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1 | Oxford Mathematics Public Lectures - Can Mathematics Understand the Brain?' - Alain Goriely | The human brain is the object of the ultimate intellectual egocentrism. It is also a source of endless scientific problems and an organ of such complexity that it is not clear that a mathematical approach is even possible, despite many attempts. | Alain Goriely | 16 Mar 2018 | |

2 | Oxford Mathematics Public Lectures - Euler’s pioneering equation: "the most beautiful theorem in mathematics" - Robin Wilson | Euler’s equation, the ‘most beautiful equation in mathematics’, startlingly connects the five most important constants in the subject: 1, 0, π, e and i. Central to both mathematics and physics. So what is this equation – and why is it pioneering? | Robin Wilson | 07 Mar 2018 | |

3 | Can Yule Solve My Problems? - Alex Bellos | In our Oxford Mathematics Christmas Lecture Alex Bellos challenges you with some festive brainteasers as he tells the story of mathematical puzzles from the middle ages to modern day. | Alex Bellos | 13 Dec 2017 | |

4 | Closing the Gap: the quest to understand prime numbers - Vicky Neale | Prime numbers have intrigued, inspired and infuriated mathematicians for millennia and yet mathematicians' difficulty with answering simple questions about them reveals their depth and subtlety. | Vicky Neale | 24 Oct 2017 | |

5 | Dr Tom Crawford, mathematician and presenter (St John's College, 2008) | Dr Tom Crawford, also known as the Naked Mathematician, shares his love of Maths and describes how he is dispelling stereotypes to explain Maths to teenagers. | Tom Crawford | 01 Jun 2017 | |

6 | The Sound of Symmetry | Symmetry has played a role both for composers and in the creation of musical instruments. Marcus shows how composers have used this symmetry and demonstrates how Ernst Chladni revealed extraordinary symmetrical shapes in the vibrations of a metal Plate. | Marcus du Sautoy | 24 May 2017 | |

7 | 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 | |

8 | 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 | |

9 | 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 | |

10 | 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 | |

11 | 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 | |

12 | 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 | |

13 | 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 | |

14 | 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 |

15 | The Prime Number Theorem | Oxford Students discuss the Prime Number Theorem. | Aled Walker, Simon Myerson, Sofia Lindqvist, Jamie Beacom | 15 Jun 2016 | |

16 | The Prime Number Theorem | Oxford Students discuss the Prime Number Theorem. | Aled Walker, Simon Myerson, Sofia Lindqvist, Jamie Beacom | 09 Jun 2016 | |

17 | '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 | |

18 | 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 |

19 | Give us a hand | Oxford Sparks explore what chirality is. | Jo Dunkley, Alain Goriely, Robert Llewellyn | 18 May 2015 | |

20 | 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 |

21 | 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 | |

22 | 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 |

23 | 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 | |

24 | 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 | |

25 | 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 | |

26 | 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 | |

27 | 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 | |

28 | 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 | |

29 | 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 | |

30 | 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 | |

31 | 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 | |

32 | 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 | |

33 | 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 | |

34 | 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 |

35 | 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 | |

36 | Morphogenesis Then and Now | Philip Maini, Oxford University, gives a talk for the Alan Turing Centenary weekend. | Philip Maini | 22 Oct 2012 | |

37 | 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 | |

38 | 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 | |

39 | 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 |

40 | 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 |

41 | 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 |

42 | 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 |

43 | Creative Commons | Welcome Address | Jonathan Bowen, London South Bank University. | Jonathan Bowen | 22 Oct 2012 |

44 | 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 |

45 | 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 |

46 | 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 |

47 | 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 |

48 | 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 | |

49 | 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 | |

50 | 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 |

51 | 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 |

52 | 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 |

53 | 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 |

54 | 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 |

55 | 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 |

56 | 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 |

57 | 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 |

58 | 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 |

59 | 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 |

60 | 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 |

61 | 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 |

62 | 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 |

63 | 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 |

64 | Creative Commons | 015 Tunnelling and Radioactive Decay | Fifteenth lecture in the Quantum Mechanics course given in Hilary term 2010. | James Binney | 26 Jan 2010 |

65 | 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 |

66 | 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 |

67 | 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 | |

68 | 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 | |

69 | 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 |

70 | 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 |

71 | 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 |

72 | 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 |

73 | 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 |

74 | 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 |

75 | 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 |

76 | 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 |

77 | 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 |

78 | Creative Commons | 003 Operators and Measurement | Third lecture of the Quantum Mechanics course given in Michaelmas Term 2009. | James Binney | 11 Dec 2009 |

79 | 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 |

80 | 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 |

81 | 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 | |

82 | 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 | |

83 | 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 |