Travels In A Mathematical World

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Synopsis

A podcast from the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA). Episodes include mathematicians talking about their work, maths history and maths news. For more info and show notes visit www.travelsinamathematicalworld.co.uk

Episodes

  • Peter Rowlett, Travels in a Mathematical World

    Peter Rowlett, Travels in a Mathematical World

    30/07/2010 Duration: 05min

    Episode . Travels in a Mathematical World is a set of 64 podcast episodes from the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications. Hear mathematicians speaking in their own words about their work, their careers, interesting areas of maths they've worked in and maths history. Hear the variety of work mathematicians do. For more info and show notes visit www.travelsinamathematicalworld.co.uk

  • 64 - Peter McOwan, his career

    64 - Peter McOwan, his career

    27/07/2010 Duration: 11min

    Episode 64. Peter McOwan talks about his career, particularly how mathematics helped him work in mathematical physics, medical imaging, computer-generated holography, optical neural networks, psychology, cybernetics, mathematical modelling of the biological brain, optical illusions, magic tricks, computer vision, teaching and outreach! For more info and show notes visit www.travelsinamathematicalworld.co.uk

  • 63 - Rhys Phillips, Electrostatic hazards in aircraft

    63 - Rhys Phillips, Electrostatic hazards in aircraft

    25/07/2010 Duration: 07min

    Episode 63. Rhys Phillips of the Lightning Direct Effects Group at EADS talks about his work as a research engineer around electrostatic hazards in aircraft. For more info and show notes visit www.travelsinamathematicalworld.co.uk

  • 62 - William Simpson, Solar physics

    62 - William Simpson, Solar physics

    22/07/2010 Duration: 07min

    Episode 62. William Simpson talks about his work in solar stresses and solar flares, his theological motivations for studying mathematics and physics and studying abroad. For more info and show notes visit www.travelsinamathematicalworld.co.uk

  • 61 - Chris Marchant, Outreach

    61 - Chris Marchant, Outreach

    19/07/2010 Duration: 06min

    Episode 61. Chris Marchant, Outreach Manager for The Department Of Mathematical Sciences, The University of Liverpool talks about the department's work in outreach activities. For more info and show notes visit www.travelsinamathematicalworld.co.uk

  • 60 - Sarah Norton, systems engineering

    60 - Sarah Norton, systems engineering

    16/07/2010 Duration: 03min

    Episode 60. Sarah Norton talks about her work in systems engineering and a specific application for fire engines responding to mobile phone emergency calls. For more info and show notes visit www.travelsinamathematicalworld.co.uk

  • 59 - Katie Steckles and Rufus Roberts, Maths busking

    59 - Katie Steckles and Rufus Roberts, Maths busking

    12/07/2010 Duration: 08min

    Episode 59. Katie Steckles and Rufus Roberts talk about the phenomenon of 'maths busking'. For more info and show notes visit www.travelsinamathematicalworld.co.uk

  • 58 - Ben Beech, Air Traffic Control

    58 - Ben Beech, Air Traffic Control

    08/07/2010 Duration: 06min

    Episode 58. Ben Beech speaks at a careers event at the University of Portsmouth about his work as an air traffic controller. For more info and show notes visit www.travelsinamathematicalworld.co.uk

  • 57 - History of Maths and x, Shape of the cosmos: Developments from Newton to Einstein

    57 - History of Maths and x, Shape of the cosmos: Developments from Newton to Einstein

    23/03/2010 Duration: 08min

    Episode 57. Peter Rowlett covers Einstein's relativity in this companion podcast to video lecture at www.historyofmathsandx.co.uk/topics/gravity For more info and show notes visit www.travelsinamathematicalworld.co.uk

  • 56 - Edmund Harriss, Development and teaching of mathematical ideas

    56 - Edmund Harriss, Development and teaching of mathematical ideas

    28/02/2010 Duration: 11min

    Episode 56. Edmund Harriss and I discuss a range of topics around enthusing people about mathematics and how mathematical ideas are developed and taught. For more info and show notes visit www.travelsinamathematicalworld.co.uk

