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: Squirrels, Turing and Excitability  Mathematical Modelling in Biology, Ecology and Medicine
The Grey Squirrel invasion explaining tumour cell proliferation? Alan Turing explaining football shirt patterns? The close relationship between slugs and the human heart? What is the common link? Mathematics of course. And Philip Maini. Oxford Mathematics Public Lectures are generously supported by XTX Markets.

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Oxford Mathematics 2nd Year Student Lecture  Number Theory: Primitive Roots
In this, the second online lecture we are making widely available, Ben Green introduces and delivers a short lecture on Primitive Roots, part of the Number Theory Lecture course for Second Year Undergraduates. We are making these lectures available (there are many more on this YouTube Channel via the Playlist) to give an insight in to the student experience and how we teach Maths in Oxford. All lectures are followed by tutorials where pairs of students spend an hour with their tutor to go through the lectures and accompanying work sheets. An overview of the course and the relevant materials is available here: https://courses.maths.ox.ac.uk/node/44147

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Oxford Mathematics 2nd Year Student Lecture  Graph Theory: Shortest Paths
Oxford has gone online for lockdown. So how do our student lectures look? Let Marc Lackenby show you as he looks at paths between vertices in a graph with a view to finding the shortest route between any two vertices. Works for your Satnav for example. We are making these lectures available (there are many more on this YouTube Channel via the Playlist) to give an insight in to the student experience and how we teach Maths in Oxford. All lectures are followed by tutorials where pairs of students spend an hour with their tutor to go through the lectures and accompanying work sheets. An overview of the course and the relevant materials is available here: https://courses.maths.ox.ac.uk/node/44174

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Smartphones v COVID 19
Smartphones will help save lives. Smartphones' value is exaggerated. What is the reality? And, as ever, what is the Maths behind it all? Leading Network Scientist Renaud Lambiotte downloads the facts in this Oxford Mathematics Public Lecture.

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How do mathematicians model infectious disease outbreaks?
Models. They are dominating our Lockdown lives. But what is a mathematical model? We hear a lot about the end result, but how is it put together? What are the assumptions? And how accurate can they be? In our first online only lecture Robin Thompson, Research Fellow in Mathematical Epidemiology in Oxford, will explain. Robin is working on the ongoing modelling of Covid19 and has made many and varied media appearances in the past few weeks

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Oxford Mathematics 2nd Year Student Lecture  Differential Equations 2
Oxford Mathematician Peter Howell starts the second part of the 2nd year Differential Equations course which focuses on boundary problems. This lecture follows on from the lecture series last term  the first lecture of that series can be seen here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0mGAh2GlD6I&t=708s
We are making these lectures available to give an insight in to the student experience and how we teach. All lectures are followed by tutorials where pairs of students spend an hour with their tutor to go through the lectures and accompanying work sheets.
An overview of the course and the relevant materials is available here:
https://courses.maths.ox.ac.uk/node/44050
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