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1 The Butterfly Effect - What Does it Really Signify? Tim Palmer discusses Ed Lorenz the man and his work, and compares and contrasts the meaning of the “Butterfly Effect" as most people understand it today, and as Lorenz himself intended it to mean. Tim Palmer 18 May 2017
2 Learning new physics from a medieval thinker: Big Bangs and Rainbows Physics Colloquium 24 February 2017 delivered by Professor Tom McLeish FRS, Department of Physics and Institute for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Durham University, UK Tom McLeish 27 Apr 2017
3 Carved Stone Ball We still do not know why these stone balls were created. They date to the late Neolithic or early Bronze Age, between 3200 and 1500 BC. Marcus du Sautoy 23 Jan 2017
4 Évariste Galois Oxford graduate students discuss the life and work of 19th century French mathematical prodigy Évariste Galois Aled Walker, Chris Nicholls, Benjamin Green. 18 Jan 2017
5 Mathematics: Navigating Nature's Dark Labyrinth The Inaugural Lecture of the Simonyi Professor for the Public Understanding of Science, 2009. Marcus du Sautoy 18 Nov 2016
6 Quantum Marginal Problem and Generalized Pauli Constraints I will give an introduction to the univariate quantum marginal problem using an elementary mathematical point of view. In particular, I will explain how extremality of the local spectrum carries structural information about the global wave function. David Gross 21 Oct 2016
7 Roger Heath-Brown a Life in Mathematics Roger Heath-Brown is one of Oxford's foremost mathematicians. In this interview with fellow Oxford Mathematician Ben Green, Roger reflects on his influences, his achievements and the pleasures that the subject of mathematics has given him.. Roger Heath-Brown, Ben Green 17 Sep 2016
8 Creative Commons Building and Analyzing a Semantic Network Maria Telegina, (Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Oxford) gives a talk for the 2016 Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School. Maria Telegina 08 Jul 2016
9 The Prime Number Theorem Oxford Students discuss the Prime Number Theorem. Aled Walker, Simon Myerson, Sofia Lindqvist, Jamie Beacom 15 Jun 2016
10 The Prime Number Theorem Oxford Students discuss the Prime Number Theorem. Aled Walker, Simon Myerson, Sofia Lindqvist, Jamie Beacom 09 Jun 2016
11 'Relationships' part 3 - Networks: the science of connections What is a network and how can you use mathematics to unravel the relationships between a variety of different things? How can this understanding then be applied to a range of different settings? Mason Porter 29 Apr 2016
12 Creative Commons The Travelling Santa Problem and Other Seasonal Challenges The Oxford Mathematics Christmas Public Lecture 2015 examined an aspect of Christmas not often considered: the mathematics. Delivered by Marcus du Sautoy, Simonyi Professor for the Public Understanding of Science. Marcus du Sautoy 18 Dec 2015
13 Give us a hand Oxford Sparks explore what chirality is. Jo Dunkley, Alain Goriely, Robert Llewellyn 18 May 2015
14 Creative Commons Oxford Figures: 800 Years of the Mathematical Sciences Professor Robin Wilson, author of Alice's Adventures in Numberland, gives a talk on the history of studying Mathematics at Oxford, which is as old as the University itself. Robin Wilson 06 May 2015
15 Narrative & Proof: Two Sides of the Same Equation One of the UK's leading scientists, Marcus du Sautoy, argues that mathematical proofs are not just number-based, but also a form of narrative. Marcus du Sautoy, Roger Penrose, Laura Marcus, Ben Okri 22 Jan 2015
16 Creative Commons The eccentric genius of Lewis Carroll, the pioneer mathematician of voting Iain McLean talks about his early research into the pioneering work on the mathematics of voting undertaken by Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, better known as Lewis Carroll Iain McLean 04 Apr 2014
17 Mathematics Aspects of the Planet Earth Professor José Francisco Rodrigues, Lisbon/CMAF, delivers the ASC Complexity Cluster Lecture entitled 'Some Mathematical Aspects of Planet Earth' at Keble College. José Francisco Rodrigues 28 Feb 2014
18 Mathematics in Medicine and Biology Dr Sarah Waters (Fellow and Tutor in Applied Mathematics) gives a talk for the St Anne's College Maths reunion Sarah Waters 03 Feb 2014
