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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.

    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
    An Infinite Debt - with Christopher Havens (Prisoner #349034)

    An Infinite Debt - with Christopher Havens (Prisoner #349034)

    Catch this episode on YouTube - https://youtu.be/DPyWf4cI548

    The Prison Mathematics Project - https://www.prisonmathproject.org/about/

    The Paper: Linear fractional transformations and non-linear leaping convergents of some continued fractions - https://arxiv.org/abs/2002.12644

    Article by Marta Cerruti on The Conversation - https://theconversation.com/an-inmates-love-for-math-leads-to-new-discoveries-130123

    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

    • 49 min
    The Little Star - with Zvezdelina Stankova

    The Little Star - with Zvezdelina Stankova

    Mathematician Zvezdelina Stankova was born in Bulgaria and is now a teaching professor at UC Berkeley.

    Zvezda's webpage - https://math.berkeley.edu/~stankova/

    Zvezda videos on Numberphile - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLt5AfwLFPxWIbAPK1oJgRIpe0sWiPKkQ4

    The Legend of Question Six - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y30VF3cSIYQ

    Berkeley Math Circle - https://mathcircle.berkeley.edu

    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

    • 58 min
    Google's 'DeepMind' does Mathematics

    Google's 'DeepMind' does Mathematics

    A breakthrough paper is published about using artificial intelligence to do mathematics - we discuss it with DeepMind's Alex Davies and Professor Marcus du Sautoy.

    DeepMind - https://deepmind.com

    DeepMind blog on this topic - https://deepmind.com/blog/article/exploring-the-beauty-of-pure-mathematics-in-novel-ways

    Nature article on the topic - https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-021-03593-1

    Article from The Conversation by Geordie Williamson, who worked on the project - https://theconversation.com/mathematical-discoveries-take-intuition-and-creativity-and-now-a-little-help-from-ai-172900

    Marcus du Sautoy - https://www.simonyi.ox.ac.uk

    The Creativity Code - book on Amazon - https://amzn.to/3Dmxak2

    Collaborator Geordie Williamson - https://www.maths.usyd.edu.au/u/geordie/

    Collaborator Marc Lackenby - http://people.maths.ox.ac.uk/lackenby/

    Collaborator Andras Juhasz - https://www.maths.ox.ac.uk/people/andras.juhasz

    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

    • 37 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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Even better then what I saw from YouTube

Knew Number File from watching YouTube, this was even better then what I have seen on YouTube, guess the recommendations from YouTube hid this content from me.

Just to be clear this episode wasn’t shown to me on YouTube. I saw other videos on YouTube.

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I……like it

It’s kinda good but I like YouTube’s version better

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