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Podcast: Episode 64 – Peter McOwan, his career

These are the show notes for episode 64 of the Travels in a Mathematical World Podcast. 64 is the number of squares on a chessboard. More about 64 from Number Gossip.

Peter McOwan of Queen Mary, University of London, spoke to me about his career, particularly how mathematics helped him work in mathematical physics, medical imaging, computer-generated holography, optical neural networks, psychology, cybernetics, mathematical modelling of the biological brain, optical illusions, magic tricks, computer vision, teaching and outreach!

Peter spoke about the Living with Robots and Interactive Companions (LIREC) project. Find out about The Magic of Computer Science from Computer Science for Fun. Peter is co-author of The Manual of Mathematical Magic.

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