These are the show notes for episode 63 of the Travels in a Mathematical World Podcast. 63 is the smallest number out of two (the other being 69) such that the common alphabetical value of its Roman representation is equal to itself (LXIII – 12+24+9+9+9 = 63). More about 63 from Number Gossip.

This time on the podcast, we hear from Rhys Phillips of the Lightning Direct Effects Group, European Aeronautic Defence & Space Company (EADS), who told me about his work as a research engineer around electrostatic hazards in aircraft.

You can find out more about EADS on their website. You can read a profile of Rhys Phillips on the Maths Careers website.

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