51 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.

    A Very Bad Estimator - with Donald Knuth

    A Very Bad Estimator - with Donald Knuth

    Donald Knuth is unquestionably a legend of computer science and mathematics - but he is bad at estimation and grew up with a “rhinoceros attitude”.

    Don Knuth’s homepage - https://www-cs-faculty.stanford.edu/~knuth/

    The Art of Computer Programming (books) - https://www-cs-faculty.stanford.edu/~knuth/taocp.html

    On Amazon - https://amzn.to/4aUkkeT

    3:16 (book) - https://amzn.to/4aRs9lH

    Knuth’s questions for Chat GPT - https://www-cs-faculty.stanford.edu/~knuth/chatGPT20.txt

    Knuth videos on Numberphile - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLt5AfwLFPxWLfLjzHzmFO6T8jCZdipvQc

    Brady’s video on John 3:16 from his Bibledex series - https://youtu.be/ZJjFebPW5b8

    Ziegler’s Giant Bar - https://www.halfnuts.net/products/an-original-ziegler-giant-bar?variant=55664909259

    Numberphile is supported by Jane Street - https://www.numberphile.com/jane-street

    We also work with the Simons Laufer Mathematical Sciences Institute - https://www.slmath.org

    You can support Numberphile on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/numberphile

    Here are our Patrons - https://www.numberphile.com/patrons

    • 54 min
    The Math of Movies - with Walt Hickey

    The Math of Movies - with Walt Hickey

    Data journalist Walt Hickey looks deep into the numbers behind movies, TV shows, and all types of popular culture.

    Walt’s new book is You Are What You Watch - https://amzn.to/3F8SwVo

    Walt’s Website - https://walthickey.com

    Numlock News - https://www.numlock.com

    Dr Ian Malcolm from Jurassic Park - https://jurassicpark.fandom.com/wiki/Ian_Malcolm

    Does Hollywood ruin books? - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FUD8h9JpEVQ

Math and Movies (Animation at Pixar) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mX0NB9IyYpU

    The problem in Good Will Hunting - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iW_LkYiuTKE

    Numberphile is supported by Jane Street - https://www.numberphile.com/jane-street

    We also work with the Simons Laufer Mathematical Sciences Institute - https://www.slmath.org

    You can support Numberphile on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/numberphile

    Here are our Patrons - https://www.numberphile.com/patrons

    • 51 min
    Finding Your Place - with Federico Ardila

    Finding Your Place - with Federico Ardila

    Federico Ardila is a combinatorialist at San Francisco State University. He’s Colombian and in this episode he talks candidly about the struggles and prejudice encountered by people from different backgrounds as they try to make their mark in academia. And just so you know there’s happy ending in sight - this episode of the podcast will conclude with a stirring musical finale.

    Federico’s site - https://fardila.com

    SFSU page - https://math.sfsu.edu/faculty/ardila

    SLMath supports Numberphile - https://www.slmath.org

    You can support Numberphile on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/numberphile

    Here are our Patrons - https://www.numberphile.com/patrons

    • 54 min
    Yes, I accept the Fields Medal - with James Maynard

    Yes, I accept the Fields Medal - with James Maynard

    Oxford mathematician James Maynard explains why he feared accidentally refusing the most famous prize in mathematics.

    Watch this full interview on YouTube - https://youtu.be/yz-5BY_TTNI

    Full 2022 Fields Medal Winners - https://www.mathunion.org/imu-awards/fields-medal/fields-medals-2022

    See our Fields Medal Playlist - https://bit.ly/Fields_Playlist

    More James Maynard videos - https://bit.ly/JamesMaynard

    James Maynard - https://www.sjc.ox.ac.uk/discover/people/professor-james-maynard/

    You can support Numberphile on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/numberphile

    Here are our Patrons - https://www.numberphile.com/patrons

    • 27 min
    An A-Class Reject - with Ed Copeland

    An A-Class Reject - with Ed Copeland

    He dreamed of being a great cricketer - but his love for equations led Ed Copeland to a career in theoretical physics.
    Check out opportunities with episode sponsor Jane Street
    Ed Copeland at the University of Nottingham
    Numberphile videos with Ed
    Some physics videos with Ed
    A trilogy of longer videos with Ed
    You can support Numberphile on Patreon
    With thanks to SLMath

    • 1 hr 4 min
    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

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
434 Ratings

434 Ratings

white_fang_mr ,

Phenomenal

Perfect blend of human stories and mathematics.

the Neanderthal ,

Great

Very approachable. More about the people than the math, but there’s fun talk for us maths people too.

mrpink25 ,

Fantastic podcast

If you like any part of mathematics, these conversations are amazing. Cannot recommend enough.

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