# The Secrets of Mathematics

## By Oxford University

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A series of talks and lectures from Oxford Mathematicians exploring the power and beauty of their subject. These talks would appeal to anyone interested in mathematics and its ever-growing range of applications from medicine to economics and beyond.

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1 | CleanVideoOxford Mathematics Public Lectures - Carlo Rovelli - Spin networks: the quantum structure of spacetime from Penrose's intuition to Loop Quantum Gravity | Carlo Rovelli delivers The Roger Penrose Lecture on the Quantum structure of Spacetime. | 16 1 2020 | Free | View in iTunes |

2 | CleanVideoOxford Mathematics Christmas Public Lecture: Chris Budd - Why does Rudolf have a shiny nose? | From the unfairness of voting on TV shows to how Santa gets down so many narrow chimneys. Chris Budd take a mathematical look at the traditions of Christmas. | 19 12 2019 | Free | View in iTunes |

3 | CleanVideoOxford Mathematics London Public Lecture: Timothy Gowers - Productive generalization: one reason we will never run out of interesting mathematical questions | In our Oxford Mathematics London Public Lecture Tim Gowers uses the principle of generalization to show how mathematics progresses in its relentless pursuit of problems. | 27 11 2019 | Free | View in iTunes |

4 | CleanVideoOxford Mathematics Newcastle Public Lecture: Vicky Neale - in Maths | Mathematics has no place for emotion, its practitioners are positively unemotional. True? Well, no. In fact 10 out of 10 untrue. Mathematics and mathematicians are also on the emotional rollercoaster. Vicky Neale is one of them. | 27 11 2019 | Free | View in iTunes |

5 | CleanVideoFashion, Faith, and Fantasy in the New Physics of the Universe - Roger Penrose | What can fashionable ideas, blind faith, or pure fantasy have to do with the scientific quest to understand the universe? Surely, scientists are immune to trends, dogmatic beliefs, or flights of fancy? | 19 10 2016 | Free | View in iTunes |

6 | CleanVideoJon Chapman - Waves and resonance: from musical instruments to vacuum cleaners, via metamaterials and invisibility cloaks | Via guitars, clarinets and a musical saw to the noise reduction in a vaccum cleaner, Jon Chapman explains the role of waves in the sounds we hear and don't hear. | 2 12 2019 | Free | View in iTunes |

7 | CleanVideoOxford Mathematics 2nd Year Student Lecture - Quantum Theory | Our latest student lecture is the first in the Quantum Theory course for second year students. Fernando Alday reflects on the breakdown of the deterministic world and describes some of the experiments that defined the new Quantum Reality. | 2 12 2019 | Free | View in iTunes |

8 | CleanVideoOxford Mathematics Public Lectures: David Sumpter - Soccermatics: could a Premier League team one day be managed by a mathematician? | What do you need to win the Premier League? Money? Sure. Good players? Yup. A great manager? It helps. Mathematics? Really? 100%. | 4 11 2019 | Free | View in iTunes |

9 | CleanVideoOxford Mathematics 1st year Student Lecture - Introductory Calculus | In our latest student lecture we would like to give you a taste of the Oxford Mathematics Student experience as it begins in its very first week. | 4 11 2019 | Free | View in iTunes |

10 | CleanVideoOxford Mathematics 2nd Year Student Lecture - Differential Equations 1 | We continue with our series of Student Lectures with this first lecture in the 2nd year Course on Differential Equations. | 4 11 2019 | Free | View in iTunes |

11 | CleanVideoOxford Mathematics First Year Student Tutorial on Dynamics | The Oxford Mathematics educational experience is a journey, a journey like any other educational experience. | 22 2 2019 | Free | View in iTunes |

12 | CleanVideoOxford 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. | 9 5 2019 | Free | View in iTunes |

13 | CleanVideoOxford Mathematics Public Lectures: Graham Farmelo - The Universe Speaks in Numbers | An old-fashioned tale of tale of romance and estrangement, of hope and despair. | 21 5 2019 | Free | View in iTunes |

14 | CleanVideoOxford 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. | 14 1 2019 | Free | View in iTunes |

15 | CleanVideoOxford 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. | 3 6 2019 | Free | View in iTunes |

16 | CleanVideoOxford 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? | 22 1 2019 | Free | View in iTunes |

