The Numberphile Podcast

The Numberphile Podcast

By Brady Haran

Interviews with people who love numbers and mathematics. Hosted by Brady Haran, maker of the Numberphile series on YouTube.

Episodes

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.htmlOn Amazon - https://amzn.to/4aUkkeT3:16 (book) - https://amzn.to/4aRs9lHKnuth’s questions for Chat GPT - https://www-cs-faculty.stanford.edu/~knuth/chatGPT20.txtKnuth videos on Numberphile - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLt5AfwLFPxWLfLjzHzmFO6T8jCZdipvQcBrady’s video on John 3:16 from his Bibledex series - https://youtu.be/ZJjFebPW5b8Ziegler’s Giant Bar - https://www.halfnuts.net/products/an-original-ziegler-giant-bar?variant=55664909259Numberphile is supported by Jane Street - https://www.numberphile.com/jane-streetWe also work with the Simons Laufer Mathematical Sciences Institute - https://www.slmath.org You can support Numberphile on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/numberphileHere are our Patrons - https://www.numberphile.com/patrons
16/01/24·54m 26s

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/3F8SwVoWalt’s Website - https://walthickey.comNumlock News - https://www.numlock.comDr Ian Malcolm from Jurassic Park - https://jurassicpark.fandom.com/wiki/Ian_MalcolmDoes Hollywood ruin books? - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FUD8h9JpEVQ

Math and Movies (Animation at Pixar) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mX0NB9IyYpUThe problem in Good Will Hunting - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iW_LkYiuTKENumberphile is supported by Jane Street - https://www.numberphile.com/jane-streetWe also work with the Simons Laufer Mathematical Sciences Institute - https://www.slmath.org You can support Numberphile on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/numberphileHere are our Patrons - https://www.numberphile.com/patrons
12/10/23·51m 24s

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
23/08/23·54m 57s

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
02/08/23·27m 59s

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 StreetEd Copeland at the University of NottinghamNumberphile videos with EdSome physics videos with EdA trilogy of longer videos with EdYou can support Numberphile on PatreonWith thanks to SLMath
21/02/23·1h 4m

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
18/01/23·1h 6m

Finding a Path - with Tatiana Toro

Professor Toro is the new director of the Simons Laufer Mathematical Sciences Institute (SL Math). SL Math website - https://www.msri.org/ Announcement of Professor Toro's appointment - https://www.msri.org/web/msri/communications/tatiana-toro-msri-director-2022 MSRI is renamed SL Math - https://www.msri.org/web/msri/communications/msri-press-release-may-19-2022 Professor Toro's University of Washington webpage - https://sites.math.washington.edu/~toro/ Podcast with David Eisenbud - Professor Toro's predecessor - https://www.numberphile.com/podcast/david-eisenbud
13/12/22·43m 39s

An Educated Adult - with Tadashi Tokieda

Tadashi at Stanford - https://mathematics.stanford.edu/people/tadashi-tokieda Tadashi videos on Numberphile - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLt5AfwLFPxWI9eDSJREzp1wvOJsjt23H_ Lev Davidovich Landau - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lev_Landau 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
11/07/22·1h 13m

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
29/05/22·36m 51s

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
18/04/22·50m 41s

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
14/03/22·42m 46s

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
13/02/22·49m 50s

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
13/01/22·58m 19s

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
02/12/21·37m 1s

Making Sense of Infinity - with Asaf Karagila

From high school drop-out to set theorist, Asaf Karagila shares his journey towards infinity. Asaf is a UKRI Future Leaders Fellow at the University of East Anglia. Asaf's blog - http://karagila.org Asaf's Twitter - https://twitter.com/AsafKaragila Some Infinity stuff on Numberphile - https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLt5AfwLFPxWKORZ3UeTKlJiJa-89BBz3t 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 This episode was also made possible by the UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship - https://www.ukri.org/our-work/developing-people-and-skills/future-leaders-fellowships/ UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship MR/T021705/1
28/08/21·53m 37s