19 A History of Maths at St Anne's Dr Graham Nelson (Supernumerary Fellow and Lecturer in Mathematics), gives a talk for the St Anne's College Maths reunion Graham Nelson 03 Feb 2014
20 Scaling Hilary: A world-class maths education for all Junaid Mubeen (Mathematics, 2004), gives a talk for the St Anne's College MAthematics reuion Junaid Mubeen 03 Feb 2014
21 Partial Differential Equations: Origins, Developments and Roles in the Changing World Professor Gui-Qiang G. Chen presents in his inaugural lecture several examples to illustrate the origins, developments, and roles of partial differential equations in our changing world. Gui-Qiang George Chen 15 Jan 2014
22 The Irrational, the chaotic and incomplete: the mathematical limits of knowledge Professor Marcus du Sautoy (New College), Charles Simonyi Chair in the Public Understanding of Science, author and broadcaster gives a talk about how much we can understand of the world through maths Marcus du Sautoy 15 Jan 2014
23 Symmetry: a talk based on his second book, 'Finding Moonshine' Professor Marcus du Sautoy (New College), Charles Simonyi Chair in the Public Understanding of Science, author and broadcaster gives a talk about symmetry and how the rules of symmetry influences our lives and the choices we make. Marcus du Sautoy 14 Jan 2014
24 The Music of the Primes: a talk about the Riemann Hypothesis and primes Professor Marcus du Sautoy (New College), Charles Simonyi Chair in the Public Understanding of Science, author and broadcaster gives a talk on 5th September 2013. Marcus du Sautoy 14 Jan 2014
25 Maths in Music: The Secret Mathematicians Professor Marcus du Sautoy (New College), Charles Simonyi Chair in the Public Understanding of Science, author and broadcaster gives a talk for the 2013 Oxford Alumni Weekend. Marcus du Sautoy 14 Jan 2014
26 The Secret Mathematicians Professor Marcus du Sautoy (New College), Charles Simonyi Chair in the Public Understanding of Science, author and broadcaster gives a talk for the 2013 Oxford Alumni Weekend. Marcus du Sautoy 08 Oct 2013
27 Characterisation of Networks The ASC Networks cluster visiting researcher Prof. Richard Wilson (Department of Computer Science, University of York) gives a public lecture on his work on networks at Keble College. Richard Wilson 10 Apr 2013
28 Creative Commons The Num8er My5teries Professor Marcus du Sautoy - mathematician, footballer and amateur musician - shows how mathematicians have contributed to our understanding of the world around us for millennia. Marcus du Sautoy 19 Dec 2012
29 Physics in the 21st century - an exciting Time for Physics at oxford Dr John Wheater, Chairman of the Department and other members of the Oxford University Physics team about all the latest projects and ideas that they are working on. With Alan Barr and Henry Snaith. John Wheater, Alan Barr, Henry Snaith 14 Nov 2012
30 Morphogenesis Then and Now Philip Maini, Oxford University, gives a talk for the Alan Turing Centenary weekend. Philip Maini 22 Oct 2012
31 Congruent Worlds: Turing, Lovelace and Babbage Doron Swade, Royal Holloway, Univ. of London, gives a talk for the Alan Turing Centenary weekend. Doron Swade 22 Oct 2012
32 What Alan Turing might have discovered Stephen Wolfram, founder and CEO of Wolfram Research and creator of Mathematica, gives a talk for the Alan Turing Centenary weekend. Stephen Wolfram 22 Oct 2012
33 Creative Commons Turing in the History of Software Cliff Jones, Newcastle University, gives a talk for the Alan Turing Centenary Weekend. Cliff jones 22 Oct 2012
34 Creative Commons Turing in the age of the Internet and the quantum computer Samson Abramsky, Oxford University, gives a talk for the Alan Turing Centenary weekend. Samson Abramsky 22 Oct 2012
35 Creative Commons Decidability: The Entscheidungs problem Robin Whitty, London South Bank University, gives a talk for the Alan Turing Centenary weekend. Robin Whitty 22 Oct 2012
36 Creative Commons Turing and the Public Consciousness: Turing 2.0(12) Sue Black, University College London, Turing and the Public Consciousness: Turing 2.0(12). Sue Black 22 Oct 2012
37 Creative Commons Welcome Address Jonathan Bowen, London South Bank University. Jonathan Bowen 22 Oct 2012
