These are the show notes for episode 42 of the Travels in a Mathematical World Podcast. 42 is The Ultimate Answer to The Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe and Everything. Last week we heard Professor Ed Galea of the University of Greenwich talk about his career from origins in astrophysics and how this led… Read more »

# Podcast: Episode 41 – Ed Galea, His career, part 1: How astrophysics leads to steel casting and fire modelling

These are the show notes for episode 41 of the Travels in a Mathematical World Podcast. 41 is prime, the smallest non-palindromic prime which on subtracting its reverse gives a perfect cube. In this episode, part 1 of 2, Professor Ed Galea of the University of Greenwich talks about his career in various aspects of… Read more »

# Podcast: Episode 40 – Maths news with Sarah Shepherd

These are the show notes for episode 40 of the Travels in a Mathematical World Podcast. 40 is, in English, the only number whose constituent letters appear in alphabetical order. More about 40 from Number Gossip. This week on the podcast I met Sarah Shepherd, PhD student at the University of Nottingham and Editor of… Read more »

# Turing apology

With the news that Alan Turing has received an official apology from the government over the terrible treatment he received due to his homosexuality quickly vanishing into the distant past, I decided to dig out a couple of photos I took on a visit earlier in the year. I ran a stall at a postgraduate… Read more »

# Mathematics Today October: University Liaison Officer’s Report

Keeping in touch The nature of university life means that the undergraduate students I engage with are only likely to be around for a limited period of time. This engagement is usually though either a student run society or through a student member of a staff/student liaison committee. The end of one academic year and… Read more »

# Where I’ve been and what I did there

Little bit of a dry post but as I am fascinated by keeping track of such things, here is a list of universities I have visited so far as University Liaison Officer for the IMA (since I started in January 2008) and what I did there: Aberdeen (Visited, Careers talk), Bath (Visited), Birmingham (Visited), Brighton… Read more »

# Podcast: Episode 39 – Beatrice Pelloni, Applications of Fourier transforms

These are the show notes for episode 39 of the Travels in a Mathematical World Podcast. 39 is the smallest number whose sum of digits is larger than that of its square. More about 39 from Number Gossip. The podcast resumes from the summer break and we hear from Beatrice Pelloni, Reader in Applied Mathematics… Read more »