A Chance at Immortality - with Marcus Du Sautoy

Mathematical greatness can strike at any time - even on the train between Oxford and London. Marcus is the Simonyi Professor for the Public Understanding of Science at Oxford University - https://www.simonyi.ox.ac.uk Marcus' author page on Amazon - https://amzn.to/3eJNd1Z I is a Strange Loop - book - https://amzn.to/3eJNd1Z I is a Strange Loop - performance on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xEORIj1Ecug 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 Podcast by Brady Haran - https://www.bradyharanblog.com With thanks to GWR - https://www.gwr.com - for the Oxford-London rail footage used in the YouTube version of this podcast - https://youtu.be/PVSkzNOXG1k Additional train footage courtesy of Don Coffey - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8LH7xMAyCSqpClAvTHwJRw - whose video work is supporting Samaritans - https://www.samaritans.org/donate-now/
26/07/21·51m 29s

The Naked Mathematician - with Tom Crawford

Dr Tom Crawford has been known to strip to his underwear in the interests of math education. He is an Early Career Teaching and Outreach Fellow at Oxford University. Tom's page at St Edmund Hall - https://www.seh.ox.ac.uk/people/tom-crawford Tom Rock's Maths YouTube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/tomrocksmaths Tom's main website with links to most stuff - https://tomrocksmaths.com Numberphile videos featuring Tom Crawford - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLt5AfwLFPxWJ2TNTA79reKQ6S88kTvDR- 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
31/05/21·58m 12s

Beauty in the Messiness - with Philip Moriarty

Experimental physicist Phil Moriarty works with temperamental microscopes and individual atoms. Today's topics include Ireland, mathematics, failing at university, microscopy, academic gripes... and music. Professor Moriarty's university page - including links to some of his papers Phil's book: When the Uncertainty Principle Goes to 11: Or How to Explain Quantum Physics with Heavy Metal Some of Brady's videos with Phil The Golden Ratio music video Phil's blog Want more? Hear Phil with Brady on The Unmade Podcast 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/ You can support Numberphile on Patreon like these people With thanks to MSRI
03/04/21·39m 5s

The High Jumping Cosmologist - with Katie Mack

Astrophysicist Katie Mack discusses Twitter, athletics, mathematics, and the small matter of the fate of the Universe. Katie Mack's website And her Twitter @AstroKatie The End of Everything - Dr Mack's book on Amazon 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/ You can support Numberphile on Patreon like these people With thanks to MSRI
25/02/21·54m 53s

Rockstar Epidemiologists - with Adam Kucharski

Adam Kucharski is among a number of epidemiologists who has suddenly been thrust into the limelight. We discuss his career and the current state of the coronavirus pandemic. 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/ Adam Kucharski's website Adam's books on Amazon, including The Rules of Contagion Some of our previous podcasts that touch on epidemiology include these ones with Kit Yates, Hannah Fry and Jennifer Rogers You can support Numberphile on Patreon like these people With thanks to MSRI Podcast Transcripts
02/02/21·45m 10s

Statistics and Saving Lives - with Jennifer Rogers

Professor Jennifer Rogers discusses coronavirus vaccinations, the media, and her own path to medical statistics. Jennifer Rogers website, with links to all sorts of things Jennifer's TEDx Talk Jennifer has written about cornavirus vaccinations on the Phastar blog here and here For some previous Numberphile chat and videos about coronavirus you can check these out: Gondor Calls For Aid with Kit Yates The Coronavirus Curve with Ben Sparks Crystal Balls with Hannah Fry Other links... The Royal Statistical Society Phastar Support Numberphile on Patreon With thanks to MSRI
11/12/20·55m 50s

Why Study Mathematics - with Vicky Neale

Dr Vicky Neale's latest book is about why people should study mathematics - but why did SHE study mathematics? Dr Neale's website - with links to her work and books and craft Why Study Mathematics - book on Amazon Vicky's author page on Amazon Vicky's craft, including the prime bracelets Support Numberphile on Patreon like these people do With thanks to MSRI Podcast Transcripts
08/12/20·45m 11s