17 | CleanVideoMaths in Music: The Secret Mathematicians - Marcus du Sautoy | 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. | 14 1 2014 | Free | View in iTunes |

18 | CleanVideoModelling genes: the backwards and forwards of mathematical population genetics - Alison Etheridge | In this lecture Professor Alison Etheridge explores some of the simple mathematical caricatures that underpin our understanding of modern genetic data. | 6 7 2016 | Free | View in iTunes |

19 | CleanVideoThe Music of the Primes: a talk about the Riemann Hypothesis and primes - Marcus du Sautoy | 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. | 14 1 2014 | Free | View in iTunes |

20 | CleanVideoBryce McLeod, a Life in Mathematics In conversation with John Ball | A portrait of the contribution that Bryce McLeod has made to mathematics over his career together with his recollections of formative people and events. | 11 3 2014 | Free | View in iTunes |

21 | CleanVideoCan we build AI with Emotional Intelligence? The 2018 Annual Charles Simonyi Lecture | Marcus du Sautoy and Professor Rosalind Picard for 2018's annual Simonyi Lecture: Can we build AI with Emotional Intelligence? | 9 11 2018 | Free | View in iTunes |

22 | CleanVideoOxford 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. | 20 3 2019 | Free | View in iTunes |

23 | CleanVideoThe Sound of Symmetry - Marcus du Sautoy | Symmetry has played a role both for composers and in the creation of musical instruments. | 24 5 2017 | Free | View in iTunes |

24 | CleanVideoRoger Heath-Brown a Life in Mathematics | Roger Heath-Brown is one of Oxford's foremost mathematicians. | 17 9 2016 | Free | View in iTunes |

25 | CleanVideoThe Law of the Few - Sanjeev Goyal | The study of networks offers a fruitful approach to understanding human behaviour. Sanjeev Goyal is one of its pioneers. In this lecture Sanjeev presents a puzzle: | 4 7 2017 | Free | View in iTunes |

26 | CleanVideoOxford 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. | 15 2 2019 | Free | View in iTunes |

27 | CleanVideoWhat Maths Really Does: From modelling the brain to modelling the climate - Alain Goriely | How has mathematics emerged over recent decades as the engine behind 21st century science? Alain Goriely looks at this question and more. | 4 12 2014 | Free | View in iTunes |

28 | CleanVideoRoger 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. | 6 11 2018 | Free | View in iTunes |

29 | CleanVideoThe History of Mathematics in 300 Stamps - Robin Wilson | The entire history of mathematics in one hour, as illustrated by around 300 postage stamps featuring mathematics and mathematicians from across the world. | 3 12 2014 | Free | View in iTunes |

30 | CleanVideoJames 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). | 15 2 2019 | Free | View in iTunes |

31 | CleanVideoOxford 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? | 23 5 2018 | Free | View in iTunes |

32 | CleanVideoOxford 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. | 16 3 2018 | Free | View in iTunes |

33 | CleanVideoWhat We Cannot Know - Marcus du Sautoy | Science is giving us unprecedented insight into the big questions that have challenged humanity. | 16 5 2016 | Free | View in iTunes |

34 | CleanVideoOxford 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. | 28 1 2019 | Free | View in iTunes |

35 | CleanVideoOxford 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 pioneerin | 7 3 2018 | Free | View in iTunes |

36 | CleanVideoBig Data's Big Deal - Viktor Mayer-Schonberger | Big Data promises to change all sectors of our economy, and deeply affect our society. | 20 11 2014 | Free | View in iTunes |

37 | CleanVideoPartial Differential Equations: Origins, Developments and Roles in the Changing World - Gui-Qiang George Chen | 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. | 15 1 2014 | Free | View in iTunes |

38 | CleanVideoOxford 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. | 1 10 2018 | Free | View in iTunes |

39 | CleanVideoOxford Mathematics Public Lectures - Scaling the Maths of Life - Michael Bonsall | Michael Bonsall explores how we can use mathematics to link between scales of organisation in biology, delving in to developmental biology, ecology and neurosciences. | 12 2 2018 | Free | View in iTunes |

40 | CleanVideoBirth of an Idea: A Mathematical Adventure - Cedric Villani | What goes on inside the mind of a mathematician? Where does inspiration come from? Cedric Villani, winner of the most prestigious prize in mathematics, the Fields Medal, explains the process. Inaugural Titchmarsh Lecture 2015. | 12 3 2015 | Free | View in iTunes |

