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Podcaster's summary: This is a podcast about mathematics and the people who develop it. The episodes combine recent developments and visions for the future of the field and aim at creating a virtual hub that highlights ideas, people and research topics in mathematics. ISSN 2731-4804
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|2023-Sep-12 • 33 minutes|
Optimal Transport across Mathematical Boundaries: Nicola Gigli interviewed by Camillo De Lellis
In this episode, Camillo De Lellis, a researcher at the Institute for Advanced Study of Princeton, engages in an interview with Nicola Gigli from the Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati in Trieste, Italy. They delve into Nicola Gigli's personal journey in and out of mathematics, discussing how he arrived at the topics of his research and his enthusiasm for them. Throughout the conversation, they also explore the intriguing connection between the concepts of optimal transport and curvature...
|2023-Aug-17 • 18 minutes|
People and their passions for ICIAM 2023 Tokyo: A dialogue between Ken Hayami and Hisashi Okamoto
The International Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics, or ICIAM, is known as the largest congress in applied mathematics, held only once every four years. The first ICIAM took place in Paris in 1987; and then in Washington, D.C (1991), Hamburg (1995) and Edinburgh (1999). The next venues were Sydney (2003), Zürich (2007), Vancouver (2011), Beijing (2015), and Valencia (2019). ICIAM 2023 Tokyo is the 10th congress. The number of participants for the recent ICIAM congresses exceeded 3,000, and for ...
|2023-Jul-07 • 44 minutes|
A Personal Journey through Optimal Transport: Fields medalist Alessio Figalli interviewed by Luigi Ambrosio
In this episode, our guest is Alessio Figalli, Director of the Institute for Mathematical Research at ETH Zurich, Switzerland. Professor Figalli completed his Ph.D. at the Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa in Italy and at the École Normale Supérieure of Lyon in France. He has also worked as a researcher at universities in France, the United States, and Switzerland. His achievements have been recognized with several prizes, including the Fields Medal in 2018 for his contributions to the theory of optimal tran...
|2023-May-09 • 42 minutes|
Exploring the World of Optimal Transport: Luigi Ambrosio interviewed by Alfio Quarteroni
In this episode, we have the pleasure of hosting Luigi Ambrosio, a Professor at the Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa, Italy, as our guest. Professor Ambrosio, who recently co-authored the new textbook "Lectures on Optimal Transport" with Elia Brué and Daniele Semola, engages in a lively conversation with Alfio Quarteroni, a Professor at Politecnico di Milano. During this special interview, which is hosted by Professor Quarteroni, Professor Ambrosio shares his insights on topics such as optimal tra...
|2023-Apr-06 • 23 minutes|
The Expansion of Mathematics in Korea: Jaigyoung Choe interviewed by Masayuki Nakamura
In this month's podcast, our guest is Jaigyoung Choe, President of the Korea Institute for Advanced Study. Professor Choe received his PhD degree from the University of California Berkeley in 1986 under the supervision of Professor Richard Schoen after completing his undergraduate studies at Seoul National University.His main research interests are in differential geometry, minimal surface theory, isoperimetric problems, and geometric measure theory.Previously, he held positions at POSTECH in Pohang an...
|2023-Jan-11 • 47 minutes|
A Life in Mathematical Publishing: Catriona Byrne interviewed by Bernard Teissier
In this month's podcast, our guest is Catriona Byrne.Catriona Byrne has French and Scottish origins. She obtained her PhD from the University of Edinburgh in 1982 and worked for Springer as a Publishing Editor and later as Director for Mathematics until 2022, working with international teams of editors. In that time she held responsibility for many book series, including the flagship Grundlehren and Ergebnisse, and the Lecture Notes in Mathematics, as well as many journals including Inventiones Mathema...
|2022-Aug-02 • 34 minutes|
Dialogues between Mathematics and Physics: Yang-Hui He interviewed by Daniel Wang
In this month’s podcast, our guest is Yang-Hui He, a Fellow of the London Institute for Mathematical Sciences, which is based at the Royal Institution of Great Britain, professor of mathematics at City University of London, Chang-Jiang Chair professor at Nankai University in Tianjin, as well as Lecturer at Merton College, University of Oxford.In this episode, we've invited him to talk about the interactions between mathematics and physics, how the international education and research experience influen...