Club Automatic - with Alex Bellos

Author and puzzle guru Alex Bellos talks about mathematics, writing, reviews, and his early days running a nightclub. Check out Alex's books on Amazon including his latest, The Language Lover's Puzzle Book Alex's website has more information and links to his work and here is Alex on Twitter Playlist of Alex's videos on Numberphile Elliptical Pool Table video and Cake Cutting video Please consider supporting Numberphile on Patreon With thanks to MSRI
25/11/20·54m 17s

Quiz Shows and Math Anxiety - with Bobby Seagull

School teacher Bobby Seagull is well-known for appearing on a quiz show - but there's much more to his story. Episode sponsored by Brilliant - brilliant.org/numberphile Bobby Seagull's website Bobby on Twitter Bobby's book The Life-Changing Magic of Numbers National Numeracy West Ham Utd Watch Bobby on University Challenge Support Numberphile on Patreon With thanks to MSRI Podcast Transcripts
23/10/20·1h 24m

Nursery Rhymes and Numbers - with Alan Stewart

Nursery Rhymes and Numbers - with Alan Stewart A team of composers and musicians have joined forces to re-imagine classic nursery rhymes with new counts, timings and tempos. It's dubbed Tuplets for Toddlers, and has been led Numberphile's resident composer Alan Stewart. Check out the album on Amazon On iTunes Spotify And on Bandcamp An old interview with Alan can be found here A couple of Brady's favourite videos scored by Alan include this one from Mt Everest and this one from Chile - but there are countless more! Oh, this fire log one was good too
05/10/20·54m 6s

The Importance of Numbers - with Tim Harford

Economist Tim Harford on the importance of numbers and statistics. Tim Harford's website has links to most of his projects Tim's book How to Make the World Add Up - signed copies on Maths Gear Tim Harford books on Amazon Tim's video on Numberphile Support Numberphile on Patreon With thanks to MSRI
12/09/20·47m 29s

Why Did The Mathematician Cross The Road? - with Roger Penrose

Sir Roger Penrose is one of the biggest names in mathematics AND physics. Here he talks about sibling rivalry, Stephen Hawking, having ideas, and toilet paper. Roger Penrose Wikipedia Roger Penrose books - Amazon The Order of Merit The Theory of Everything - 2014 movie about Stephen Hawking Penrose Tiling Penrose Toilet Paper The San Francisco Transit Center with its Penrose Tiling With thanks to MSRI Support us on Patreon
08/08/20·1h 5m

The Third Cornet - with Katie Steckles

Dr Katie Steckles is a mainstay of the mathematics communications scene and a regular in our videos. Here she discusses her life at school, university, and now as a freelance maths communicator. Plus life as a pirate. Katie Steckles website Follow Katie on Twitter Talking Maths in Public Check out Katie's videos on Numberphile Support this podcast - and our videos - via Patreon With thanks to MSRI Apologies for the change in audio quality part way through - we had technical issues! Podcast Transcripts
23/07/20·59m 49s

The Mathematical Showman - Ron Graham (1935-2020)

Tributes to mathematician Ronald Graham - a man of many talents. Our guests include Steve Butler, Tom Leighton, and Joe Buhler Ron Graham 'fan' webpage Ron Graham papers Ron Graham on Numberphile A collection of Numberphile videos about Graham's Number Tom Leighton written tribute to Ron Steve Butler tribute to Ron
13/07/20·39m 2s

The Numeracy Ambassador - with Simon Pampena

Speaking with Simon Pampena, Australia's National Numeracy Ambassador who once dreamed of being a Jedi. Simon Pampena website Videos with Simon on Numberphile Epic Circles and The Legend of Question Six Simon on Twitter Beyond 2000 The Malls' Balls are also discussed in our Quiz Episode with Matt Parker With thanks to MSRI Support us on Patreon - we appreciate your help The Patron Wall of Fame You can also catch this episode on the Numberphile2 YouTube channel
01/07/20·1h