41 | CleanVideoLove and Math | A public lecture given by Edward Frenkel, a professor at the University of California at Berkeley, talking around his best-selling book "Love and Math" followed by a conversation with Marcus du Sautoy and Q&A. | 12 7 2014 | Free | View in iTunes |

42 | CleanVideoCan 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. | 13 12 2017 | Free | View in iTunes |

43 | CleanVideoThe 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. | 18 5 2017 | Free | View in iTunes |

44 | CleanVideoThe Gomboc, the Turtle and the Evolution of Shape - Gabor Domokos | Gabor Domokos gives a talk on his mathematical journey that led to the creation of the Gomboc, the shape which has just one stable and one unstable point of equilibrium. | 1 7 2015 | Free | View in iTunes |

45 | CleanVideoExtra Time: Professor Sir Roger Penrose in conversation with Andrew Hodges - part one | These two video sessions explore the development of Sir Roger Penrose's thought over more than 60 years, ending with his most recent theories and predictions. | 18 6 2014 | Free | View in iTunes |

46 | CleanVideoOxford Mathematics London Public Lecture - Andrew Wiles | In the first Oxford Mathematics London Public Lecture, in partnership with the Science Museum, world-renowned mathematician Andrew Wiles lectured on his current work around Elliptic Curves followed by conversation with Hannah Fry. | 6 12 2017 | Free | View in iTunes |

47 | CleanVideoWhy there are no three-headed monsters, resolving some problems with brain tumours, divorce prediction and how to save marriages - James D Murray | Professor James D Murray, Professor Emeritus of Mathematical Biology, University of Oxford and Senior Scholar, Applied and Computational Mathematics, Princeton University, gives the annual Hooke Lecture. | 21 3 2014 | Free | View in iTunes |

48 | CleanVideoThe Travelling Santa Problem and Other Seasonal Challenges - Marcus du Sautoy | The Oxford Mathematics Christmas Public Lecture 2015 examined an aspect of Christmas not often considered: the mathematics. | 18 12 2015 | Free | View in iTunes |

49 | CleanVideoExtra Time: Professor Sir Roger Penrose in conversation with Andrew Hodges - part two | These two video sessions explore the development of Sir Roger Penrose’s thought over more than 60 years, ending with his most recent theories and predictions. | 18 6 2014 | Free | View in iTunes |

50 | CleanVideoThe Seduction of Curves: The Lines of Beauty That Connect Mathematics, Art and The Nude - Allan McRobie | Allan McRobie explains how the key to understanding the language of curves is Rene Thom’s Catastrophe Theory, and how remarkably the best place to learn that language is perhaps in the life drawing class. | 16 11 2017 | Free | View in iTunes |

51 | CleanVideoWhy climate change action is difficult and how we can make a difference - David MacKay | 2014 Charles Simonyi Lecture with David MacKay. | 4 12 2014 | Free | View in iTunes |

52 | CleanVideoComputation and the Future of Mathematics - Stephen Wolfram | Stephen Wolfram, creator of Mathematica and Wolfram Alpha, gives a talk about the future of mathematics and computation. | 15 1 2014 | Free | View in iTunes |

53 | CleanVideoJohn 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. | 27 7 2018 | Free | View in iTunes |

54 | CleanVideoThe Mathematics of Visual Illusions - Ian Stewart | Puzzling things happen in human perception when ambiguous or incomplete information is presented to the eyes. | 5 1 2017 | Free | View in iTunes |

55 | CleanVideoSir Michael Atiyah, a Life in Mathematics | In conversation with Paul Tod on the occasion of Sir Michael's 85th birthday conference. | 12 5 2014 | Free | View in iTunes |

56 | CleanVideoThe Irrational, the chaotic and incomplete: the mathematical limits of knowledge - Marcus du Sautoy | 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 | 15 1 2014 | Free | View in iTunes |

57 | CleanVideoMaths v Disease - Julia Gog | Can mathematics really help us in our fight against infectious disease? Join Julia Gog as we explore exciting current research areas where mathematics is being used to study pandemics, viruses and everything in between. | 13 11 2017 | Free | View in iTunes |

58 | CleanVideoHow can we understand our complex economy? - J. Doyne Farmer | We are getting better at predicting things about our environment - the impact of climate change for example. But what about predicting our collective effect on ourselves? | 10 11 2016 | Free | View in iTunes |

