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Podcast Profile: Living Proof: the Isaac Newton Institute podcast

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74 episodes
2019 to 2024
Median: 21 minutes
Collection: Physics, Math, and Astronomy


Description (podcaster-provided):

The Isaac Newton Institute is the world's foremost mathematical research centre. Living Proof aims to highlight the diverse people and interconnected topics linked to its many 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.- The Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences (UK) is an international research centre based in Cambridge, UK. A part of the University of Cambridge, it has been hosting research programmes on mathematical themes since July 1992.Visit > www.newton.ac.uk/news/ini-podcast


Themes and summary (AI-generated based on podcaster-provided show and episode descriptions):

➤ Mathematics research • Academics and lecturers • Early career researchers • International collaborations • Mathematical theories • Personal stories from mathematicians • Engagement with the public • Art and mathematics connections.

"Living Proof: the Isaac Newton Institute podcast" is a series that emphasizes the interconnections between mathematics and broader societal themes. Central to its content is the exploration of how mathematical research intersects with various aspects of life and the stories of the individuals involved in this intersection. The podcast is produced by the Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences in Cambridge, UK, and is aimed at a general audience, making complex mathematical ideas accessible and engaging.

Among the recurring themes are interviews with eminent mathematicians, early career researchers, and notable figures who have significantly contributed to mathematical sciences. Many episodes focus on personal narratives, such as the career journeys of researchers from diverse backgrounds and the impact of fellowships on their academic progression. For example, the podcast often highlights the experiences of recipients of the Simons Postdoctoral Fellowships, which support early career mathematicians in gaining independence and building networks that aid their careers.

Social implications of mathematical work are frequently discussed, illustrated by episodes detailing how mathematics contributes to international collaborations, communicates science to the public, or aids understanding and coping with global crises like pandemics. Another key theme is the intersection of mathematics with other fields and everyday experiences, such as organizing international workshops, teaching mathematics in different cultural settings, and making mathematics more engaging to broader audiences.

The podcast also addresses the impact of significant mathematical achievements and ongoing research programs. It touches upon historical milestones and contemporary advances, offering listeners insights into both the human and academic aspects of the mathematical community.

Overall, the podcast paints a comprehensive picture of the rich, dynamic world of mathematics, presenting it not only as an academic discipline but also as a vital, interconnected part of society.