The Happy Twin - with Ben Sparks

Our guest is Ben Sparks - teacher, math populariser, and Numberphile regular. Ben Sparks website Videos with Ben on Numberphile Video of Tim Sparks performing Your Own Idea - Nikko Fir and here's Tim's website A pic of Ben and Tim The Bill Clinton picture Ben's Mandelbrot Video on Numberphile Advanced Mathematics Support Programme Talking Maths in Public With thanks to MSRI Support us on Patreon - we appreciate your help The Patron Wall of Fame
27/05/20·1h 2m

The Parker Quiz - with Matt Parker

Matt Parker takes a quiz prepared by Brady. The YouTube version of this quiz contains a few visuals. Do you like quizzes and puzzles and interactive courses? Then definitely check out episode sponsor Brilliant - and go to brilliant.org/numberphile for 20% off a premium subscription Many of the links below contain QUIZ SPOILERS. Matt Parker is standupmaths - his website has links to most stuff Matt's books on Amazon Matt's first appearance on this podcast Matt's videos on Numberphile Terry Tao on Numberphile Good Will Hunting which is directed by Gus Van Sant Two Numberphile videos about Good Will Hunting are here and here - featuring James Grime Newton, Euler, Gauss, Ramanujan, and Turing Newton videos from Brady's Objectivity channel Millennium Problems Festival of The Spoken Nerd, featuring Matt with Steve Mould and Helen Arney Steve and Matt's YouTube channels The Parker Square The video which created the Parker Square legend Parker Square T-Shirt Bonnie Parker Matthew Parker Ernest Parker Latin/Euler Squares on Numberphile Parker Solar Probe Lucie Green's PhD thesis Edna Parker Professor's Cube Superbowl 50 Luc Longley West Coast Eagles win the 1992 AFL Grand Final The Malls Balls Australia's Highest Point And the lowest Akshay Venkatesh With thanks to MSRI
21/05/20·55m 34s

The Accidental Streamer - with 3blue1brown

Grant Sanderson from 3blue1brown returns to the podcast to talk about live-streaming lessons, tracing coronavirus, and a technical mishap. Support this podcast and Numberphile on Patreon Grant's channel - 3blue1brown Grant's first live lesson Exponential Growth - 3 blue1brown Simulating an epidemic - 3blue1brown The Coronavirus Curve with Ben Sparks - Numberphile Itempool Matt Parker Ben Eater Nicky Case Tweet The Accidental Stream Grant's eye video on Objectivity Objectivity channel
19/04/20·33m 5s

The Legendary John Conway (1937-2020)

We pay tribute to John Horton Conway - with clips from the man himself, plus contributions from Siobhan Roberts, David Eisenbud, Colm Mulcahy and Tony Padilla. Genius at Play by Siobhan Roberts John Conway Numberphile Playlist Does John Conway hate his Game of Life? Inventing Game of Life Life, Death and the Monster Look-and-Say Numbers Monster Group Siobhan Roberts David Eisenbud Colm Mulcahy Tony Padilla
13/04/20·38m 1s

Crystal Balls and Coronavirus - with Hannah Fry

Dr Hannah Fry made a film two years ago which predicted the coronavirus pandemic with chilling accuracy. Dr Hannah Fry's website - links to all her stuff The BBC Contagion special on iPlayer If it doesn't work on iPlayer, this is a version I found on YouTube!? Numberphile video about the SIR curve with Ben Sparks Numberphile discusses coronavirus mathematics with Kit Yates False Positives on Numberphile with Lisa Goldberg PAPER: Contacts in context: large-scale setting-specific social mixing matrices from the BBC Pandemic project PAPER: Contagion! The BBC Four Pandemic – The model behind the documentary BBC Horizon Coronavirus Special - the more recent film Hannah made with the Beeb RI Christmas Lectures 2019: Secrets and lies Mathematician/epidemiologist Adam Kucharski on Twitter With thanks to MSRI Support us on Patreon
10/04/20·44m 59s

