Episode published: 17/05/19
In episode #8 we speak to Professor Xian Chen of the “Mathematical design of new materials” programme. A brief chat recorded in-between seminar talks, subjects touched upon include interactions between the fields of mathematics and mechanics, potential outcomes of such activity and the popularity of interdisciplinary events in general. Hosted by: Dan Aspel (INI Communications Manager).
00:00 – Introductions
01:00 – Is “The mathematical design of new materials” (DNM) a particularly applied programme?
02:10 – Interactions between mathematics and mechanics, using maths to predict material behaviours
03:22 – Potential outcomes from DNM, from scientific to collaborative
05:00 – What are “new materials”?
07:00 – Drawing crowds from across Cambridge’s Mathematics campus
08:40 – Life in Cambridge: surviving the winter months, and attending a programme with a two-year-old daughter
Programme organiser Professor Xian Chen shares her thoughts on interactions between the fields of mathematics and mechanics, potential outcomes of such activity and the popularity of interdisciplinary events in general
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