Episodes:
Episode Image #59 Meeting the three mathematics medalists from the STEM for Britain awards 2024
2024-Apr-24
32 minutes
Episode Image “Meet the… Simons Postdoctoral Fellows” mini series #11 Dr Swapnil Jaideo Kole
2024-Mar-15
8 minutes
Episode Image #58 Linking Cambridge with Africa: how to co-host an international research workshop
2024-Mar-07
22 minutes
Episode Image #57 Cambridge Festival | Prof Ben Allanach previews his talk: "The Force Awakens: Quantum Collisions"
2024-Feb-14
9 minutes
Episode Image #56 Voices from Ukraine: Olena Domanska of the Solidarity for Mathematicians programme
2024-Jan-30
19 minutes
Episode Image “Meet the… Simons Postdoctoral Fellows” mini series #10 Dr Samuel Stark
2023-Nov-20
4 minutes
Episode Image “Meet the… Simons Postdoctoral Fellows” mini series #9 Dr Zhao-He Watse Sybesma
2023-Oct-10
10 minutes
Episode Image “Meet the… Simons Postdoctoral Fellows” mini series #8 Dr Paul Pruzina
2023-Oct-09
5 minutes
Episode Image #55 Marbles, pint glasses and the Kepler conjecture: an overview of the 2023 GeomPack programme, with organisers Simon Cox and Adil Mughal
2023-Sep-08
28 minutes
Episode Image #54 Discussing "The Irrational Diary of Clara Valentine", an interview with Coralie Colmez
2023-Jul-18
16 minutes
#53 Disproving Ravenel's "telescope conjecture": an interview with Tomer Schlank and Jeremy Hahn
2023-Jul-07
23 minutes
Episode Image Thirty years of proof: celebrating Andrew Wiles on the anniversary of Fermat's Last Theorem
2023-Jun-22
26 minutes
Episode Image #51 Celebrating the Newton Gateway's 10th anniversary, an interview with Clare Merritt
2023-Mar-17
15 minutes
Episode Image #50 Why should we bother communicating INI research? An interview with Rachel Thomas and Marianne Freiberger
2023-Mar-02
31 minutes
Episode Image #49 How to make maths funny, an interview with Timandra Harkness
2023-Feb-22
28 minutes
Episode Image Making data accessible: an interview with Hannah Thomas of Government Analysis Function
2023-Feb-15
31 minutes
Episode Image “Meet the… Simons Postdoctoral Fellows” mini series #7 Dr Nicolas Boulle
2022-Oct-31
7 minutes
Episode Image “Meet the… Simons Postdoctoral Fellows” mini series #6 Dr Patrick Sprenger
2022-Oct-31
10 minutes
Episode Image Voices from Ukraine: Yuriy Semenov of the Solidarity for Mathematicians programme
2022-Oct-21
20 minutes
Episode Image Voices from Ukraine: Nataliya Vaisfel'd of the Solidarity for Mathematicians programme
2022-Oct-21
24 minutes
Episode Image #45 Making maths fascinating, an interview with Ben Sparks and Katie Steckles
2022-Sep-20
57 minutes
Episode Image #44 Travel, enthusiasm and history: an interview with Don and Silke Zagier
2022-Aug-31
31 minutes
Episode Image #43 Communicating maths: a journalist’s perspective, an interview with Tom Whipple
2022-Jul-06
31 minutes
Episode Image #42 Solving the "two-body problem", an interview with Prof Parimala Raman
2022-Jun-14
20 minutes
Episode Image #41 Discovering the "Gems of Hypolytos" - an interview with Prof Herbert Gangl
2022-May-17
28 minutes
Episode Image #40 Fluid mechanics, turbulence and more: an interview with Prof Rama Govindarajan
2022-May-06
36 minutes
Episode Image #39 Meeting one of Canada's most powerful women: an interview with Prof Anita Layton
2022-Apr-26
28 minutes
Episode Image #38 Amsterdam to INI... by bicycle! An interview with Antoine Gagnebin
2022-Apr-19
13 minutes
Episode Image #37 Teaching maths in Africa: an interview with Professor Franca Hoffmann
2022-Feb-11
42 minutes
Episode Image #36 "You don't need anybody's permission to be a great mathematician", an interview with Dr Nira Chamberlain
2022-Feb-03
45 minutes
Episode Image "Meet the... Simons Postdoctoral Fellows" mini series #5 Dr Anagha Madhusudanan
2022-Jan-18
20 minutes
Episode Image "Meet the... Simons Postdoctoral Fellows" mini series #4 Dr Antoine Remond-Tiedrez
2022-Jan-18
17 minutes
Episode Image #35 Discussing the "Cluster algebras and representation theory" programme
2021-Dec-10
23 minutes
Episode Image "Meet the... Simons Postdoctoral Fellows" mini series #3: Dr Aluna Rizzoli
2021-Nov-25
16 minutes
Episode Image "Meet the... Simons Postdoctoral Fellows" mini series #2: Dr Avi Mayorcas
2021-Nov-05
13 minutes
Episode Image "Meet the... Simons Postdoctoral Fellows" mini series #1: Dr Emine Yildirim
2021-Nov-05