Gondor Calls For Aid - with Kit Yates

Mathematical biologist Kit Yates discussing the coronavirus pandemic. Kit Yates website Kit on Twitter The Royal Society's call to arms for mathematicians NHS advice on Coronavirus and COVID-19 Ben Sparks on Numberphile - The Coronavirus Curve 3blue1brown on the exponential growth of epidemics Simulating an epidemic with 3blue1brown Tom Crawford on the SIR Model Kurzgesagt on COVID-19 Extended presentation by Nick Jewell for MSRI With thanks to MSRI Support our content via Patreon
31/03/20·28m 18s

Champaign Mathematician - with Holly Krieger

From Illinois to Cambridgeshire, Holly Krieger’s path to mathematics was an unusual one. Holly’s webpage And her publications Watch Holly on Numberphile Math or Maths? Champaign, Illinois With thanks to MSRI Meyer Sound Podcast Transcripts
13/12/19·40m 0s

Coffin Problems - with Edward Frenkel

Edward Frenkel's fascinating mathematical journey - from the Soviet Union to the United States. Edward's website Love and Math - Edward's book via Amazon Edward on Twitter His videos on Numberphile Artificial Intelligence: First Person Perspective Coffin Problems paper (aka Jewish Problems) Rites of Love and Math - the film About the film and its Formula of Love Frenkel research papers With thanks to MSRI Meyer Sound
03/12/19·1h 21m

The Badly Behaved Prime - with James Maynard

James Maynard is making waves in the world of prime numbers - we spoke to him in his office at Oxford University. James is appointed a professor And wins the Cole Prize James discusses the Twin Prime Conjecture - Numberphile video Small Gaps Between Primes - paper Large Gaps Between Primes - paper Large Gaps Between Primes - Numberphile video James on his love of primes - Numberphile video James Maynard playlist Prime Number playlist Numberphile on Patreon With thanks to MSRI Meyer Sound
10/11/19·41m 38s

Fame and Admiration - with Timothy Gowers

Fame and Admiration - with Timothy Gowers Fields Medallist Sir Timothy Gowers discusses his career - and the role of ‘begrudging admiration’ in mathematics. Sir Timothy Gowers webpage at Cambridge Timothy Gowers blog And his Twitter The Fields Medal Terminator 2 The unconditional basic sequence problem Szemerédi's theorem Tim Gowers International Math Olympiad results The Fields Medal with Cédric Villani - Numberphile With thanks to MSRI Meyer Sound
22/10/19·54m 25s

The Number Collector - with Neil Sloane

We speak with Neil Sloane - creator and keeper of the famed ‘On-line Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences’. OEIS Sequences we featured from the OEIS included Fibonacci Numbers, A068679, Bell or exponential numbers, A000435 - The Genesis Sequence, Euler totient function, King Louis births, Recaman's sequence, Gijswijt's sequence, and Brady Numbers. Videos featuring Neil on Numberphile Neil Sloane homepage Traralgon and Brady’s podcast with Tim from Traralgon 1956 Melbourne Olympics Neil’s works on Amazon Neil’s PhD thesis Sloane's Gap - Numberphile The Slightly Spooky Recaman Sequence - Numberphile Guardian article on Neil Sloane Works citing the OEIS OEIS Foundation and donations Birth of the Brady Numbers With thanks to MSRI Meyer Sound
14/08/19·55m 35s

The C-Word - talking Calculus with Steven Strogatz

We record at the Royal Society in London, with Isaac Newton's original calculus papers. Infinite Powers by Steven Strogatz Steve's author page on Amazon Some bonus video footage we filmed at the Royal Society Hannah Fry with the same documents on Objectivity And the Principia on Objectivity The Royal Society With thanks to MSRI Meyer Sound
17/06/19·51m 16s

The Singing Banana - with James Grime

From a difficult school to serving two terms as president of the juggling club - James Grime discusses his mathematical journey. James Grime website - includes a section to book his talks A selection of James’ videos on Numberphile James’ own channel - Singing Banana James discusses The Little Professor The first proper Numberphile video from 2011 Filming at a gritty, urban underpass Status: Black Eagle James talks about Enigma Brady’s Bibledex With thanks to MSRI Meyer Sound
20/05/19·1h 13m