  • 55 - Edmund Harriss, Tilings, motivations and Street Maths

    55 - Edmund Harriss, Tilings, motivations and Street Maths

    21/02/2010 Duration: 11min

    Episode 55. Edmund Harriss of the University of Leicester speaks about his research area of tiling patterns and how this leads him into maths outreach. For more info and show notes visit www.travelsinamathematicalworld.co.uk

  • 54 - Maths news with Sarah Shepherd

    54 - Maths news with Sarah Shepherd

    14/02/2010 Duration: 16min

    Episode 54. Sarah Shepherd joins me to look over some recent maths news. Topics include digits of pi, how mathematicians think, maths books, Marcus du Sautoy OBE, the Mandelbulb, Islamic maths at the Science Museum, news about the numbers on maths degrees and maths teacher training, gender in maths, creative teaching approaches, autonomous unicycles, what fungus-like slime says about wireless communications and a little satire. For more info and show notes, including links to all stories mentioned visit www.travelsinamathematicalworld.co.uk

  • 53 - Robert Harter - Water waves

    53 - Robert Harter - Water waves

    06/02/2010 Duration: 07min

    Episode 53. Robert Harter talks about his PhD research at the University of Manchester into linear water wave problems. For more info and show notes visit www.travelsinamathematicalworld.co.uk

  • 52 - Jackie Grinsell, Mathematics teaching

    52 - Jackie Grinsell, Mathematics teaching

    31/01/2010 Duration: 05min

    Episode 52. Jackie Grinsell, Head of Mathematics, Purbrook Park School, Waterlooville, talks about her career as a maths teacher. This recording was made during a careers event at the University of Portsmouth. For more info and show notes visit www.travelsinamathematicalworld.co.uk

  • 51 - Sebastien Guenneau, Optical wave guides and applied mathematics research

    51 - Sebastien Guenneau, Optical wave guides and applied mathematics research

    24/01/2010 Duration: 10min

    Episode 51. Sebastien Guenneau gives some examples from optical wave guides and other areas to highlight the processes which drive applied mathematics research and collaboration. For more info and show notes visit www.travelsinamathematicalworld.co.uk

  • 50 - Sebastien Guenneau, Invisibility cloaks

    50 - Sebastien Guenneau, Invisibility cloaks

    13/12/2009 Duration: 08min

    Episode 50. Dr. Sebastien Guenneau of the University of Liverpool talks about his work on metamaterials and invisibility cloaking. For more info and show notes visit www.travelsinamathematicalworld.co.uk

  • 49 - History of Maths and x, Substitution ciphers: Ancient - Renaissance

    49 - History of Maths and x, Substitution ciphers: Ancient - Renaissance

    07/12/2009 Duration: 08min

    Episode 49. Peter Rowlett covers basic cryptography including information on cracking the Vigenere cipher. Companion podcast to video lecture at www.historyofmathsandx.co.uk/topics/cryptography For more info and show notes visit www.travelsinamathematicalworld.co.uk

  • 48 - Andrea Donafee, Cash balance optimisation

    48 - Andrea Donafee, Cash balance optimisation

    29/11/2009 Duration: 11min

    Episode 48. Andrea Donafee speaks about her work for Cash Management Systems in optimisation around managing cash balances. For more info and show notes visit www.travelsinamathematicalworld.co.uk

  • 47 - Mark Blyth, Applications of fluid dynamics in biology

    47 - Mark Blyth, Applications of fluid dynamics in biology

    22/11/2009 Duration: 09min

    Episode 47. Dr Mark Blyth of University of East Anglia (UEA) talks about his work applying fluid dynamics and elastomechanics to problems in biology and medicine. For more info and show notes visit www.travelsinamathematicalworld.co.uk

  • 46 - Frank Kelly, random processes, networks and optimization

    46 - Frank Kelly, random processes, networks and optimization

    15/11/2009 Duration: 11min

    Episode 46. Prof Frank Kelly, Master of Christ's College Cambridge, talks about his career researching random processes, networks and optimization both within the University of Cambridge and through corporate collaboration. For more info and show notes visit www.travelsinamathematicalworld.co.uk

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