|2022-Jun-03 • 40 minutes|
Mathematics in Latin America: Challenges and Perspectives. Marcelo Viana interviewed by Robinson dos Santos
In this month’s podcast, our guest is Marcelo Viana, researcher and director of the Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics, IMPA, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.In this episode, we've invited him to talk about the challenges and the opportunities of doing research in mathematics in Latin America, the role of IMPA in the development of mathematical research in the region, and the perspectives of regional and global cooperation.Marcelo Viana obtained his PhD at the Institute for Pure and Applied Mathemati...
|2022-Feb-07 • 50 minutes|
Mathematics Unbound: The Life and Legacy of John Horton Conway
John Horton Conway was one of the most important researchers in the history of mathematics. His genius and boundless curiosity enabled him to make significant contributions in many diverse areas throughout his lifetime, including number theory, topology, algebra, knot theory, coding theory, and probability. But John Conway was far more than simply a scientific researcher. Through his games, imagination, sense of humor, and willingness to share all that he knew with anyone who would listen, his influence on...
|2021-Dec-05 • 43 minutes|
Mathematics and Love: Catherine Beneteau and Dmitry Khavinson interviewed by Dorothy Mazlum
Catherine Beneteau and Dmitry Khavinson are both mathematicians, they are married, work at the same university, and share similar research interests. In this special episode, we've invited them to share their experience with harmonizing research, love, parenthood, and career.Catherine Beneteau is a Professor in the Mathematics and Statistics Department at the University of South Florida in the United States. She was educated in Canada, at McGill University, where she got her bachelor's and master&...
|2021-Sep-19 • 24 minutes|
Mathematics and Cancer Therapy: Trachette Jackson interviewed by Lynn Brandon
Trachette L. Jackson earned her Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from the University of Washington under the direction of Professor James D. Murray, one of the founding leaders in the field of Mathematical Biology. Ten years later, after postdoctoral positions at the IMA and Duke University, she was promoted to Full Professor of Mathematics at the University of Michigan. Dr. Jackson is an award-winning teacher-scholar whose research in mathematical oncology has received international attention. In 2003, she...
|2021-Aug-12 • 26 minutes|
Managing Research: Aslak Tveito interviewed by Martin Peters
Aslak Tveito is the Managing Director of Simula Research Laboratory in Oslo, Norway, and professor for scientific computing at the University of Oslo. He serves also as chairman of the board of the Norwegian Defence Research Establishment. His research is in numerical analysis, scientific computing, and the electrophysiology of the human heart. He cas co-authored three research monographs and two textbooks on scientific computing, co-edited seven books, and published more than 100 research papers. He is on ...
|2021-Aug-12 • 34 minutes|
Women in Mathematics: Past, Present and Future. Kathryn Leonard interviewed by Dahlia Fisch
Kathryn Leonard is a mathematician and computer scientist at Occidental College in Los Angeles, California. She is currently both professor and Department Chair in the Department of Computer Science. In 2012, she received a Henry L. Alder Award for teaching from the Mathematical Associate of America, and in 2015, she received the AWM Service Award. Kathryn is the current president of the AWM and is also the director of the NSF-funded Center for Undergraduate Research in Mathematics. Kathryn studies geometri...
|2021-Aug-10 • 36 minutes|
Mathematics for a better life: Alfio Quarteroni interviewed by Francesca Bonadei
Alfio Quarteroni is Professor of Numerical Analysis and Director of of the Laboratory for Modeling and Scientific Computing -- otherwise known as MOX -- at the Polytechnic University of Milan in Italy. He is the founder (and first director) of MOX and of MATHICSE at EPFL, Lausanne, where he is Emeritus Professor. He is co-founder (and President) of MOXOFF, a spin-off company. His research interests concern Mathematical Modelling, Numerical Analysis, Scientific Computing, and applications in fluid mechanics...