Episode published: 16/08/19
In episode #14 Dan Aspel speaks to Professor Chris Budd (Bath), a participant in two 2019 programmes/workshops (“Geometry, compatibility and structure preservation in computational differential equations”, “Mathematical and statistical challenges in landscape decision making”) as well as a host of others since the Institute’s inception in 1992. Subjects touched upon include maths communication, the mathematics of weather forecasts and the nature of collaboration at the Institute.
01:10 – Associations with Cambridge and the Institute
02:48 – Geometic Integration
03:30 – Collaborating over a sustained period of time at INI
04:25 – Highlights from a lifetime of attendances at INI programmes
07:25 – Interests in computational mathematics and environmental science
09:38 – The public impact, the (extensive) mathematics of meteorology, interactions with the Met Office
10:45 – “A billion unknowns” in a weather forecast
13:08 – “A golden age of maths communication”
15:25 – Visiting the Fields Institute, return trips to INI
INI veteran Professor Chris Budd joins the podcast to discuss maths communication, the mathematics of weather forecasts and the nature of collaboration at the Institute
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