Living Proof: the Isaac Newton Institute podcast

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 >

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 21m. Bisher sind 54 Folge(n) erschienen. Dieser Podcast erscheint jede zweite Woche.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 23 hours 40 minutes


episode 45: #45 Making maths fascinating, an interview with Ben Sparks and Katie Steckles

Episode published 20/09/22

In episode #45 of Living Proof, Dan Aspel and Christie Marr are thrilled to meet Ben Sparks and Katie Steckles. Ben is a mathematician, musician and speaker based at the University of Bath who works with groups as diverse as the Advanced Mathematics Support Programme and the hugely popular Numberphile YouTube channel...



episode 44: #44 Travel, enthusiasm and history: an interview with Don and Silke Zagier

Episode published 31/08/22

In episode #44 of Living Proof, Dan Aspel and Christie Marr speak to both Don Zagier and Silke Zagier. Don is a widely respected number theorist and currently and currently "Retired Scientific Member and Director" of the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in Bonn...


 2022-08-31  31m

#43 Communicating maths: a journalist’s perspective, an interview with Tom Whipple

Episode published 06/07/22

In episode #43 of Living Proof, Maha Kaouri and Christie Marr speak to Tom Whipple, Science Editor at The Times. Tom read Maths at Cambridge and has been covering science for the Times since 2011. He was recently involved in a Newton Gateway/V-KEMS/RAMP Virtual Study Group on The Public Perception of Science, where he presented a challenge on Communicating Mathematics...


 2022-07-06  31m

episode 42: #42 Solving the "two-body problem", an interview with Prof Parimala Raman

In episode #42 of Living Proof, Dan Aspel and Christie Marr speak to Prof Parimala Raman of Emory University. Parimala, the Kirk Distinguished Visiting Fellow for K-theory, algebraic cycles and motivic homotopy theory programme, has extensive experience of research in her home country of India, where she represents a significant role model for younger women beginning their careers in mathematics...


 2022-06-14  20m

#41 Discovering the "Gems of Hypolytos" - an interview with Prof Herbert Gangl

Dan Aspel speaks to Prof Herbert Gangl to learn about his unique mathematical jewellery the "Gems of Hypolytos".


 2022-05-17  28m

#40 Fluid mechanics, turbulence and more: an interview with Prof Rama Govindarajan

Dan Aspel and Christie Marr speak to Prof Rama Govindarajan of the International Centre for Theoretical Sciences in Bengaluru.


 2022-05-06  36m

#39 Meeting one of Canada's most powerful women: an interview with Prof Anita Layton

Dan Aspel and Plus magazine’s Dr Marianne Freiberger are joined by the irrepressible Prof Anita Layton of the University of Waterloo.


 2022-04-26  28m

#38 Amsterdam to INI... by bicycle! An interview with Antoine Gagnebin

Dan Aspel catches up with Antoine Gagnebin, an INI workshop participant who's made the exciting decision to travel from Amsterdam to Cambridge by bicycle. Find out the "how" and the "why" of his forthcoming adventure in this short episode.


 2022-04-19  13m

#37 Teaching maths in Africa: an interview with Professor Franca Hoffmann

Professor Hoffmann has spent much of the past decade working with the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences, its Quantum Leap Africa initiative, and a host of other groups and NGOs across the African continent, all focused on the support and pursuit of higher mathematics. And yet, in her own words, she’s still “very junior” at her home institution herself. How is this possible?


 2022-02-11  42m

#36 "You don't need anybody's permission to be a great mathematician", an interview with Dr Nira Chamberlain

In episode #36 of Living Proof, Dan Aspel and Christie Marr speak to Dr Nira Chamberlain, not only the “5th most influential black person in the UK”, but possibly “the world’s most interesting mathematician”.


 2022-02-03  45m