38 Creative Commons Consciousness and Computability Prof. Sir Roger Penrose on the idea of artificial intelligence and whether consciousness can be replicated by a computer - a discussion of new physics which may take us closer to explaining the mind. Roger Penrose, Ankita Anirban 28 Aug 2012
39 Creative Commons Alan Turing: The One Who Became a Zero Andrew Hodges (author of Alan Turing: The Enigma) delivers a lecture on Alan Turing, the founder of modern computer science, as part of LGBT month. Andrew Hodges 02 Mar 2012
40 Creative Commons Alan Turing: The One Who Became a Zero Andrew Hodges (author of Alan Turing: The Enigma) delivers a lecture on Alan Turing, the founder of modern computer science. This is the third annual lecture for LGBT history month. Andrew Hodges 02 Mar 2012
41 Creative Commons The Work of Music: Music and Mathematics A talk given at Wolfson College as part of a lecture series entitled "The Work of Music". Timothy Gowers 06 Feb 2012
42 Partial Differential Equations: Origins, Developments and Roles in the Changing World Professor Gui-Qiang G. Chen presents in his inaugural lecture several examples to illustrate the origins, developments, and roles of partial differential equations in our changing world. Gui-Qiang George Chen 22 Dec 2010
43 Mathematics in the real world Inspired by Évariste Galois's attempts to express symmetry using mathematical equations, Professor Marcus du Sautoy explores the inextricable link between the physical world and mathematics. Marcus du Sautoy 25 Nov 2010
44 Creative Commons 2.3 Robert Boyle and Isaac Newton Part 2.3. An introduction to Robert Boyle's theory of corpuscularianism and Isaac Newton's ideas on mathematics and the universe. Peter Millican 16 Mar 2010
45 Creative Commons 2.1 Recap of General Philosophy Lecture 1 Part 2.1. A brief recap on the first lecture describing how Aristotle's view of the universe, dominant throughout the middle ages in Europe, came to be gradually phased out by a modern, mechanistic view of the universe. Peter Millican 16 Mar 2010
46 Creative Commons 027 Hydrogen part 3 Eigenfunctions Twenty seventh lecture in Professor James Binney's Quantum Mechanics Lecture series given in Hilary Term 2010. James Binney 05 Mar 2010
47 Creative Commons 026 Hydrogen part 2 Emission Spectra Twenty sixth lecture in Professor James Binney's Quantum Mechanics Lecture series given in Hilary Term 2010. James Binney 05 Mar 2010
48 Creative Commons 025 Hydrogen part 1 Twenty fifth lecture in Professor James Binney's Quantum Mechanics Lecture series given in Hilary Term 2010. James Binney 05 Mar 2010
49 Creative Commons 024 Classical Spin and Addition of Angular Momenta Twenty fourth lecture in Professor James Binney's Quantum Mechanics Lecture series given in Hilary Term 2010. James Binney 05 Mar 2010
50 Creative Commons 023 Spin 1/2 , Stern - Gerlach Experiment and Spin 1 Twenty third lecture in Professor James Binney's Quantum Mechanics Lecture series given in Hilary Term 2010. James Binney 05 Mar 2010
51 Creative Commons 022 Spin Angular Momentum Twenty second lecture in Professor James Binney's Quantum Mechanics Lecture series given in Hilary Term 2010. James Binney 05 Mar 2010
52 Creative Commons 021 Even further Orbital Angular Momentum - Eigenfunctions, Parity and Kinetic Energy Twenty-first lecture in Professor James Binney's Quantum Mechanics Lecture series given in Hilary Term 2010. James Binney 09 Feb 2010
53 Creative Commons 020 Further Orbital Angular Momentum, Spectra of L2 and LZ Twentieth lecture in Professor James Binney's Quantum Mechanics Lecture series given in Hilary Term 2010. James Binney 09 Feb 2010
54 Creative Commons 019 Diatomic Molecules and Orbital Angular Momentum Nineteenth lecture in Professor James Binney's Quantum Mechanics Lecture series given in Hilary Term 2010. James Binney 09 Feb 2010
55 Creative Commons 018 Angular Momentum Eighteenth lecture in Professor James Binney's Quantum Mechanics Lecture series given in Hilary Term 2010. James Binney 04 Feb 2010
56 Creative Commons 017 Einstein-Podolski-Rosen Experiment and Bell's Inequality Seventeenth lecture in Professor James Binney's Quantum Mechanics Lecture series given in Hilary Term 2010. James Binney 04 Feb 2010
