.

Launched in March 2019, the INI podcast series aims to highlight the diverse people and explore the many interconnected topics linked to the Institute's activities. Interviewees may range from visiting academics and lecturers to mathematicians, other scientists, and prominent figures within the University of Cambridge and beyond. The podcast typically involves mathematical themes, but is specifically aimed at a general audience. The focus is on the subjects being interviewed and the social stories they have to tell, not just on the significance and details of the research they may be undertaking. We hope there is interest and inspiration here for everyone.

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The Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences (UK) is an international research centre based in Cambridge, UK. A part of the University of Cambridge, it has been hosting research programmes on mathematical themes since July of 1992.

Launched in March 2019, the INI podcast series aims to highlight the diverse people and explore the many interconnected topics linked to the Institute's activities. Interviewees may range from visiting academics and lecturers to mathematicians, other scientists, and prominent figures within the University of Cambridge and beyond. The podcast typically involves mathematical themes, but is specifically aimed at a general audience. The focus is on the subjects being interviewed and the social stories they have to tell, not just on the significance and details of the research they may be undertaking. We hope there is interest and inspiration here for everyone.

    INI Podcast #23: interview with Dr Robin Thompson

    INI Podcast #23: interview with Dr Robin Thompson

    In this episode we speak to Dr Robin Thompson about how data is being used to inform the mathematical models behind the models of COVID-19.

    (episode recorded on 29 April 2020)

    • 33 min
    INI Podcast #22: interview with Dr Kit Yates

    INI Podcast #22: interview with Dr Kit Yates

    In this episode we speak to Dr Kit Yates about the maths behind the models of COVID-19 that are being used to guide policy of the control of the pandemic.

    [episode recorded 28 April 2020]

    • 41 min
    INI Podcast #21: interview with Ollie Jones and Kamilla Rekvényi

    INI Podcast #21: interview with Ollie Jones and Kamilla Rekvényi

    Early career researchers Ollie Jones (Birmingham) and Kamilla Rekvényi (Imperial) join the podcast to discuss life at an INI workshop, working alongside supervisors, promoting mathematics to the young via social media, and the ongoing struggle for gender balance.

    • 21 min
    INI Podcast #19: interview with Professor Liz Mansfield

    INI Podcast #19: interview with Professor Liz Mansfield

    Professor Liz Mansfield, co-organiser of the "Geometry, compatibility and structure preservation in computational differential equations" programme, discusses its inception and aims and the need for balance and diversity within higher mathematics [recorded in August 2019].

    • 20 min
    INI Podcast #20: Professor Liz Mansfield previews her talk "on the nature of mathematical joy".

    INI Podcast #20: Professor Liz Mansfield previews her talk "on the nature of mathematical joy".

    Elizabeth Mansfield discusses the "seven levels of mathematical joy" based on her mathematical travels.

    • 4 min
    INI Podcast #18: interview with Associate Professor Lesley Ward

    INI Podcast #18: interview with Associate Professor Lesley Ward

    Featuring Kirk Distinguished Visiting Fellow for the "Complex analysis" programme Associate Professor Lesley Ward.

    • 26 min

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