59 | CleanVideoForbidden Crystal Symmetry: Mathematics and architecture - Roger Penrose | World-renowned mathematician Sir Roger Penrose, Oxford University, describes how crystalline symmetries are necessarily 2-fold, 3-fold, 4-fold, or 6-fold. | 4 12 2014 | Free | View in iTunes |

60 | CleanVideoThe Secret Mathematicians: the connections between maths and the arts - Marcus du Sautoy | Professor Marcus du Sautoy (New College), Charles Simonyi Chair in the Public Understanding of Science, author and broadcaster gives a talk about the connections beween art and mathematics | 15 1 2014 | Free | View in iTunes |

61 | CleanVideoOxford Mathematics Public Lectures: John Bush - Walking on water: from biolocomotion to quantum foundations | In this Public Lecture, which contains more technical content than our norm, John Bush presents seemingly disparate topics which are in fact united by a common theme and underlaid by a common mathematical framework. | 28 6 2019 | Free | View in iTunes |

62 | CleanVideoAutism and Minds Wired for Science | Simon Baron-Cohen, Professor of Developmental Psychopathology, Cambridge, and Director of the Autism Research Centre, gives the 2016 Charles Simonyi Lecture on new research into autism. | 31 10 2016 | Free | View in iTunes |

63 | CleanVideoJames D Murray, reflections of a life in academia, in conversation with Phillip Maini | Jim Murray is one of the leading mathematical biologists of our times. | 2 4 2014 | Free | View in iTunes |

64 | CleanVideoSymmetry: a talk based on his second book, Finding Moonshine - Marcus du Sautoy | 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. | 14 1 2014 | Free | View in iTunes |

65 | CleanVideoClosing 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. | 24 10 2017 | Free | View in iTunes |

66 | CleanVideoAs he retires from the the Savilian Chair of Geometry, Oxford Mathematician Nigel Hitchin reflects | From early mathematical inspiration at school in Duffield, Derbyshire, Nigel recalls his often unplanned progress via Jesus College, Oxford, Princeton, Cambridge and Warwick, before his final return to Oxford. | 19 10 2016 | Free | View in iTunes |

67 | CleanVideoSymmetry, Spaces and Undecidability - Martin Bridson | The understanding of the possible geometries in dimension 3 is one of the triumphs of 20th century mathematics. In this talk Martin Bridson explains why such an understanding is impossible in higher dimensions. | 7 12 2015 | Free | View in iTunes |

68 | CleanVideoOxford Mathematics Open Days Part 3. Applied Mathematics at Oxford | Our Open Days are intended to give an insight in to Maths at Oxford, whether you are a potential applicant or are just curious. | 10 7 2019 | Free | View in iTunes |

69 | CleanVideoPrime Numbers - Richard Earl | Dr Richard Earl of the Mathematical Institute, Oxford presents a talk about prime numbers. What they are and their role in internet security. | 15 1 2014 | Free | View in iTunes |

70 | CleanVideoOxford Mathematics Open Days Part 2. Pure Mathematics at Oxford | In this talk Vicky Neale gives a glimpse of the undergraduate Pure Maths courses through the lens of elliptic curves. | 10 7 2019 | Free | View in iTunes |

71 | CleanVideoOxford 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. | 6 7 2018 | Free | View in iTunes |

72 | CleanVideoOxford Mathematics Open Days Part 1. Introduction to Mathematics | In this talk, Admissions Guru James Munro explains how we teach, how you can apply and what your Oxford mathematical life might be like. | 10 7 2019 | Free | View in iTunes |

73 | CleanVideoStatistics: Why the Truth Matters - Tim Harford | Tim Harford, Financial Times columnist and presenter of Radio 4's "More or Less", argues that politicians, businesses and even charities have been poisoning the value of statistics and data. | 14 2 2017 | Free | View in iTunes |

74 | CleanVideoPutting the Higgs Boson in its Place | Professor Melissa Franklin talks about her experiences working towards the discovery of the Higgs Boson and her work today at the Large Hadron Collider | 16 11 2015 | Free | View in iTunes |

75 | CleanVideoM. C. Escher - Artist, Mathematician, Man | M.C. Escher is known as the mathematician's (and hippie's) favourite artist. But why? And was Escher, a man who claimed he knew no mathematics, really a mathematical genius? | 28 10 2015 | Free | View in iTunes |

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