The Offensive Lineman - with John Urschel

John Urschel is studying for a PhD in mathematics - and played three seasons of professional football in the NFL. Mind and Matter - by John Urschel and Louisa Thomas - on Amazon Book on the publisher's website John's math publications John's NFL stats With thanks to MSRI Meyer Sound Numberphile merchandise
14/05/19·36m 42s

A Proof in the Drawer - with David Eisenbud

David Eisenbud's entertaining stories about mathematics are a fascinating glimpse into how math works - how it really works. MSRI - where David is director David Eisenbud's MSRI page with some links to publications and other material Google Scholar citations Videos with David on Numberphile The 17-gon video David's math genealogy With thanks to Meyer Sound
07/04/19·1h 15m

Parker Square - with Matt Parker

Standup mathematician Matt Parker opens his heart to reveal... a standup comedian who loves mathematics. This is the link for 'Humble Pi' - signed first-edition hardback Matt Parker videos on Numberphile Matt's website The notorious Parker Square video Parker Square T-Shirts via Numberphile on Teespring The Malls Balls With thanks to MSRI Meyer Sound You can support Numberphile on Patreon A note: Humble Pi will be released at different times in different countries, but you can get your signed copy ASAP pretty much ANYWHERE in the world via Maths Gear
24/02/19·52m 3s

The Math Storyteller - with Simon Singh

Author and campaigner Simon Singh talks about his fascinating career, a famous legal case, and his attempts to change the way mathematics is taught in UK schools. Simon Singh's website - links to all sorts of stuff Watch Simon's videos on Numberphile parallel - as discussed on the show Simon's books on Amazon Quest for a new £50 note Brady's video with suggestion for the £50 British Chiropractic Association v Singh - via Wikipedia With thanks to: MSRI and episode sponsor Meyer Sound Brady’s other podcasts… Hello Internet The Unmade Podcast
11/02/19·1h 11m

The Klein Bottle Guy - with Cliff Stoll

Computer hackers, Klein bottles and searching for a lost teacher - Cliff Stoll is a man with stories to tell. Cliff's Klein bottle website The man with 1000 Klein bottles under this house Cliff Stoll videos on Numberphile The Cuckoo's Egg by Cliff Stoll Silicon Snake Oil by Cliff Stoll Boing Boing article about Cliff's predictions With thanks to MSRI Meyer Sound Also check out Numberphile on Patreon Numberphile T-Shirts and stuff
08/01/19·59m 7s

Delicious Problems - with Hannah Fry

Math celebrity Hannah Fry tells us about her life as public intellectual and thought leader - plus her as-yet unreleased novel 'Free as a Bird', written as a schoolgirl. Hannah's website - including links to her papers Numberphile videos featuring Hannah Fry Hannah Fry books on Amazon US Hannah Fry books on Amazon UK Curious Cases of Rutherford and Fry Thanks to BBC 6 Music for the clip from Shaun Keaveny's show With thanks to MSRI Meyer Sound
16/12/18·51m 59s

Fermat’s Last Theorem - with Ken Ribet

Ken Ribet is the president of the American Mathematical Society. He played a key role in the proof of Fermat’s Last Theorem. Ken Ribet’s home page The AMS Ken’s famous paper The Wiles Proof of Fermat’s Last Theorem Numberphile video with Ken about his work Ken’s 87 hair cuts Simon Singh discusses Fermat’s Last Theorem in a Numberphile video With thanks to MSRI Meyer Sound
22/11/18·48m 22s

The Hope Diamond - with 3blue1brown

Grant Sanderson makes incredibly popular math videos - but his views on math education may surprise you. 3blue1brown on YouTube Grant's 'Hope Diamond' Eye The actual Hope Diamond With thanks to... MSRI Meyer Sound Podcast by Brady Haran
05/11/18·1h 3m
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