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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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
A discussion on the motivations and theme of the “Mathematical and statistical challenges in landscape decision making” programme, which at its heart is a great collaboration between mathematicians and environmental scientists
Dr Anastasia Kisil discusses what an INI programme focused upon the Wiener-Hopf technique can do for the future of the topic as a whole.
Professor David Abrahams and Dan Aspel converse about the mathematical beauty of cycling and the fascinating quirks of photography and physics that led to one of the strangest finish line images you’re ever likely to see
Dr Bubacarr Bah of the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences details his role within AIMS and talks us through the important work the Institute does in providing opportunities and teaching to talented mathematicians from across the African continent
Professor Svitlana Mayboroda, a Kirk Distinguished Visiting Fellow, speaks about her specialism in harmonic analysis, a love of mathematics for its own sake and the research aims that she and her collaborators are working towards during their time at INI
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
Kirk Distinguished Visiting Fellow Professor Irene Fonseca discusses the power of academic interactions, the obligations placed upon high-achieving female mathematicians, a love of painting and being knighted by the “Military Order of St James of the Sword”