Launched in March 2019 (and named “Living Proof” in February 2021), the INI podcast series aims to highlight the diverse people and explore the many interconnected topics linked to the Institute’s activities. Interviewees range from visiting academics and lecturers to mathematicians, other scientists, musicians, artists, students, and prominent figures within the University of Cambridge and beyond. The podcast typically involves mathematical themes, but is specifically aimed at a general audience. The focus is on the subjects being interviewed and the social stories they have to tell, not just on the significance and details of the research they may be undertaking. We hope there is interest and inspiration here for everyone.
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Dr Kit Yates discusses the maths behind the models of COVID-19 that are being used to guide policy and help control the pandemic
Early career researchers Ollie Jones (Birmingham) and Kamilla Rekvényi (Imperial) discuss life at an INI workshop, working alongside supervisors, promoting mathematics to the young via social media, and the ongoing struggle for gender balance
Professor Liz Mansfield previews her talk “On the nature of mathematical joy”
Professor Liz Mansfield details the “Geometry, compatibility and structure preservation in computational differential equations” programme, its inception, aims and the essential need for balance and diversity within higher mathematics
Associate Professor Lesley Ward explains the ongoing need for support of women in mathematics if the historical gender imbalance in the science is to be redressed
KCL’s Dr Tony Hill reflects about his life within mathematics so far and how a devotion to long-distance running has played, and continues to play, its part in that journey
Georgian pianist Tamara Kokilashvili has performed celebrated classical recitals across the world from Tbilisi to Vienna and New York, and it’s mathematics that has inspired her
Matt Parker on the surge of maths communicators in the past decade, a career than ranges from authoring books to concocting YouTube videos to performing at the Edinburgh Fringe, and the essential need for “infectious enthusiasm”