57 Creative Commons 016 Composite Systems - Entanglement and Operators Sixteenth lecture in Professor James Binney's Quantum Mechanics Lecture series given in Hilary Term 2010. James Binney 04 Feb 2010
58 Creative Commons 015 Tunnelling and Radioactive Decay Fifteenth lecture in the Quantum Mechanics course given in Hilary term 2010. James Binney 26 Jan 2010
59 Creative Commons 014 A Pair of Square Wells and the Ammonia Maser Fourteenth Lecture in the Quantum Mechanics Course given in Hilary term 2010. James Binney 26 Jan 2010
60 Creative Commons 013 Hilary: The Square Well Thirteenth lecture in Professor James Binney's Quantum Mechanics Lecture series given in Hilary Term 2010. James Binney 26 Jan 2010
61 RoboCup Dr. Steven Cameron takes us on a trip to RoboCup. Tiny players roll across the pitch, others lumber unsteadily or roll by. The goals keep coming but the players never tire. It's football, but not as we know it. Say hello to the future of sport. Steven Cameron 21 Dec 2009
62 Why Beckham chose the 23 shirt Why did Beckham chose the 23 shirt? What makes prime numbers special? Marcus duSautoy sheds light on the so-called 'masculine' numbers, explains why prime numbers will help you survive, and opens our eyes to the fascinating world of mathematics. Marcus du Sautoy 21 Dec 2009
63 Creative Commons 012 Angular Momentum and Motion in a Magnetic Field Final lecture of the Quantum Mechanics course given in Michaelmas Term 2009. James Binney 11 Dec 2009
64 Creative Commons 011 Transformation of Operators and the Parity Operator Eleventh lecture of the Quantum Mechanics course given in Michaelmas Term 2009. James Binney 11 Dec 2009
65 Creative Commons 010 Transformation of Kets, Continuous and Discrete Transformations and the Rotation Operator Tenth lecture of the Quantum Mechanics course given in Michaelmas Term 2009. James Binney 11 Dec 2009
66 Creative Commons 009 Dynamics of Oscillators and the Anharmonic Oscillator Ninth lecture of the Quantum Mechanics course given in Michaelmas Term 2009. James Binney 11 Dec 2009
67 Creative Commons 008 The Harmonic Oscillator and the Wavefunctions of its Stationary States Eighth lecture of the Quantum Mechanics course given in Michaelmas Term 2009. James Binney 11 Dec 2009
68 Creative Commons 007 Back to Two-Slit Interference, Generalization to Three Dimensions and the Virial Theorem Seventh Lecture of the Quantum Mechanics course given in Michaelmas Term 2009. James Binney 11 Dec 2009
69 Creative Commons 006 Wavefunctions for Well Defined Momentum, the Uncertainty Principle and Dynamics of a Free Particle Sixth lecture of the Quantum Mechanics course given in Michaelmas Term 2009. James Binney 11 Dec 2009
70 Creative Commons 005 Further TDSE and the Position Representation Fifth lecture of the Quantum Mechanics course given in Michaelmas Term 2009. James Binney 11 Dec 2009
71 Creative Commons 004 Commutators and Time Evolution (the Time Dependent Schrodinger Equation) Fourth lecture of the Quantum Mechanics course given in Michaelmas Term 2009. James Binney 11 Dec 2009
72 Creative Commons 003 Operators and Measurement Third lecture of the Quantum Mechanics course given in Michaelmas Term 2009. James Binney 11 Dec 2009
73 Creative Commons 002 Dirac Notation and the Energy Representation Second lecture of the Quantum Mechanics course given in Michaelmas Term 2009. James Binney 11 Dec 2009
74 Creative Commons 001 Introduction to Quantum Mechanics, Probability Amplitudes and Quantum States First lecture of the Quantum Mechanics course given in Michaelmas Term 2009. James Binney 11 Dec 2009
75 Einstein's Blackboard Jim Bennett, Director of the Museum of the History of Science, talks about one of the museum's prized exhibits, a blackboard Albert Einstein used in a lecture he gave to the university in 1931. Jim Bennett 10 Dec 2009
76 Mathematics: Navigating Nature's Dark Labyrinth "Mathematics: Navigating Nature's Dark Labyrinth" - the Inaugural Lecture of the Simonyi Professor for the Public Understanding of Science, 2009. Marcus du Sautoy 30 Nov 2009
77 Creative Commons Lewis Carroll in Numberland An intriguing biographical exploration of Lewis Carroll, focusing on the author's mathematical career and influences. Robin Wilson 30 Nov 2009