16 minutes
Episode Image #34 Welcoming Ulrike Tillmann: a brief interview with INI’s new Director
2021-Oct-14
12 minutes
Episode Image #33 Becoming Bethany Marsh, life as a transgender Professor of Mathematics
2021-Sep-28
48 minutes
Episode Image #32: Quanta, MoMath and communicating mathematics with Alex Kontorovic
2021-Aug-10
47 minutes
Episode Image #31 From rural Zimbabwe to international mathematics: an interview with Professor Anotida Madzvamuse
2021-Jul-26
46 minutes
Episode Image #30 “Exit strategy”: Director David Abrahams looks back on his 2016-2021 tenure at INI
2021-Jul-09
48 minutes
Episode Image #29 All about Plus magazine, with Marianne Freiberger and Rachel Thomas
2021-Feb-26
36 minutes
Episode Image Cambridge Philosophical Society mini-series #3: Dr Jay Taylor
2020-Dec-18
15 minutes
Episode Image Cambridge Philosophical Society mini-series #2: Dr Elena Luca
2020-Dec-18
18 minutes
Episode Image Cambridge Philosophical Society mini-series #1: Dr Francisco Sahli
2020-Nov-30
14 minutes
Episode Image “Art of INI” mini-series #1: What can maths offer art and art offer maths?
2020-Nov-30
46 minutes
Episode Image #28 Twenty-seven years of progress: an interview with Professor Valerie Isham
2020-Nov-30
43 minutes
Episode Image #27 “An ecology of people telling it how it is”: an interview with Professor Sir David Spiegelhalter
2020-Oct-08
35 minutes
Episode Image #26 “Maths masterclass tutorials”: an announcement from Simon Singh
2020-Oct-05
15 minutes
Episode Image #25 “How to win at Pandemic”: an interview with Professor Julia Gog
2020-Sep-15
34 minutes
Episode Image #24 Mathematics goes virtual, with Professor Rebecca Hoyle
2020-Sep-01
37 minutes
Episode Image #23 The mathematical models of COVID-19 (part 2), with Dr Robin Thompson
2020-Aug-03
32 minutes
Episode Image #22 The mathematical models of COVID-19 (part 1), with Dr Kit Yates
2020-Aug-03
41 minutes
Episode Image #21 Promoting mathematics via social media: an interview with Ollie Jones and Kamilla Rekvényi
2020-Feb-03
21 minutes
Episode Image #19 Asking for “a lot of money and a lot of time”: an interview with Professor Liz Mansfield
2019-Nov-21
20 minutes
Episode Image #20 “On the nature of mathematical joy”, with Professor Liz Mansfield
2019-Nov-21
4 minutes
Episode Image #18 Peer support and “the ability to develop agency”: an interview with Associate Professor Lesley Ward
2019-Oct-18
26 minutes
Episode Image #17 Running the numbers: an interview with Dr Tony Hill
2019-Oct-18
16 minutes
Episode Image #16 Life in “a harmonic universe”: an interview with Tamara Kokilashvili
2019-Oct-18
17 minutes
Episode Image #15 Talking maths in public: an interview with Matt Parker
2019-Sep-20
11 minutes
Episode Image #14 “A Golden Age of maths communication”: an interview with Professor Chris Budd
2019-Aug-16
16 minutes
Episode Image #13 When mathematicians and environmental scientists meet: an interview with Professor Paula Harrison and Dr Martine Barons
2019-Aug-16
23 minutes
Episode Image #12 Investigating the Wiener-Hopf technique: an interview with Dr Anastasia Kisil
2019-Aug-16
10 minutes
Episode Image #11 Tour de France Special: an interview with Professor David Abrahams
2019-Jul-26
28 minutes
Episode Image #10 “Bringing the changes we want in Africa”: an interview with Dr Bubacarr Bah
2019-Jun-24
19 minutes
Episode Image #09 “The beauty of results”: an interview with Professor Svitlana Mayboroda
2019-Jun-24
21 minutes
Episode Image #08 Interdisciplinary excitement: an interview with Professor Xian Chen
2019-May-17
11 minutes
Episode Image #07 The realities of academic life: an interview with Professor Irene Fonseca
2019-May-17
36 minutes
Episode Image #06 Mathematikum: an interview with Professor Martin Buhmann
2019-Apr-23
17 minutes
Episode Image #05 Exploring sundials: an interview with Dr Frank King
2019-Apr-23
20 minutes
Episode Image #04 What can an early career researcher contribute? An interview with interview with Henri Elad Altman
2019-Mar-26
12 minutes
Episode Image #03 A male dominated environment: an interview with Susanne Hilger
2019-Mar-26
15 minutes
Episode Image #02 A mother of three in a academia: an interview with Professor Patricia Goncalvez
2019-Mar-26
20 minutes
Episode Image #01 Directing the INI: an interview with Professor David Abrahams
2019-Mar-26
25 minutes