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1 Oxford Mathematics Public Lectures: Marcus du Sautoy - The Creativity Code: how AI is learning to write, paint and think In this fascinating and provocative lecture, Marcus du Sautoy both tests our ability to distinguish between human and machine creativity, and suggests that our creativity may even benefit from that of the machines. Marcus du Sautoy 03 Jun 2019
2 Oxford Mathematics Public Lectures: Graham Farmelo - The Universe Speaks in Numbers An old-fashioned tale of tale of romance and estrangement, of hope and despair. Graham Farmelo 21 May 2019
3 Oxford Mathematics 1st Year Student Lecture: Analysis III - Integration The third in our popular series of filmed student lectures takes us to Integration. This is the opening lecture in the 1st Year course. Ben Green 09 May 2019
4 Oxford Mathematics Public Lectures: Marc Lackenby - Knotty Problems Knots are a familiar part of everyday life, for example tying your tie or doing up your shoe laces. They play a role in numerous physical and biological phenomena, such as the untangling of DNA when it replicates. Marc Lackenby 20 Mar 2019
5 Oxford Mathematics First Year Student Tutorial on Dynamics The Oxford Mathematics educational experience is a journey, a journey like any other educational experience. Ian Hewitt, Kate Adams, Farid Manzoor 22 Feb 2019
6 Oxford Mathematics 1st Year Undergraduate Lecture James Sparks - Dynamics For the first time ever, Oxford Mathematics has live streamed a student lecture. It took 800 years but now you can see what it is really like. We hope you find it familiar and intriguing and challenging. James Sparks 15 Feb 2019
7 James Maynard - Prime Time: How simple questions about prime numbers affect us all Prime Numbers are fascinating, crucial and ubiquitous. The trouble is, we don't know that much about them. James Maynard, one of the leading researchers in the field explains all (at least as far as he can). James Maynard 15 Feb 2019
8 Oxford Mathematics Public Lectures: Hooke Lecture - Michael Berry - Chasing the dragon: tidal bores in the UK and elsewhere In some of the world’s rivers, an incoming high tide can arrive as a smooth jump decorated by undulations, or as a breaking wave. The river reverses direction and flows upstream. Michael Berry 28 Jan 2019
9 Oxford Mathematics Student Lectures: An Introduction to Complex Numbers - Vicky Neale Much is written about life as an undergraduate at Oxford but what is it really like? Vicky Neale 22 Jan 2019
10 Oxford Mathematics Public Lectures: Marcus du Sautoy - The Num8er My5teries With topics ranging from prime numbers to the lottery, from lemmings to bending balls like Beckham, Professor Marcus du Sautoy provides an entertaining and, perhaps, unexpected approach to explain how mathematics can be used to predict the future. Marcus du Sautoy 14 Jan 2019
11 Roger Penrose in conversation with Hannah Fry - Oxford Mathematics Public Lectures In our Oxford Mathematics London Public Lecture Roger Penrose in conversation with Hannah Fry reveals his latest research, a veritable chain reaction of universes, which he says has been backed by evidence of events that took place before the Big Bang. Roger Penrose, Hannah Fry 06 Nov 2018
12 Oxford Mathematics and the Clay Mathematics Institute Public Lectures: Roger Penrose - Eschermatics In this lecture Roger Penrose uses M.C Escher's work to illustrate and explain important mathematical ideas and their connections to the visual arts. Roger Penrose 01 Oct 2018
13 John Ball in conversation with Alain Goriely John Ball is retiring as Sedleian Professor of Natural Philosophy, Oxford oldest Scientific Chair. In this interview he charts the journey of the Applied Mathematician.as the subject has developed over the last 50 years. John Ball, Alain Goriely 27 Jul 2018
14 Oxford Mathematics Public Lectures - Richard James - Atomistically inspired origami The World population is growing at about 80 million per year. As time goes by, there is necessarily less space per person. Perhaps this is why the scientific community seems to be obsessed with folding things. Richard James 06 Jul 2018
15 Oxford Mathematics Public Lectures - Numbers are Serious but they are also Fun - Michael Atiyah Archimedes, who famously jumped out of his bath shouting "Eureka", also 'invented' the number pi. Euler invented e and had fun with his formula e^(2 pi i) = 1. The world is full of important numbers waiting to be invented. Why not have a go? Michael Atiyah 23 May 2018
16 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
17 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
18 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
19 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
20 Creative Commons 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
21 The Sound of Symmetry - Marcus du Sautoy Symmetry has played a role both for composers and in the creation of musical instruments. Marcus du Sautoy 24 May 2017
22 The Butterfly Effect - What Does it Really Signify? - Tim Palmer 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
23 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
24 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
25 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
26 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
27 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 11 Oct 2016
28 Roger Heath-Brown a Life in Mathematics Roger Heath-Brown is one of Oxford's foremost mathematicians. Roger Heath-Brown, Ben Green 17 Sep 2016
29 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
30 The Prime Number Theorem Oxford Students discuss the Prime Number Theorem. Aled Walker, Simon Myerson, Sofia Lindqvist, Jamie Beacom 15 Jun 2016
31 The Prime Number Theorem Oxford Students discuss the Prime Number Theorem. Aled Walker, Simon Myerson, Sofia Lindqvist, Jamie Beacom 09 Jun 2016
32 '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
33 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
34 Give us a hand Oxford Sparks explore what chirality is. Jo Dunkley, Alain Goriely, Robert Llewellyn 18 May 2015
35 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
36 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
37 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
38 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
39 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
40 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
41 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
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 15 Jan 2014
43 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
44 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
45 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
46 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
47 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
48 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
49 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
50 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
51 Morphogenesis Then and Now Philip Maini, Oxford University, gives a talk for the Alan Turing Centenary weekend. Philip Maini 22 Oct 2012
52 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
53 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
54 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
55 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
56 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
57 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
58 Creative Commons Welcome Address Jonathan Bowen, London South Bank University. Jonathan Bowen 22 Oct 2012
59 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 30 Jul 2012
60 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
61 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
62 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
63 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
64 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
65 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
66 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
67 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
68 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
69 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
70 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
71 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
72 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
73 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
74 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
75 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
76 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
77 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
78 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
79 Creative Commons 015 Tunnelling and Radioactive Decay Fifteenth lecture in the Quantum Mechanics course given in Hilary term 2010. James Binney 26 Jan 2010
80 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
81 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
82 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
83 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
84 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
85 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
86 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
87 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
88 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
89 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
90 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
91 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
92 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
93 Creative Commons 003 Operators and Measurement Third lecture of the Quantum Mechanics course given in Michaelmas Term 2009. James Binney 11 Dec 2009
94 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
95 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
96 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
97 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
98 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