# Mathematical Institute

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35 | The 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. | Gábor Domokos | 01 Jul 2015 | |

34 | Creative Commons | Love's Labour's Lost | Emma Smith continues her Approaching Shakespeare series with a lecture on the play Love's Labour's Lost. | Emma Smith | 27 May 2015 |

33 | Creative Commons | Birth 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. | Cedric Villani | 12 Mar 2015 |

32 | Why climate change action is difficult and how we can make a difference - David MacKay | 2014 Charles Simonyi Lecture with David MacKay. | David MacKay | 04 Dec 2014 | |

31 | Forbidden 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. | Roger Penrose | 04 Dec 2014 | |

30 | What 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. | Alain Goriely | 04 Dec 2014 | |

29 | The 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. | Robin Wilson | 03 Dec 2014 | |

28 | Creative Commons | Big Data's Big Deal - Viktor Mayer-Schonberger | Big Data promises to change all sectors of our economy, and deeply affect our society. | Viktor Mayer-Schonberger | 20 Nov 2014 |

27 | Medicine muddle - Encoding and Binary | Given four bottles with indistinguishable liquid, one of which is a vital medicine, two containers and a test that can be done only once, how can you determine which of the the bottles contain the medicine? | Thomas Woolley, William Binzi | 24 Oct 2014 | |

26 | Dim Sum - Coding efficiency | In a restaurant where you can order tasting plates of 10 items, what is the smallest number of plates you can order to identify all 10 items on a menu? | Thomas Woolley, William Binzi | 24 Oct 2014 | |

25 | Fix the Hotel Rooms - Topology | By drawing on a piece of paper, can you connect three houses to three utilities (gas, electricity, water) without any of the lines crossing? | Thomas Woolley, William Binzi | 24 Oct 2014 | |

24 | The Tiny Lift - Graphs | How can you get three people to the upper floor of the hotel if two of them can never be left alone? | Thomas Woolley, William Binzi | 24 Oct 2014 | |

23 | Hotel fire - Optimisation | What is the quickest route to get from where you are standing, collect some water from a river and get to the hotel? | Thomas Woolley, William Binzi | 24 Oct 2014 | |

22 | Bags mix-up- Logic and Decision Trees | Three bags contain 2 t-shirts or 2 hoodies or 1 hoodie and 1 t-shirt, and none are labelled correctly. Can you tell which back belongs to whom by only taking one (random) item from one bag? | Thomas Woolley, William Binzi | 24 Oct 2014 | |

21 | Late for the plane - Abstraction and Optimisation | What is the quickest route between two points, if you can only cross the runways at a perpendicular? | Thomas Woolley, William Binzi | 24 Oct 2014 | |

20 | Airport security - Trilinear Coordinates | How do we measure out 100ml of a liquid using only containers taking quantities of 75ml, 125ml and 200ml? | Thomas Woolley, William Binzi | 24 Oct 2014 | |

19 | Planning the tour - Abstraction and Graph Theory | How do you construct a tour travelling between a number of different cities, but never using the same transport method between two cities more than once? | Thomas Woolley, William Binzi | 24 Oct 2014 | |

18 | Love 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. | Edward Frenkel, Marcus du Sautoy | 12 Jul 2014 | |

17 | Extra 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. | Roger Penrose, Andrew Hodges | 18 Jun 2014 | |

16 | Extra 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. | Roger Penrose, Andrew Hodges | 18 Jun 2014 | |

15 | Sir Michael Atiyah, a Life in Mathematics | In conversation with Paul Tod on the occasion of Sir Michael's 85th birthday conference. | Paul, Tod, Michael Atiyah | 12 May 2014 | |

14 | Creative Commons | James 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. | James D Murray, Phillip Maini | 02 Apr 2014 |

13 | Why 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. | James D Murray | 21 Mar 2014 | |

12 | Bryce 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. | Bryce McLeod, John Ball | 11 Mar 2014 | |

11 | Partial 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. | Gui-Qiang George Chen | 15 Jan 2014 | |

10 | Prime 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. | Richard Earl | 15 Jan 2014 | |

9 | Computation 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. | Stephen Wolfram | 15 Jan 2014 | |

8 | The 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 | Marcus du Sautoy | 15 Jan 2014 | |

7 | The 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 | Marcus du Sautoy | 15 Jan 2014 | |

6 | Symmetry: 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. | Marcus du Sautoy | 14 Jan 2014 | |

5 | The 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. | Marcus du Sautoy | 14 Jan 2014 | |

4 | Maths 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. | Marcus du Sautoy | 14 Jan 2014 | |

3 | Love and Sex in Victorian Fiction | Victorian fiction is commonly thought of as treating love sentimentally and lacking all reference to sex. In this talk drawing on material from a book he is writing, Dr David Grylls, Fellow of Kellogg College, will contest such a view. | David Grylls | 04 Oct 2013 | |

2 | Computation and the Future of Mathematics | Stephen Wolfram, creator of Mathematica and Wolfram Alpha, gives a talk about the future of mathematics and computation. | Stephen Wolfram | 25 Jun 2012 | |

1 | Creative Commons | The Romance of the Middle Ages | Dr Nicholas Perkins talks about how romance functions as a genre in the middle ages, especially about how gifts and tokens were exchanged as signs of fidelity, specifically in Sir Orfeo, Sir Gawain, and King Horn. | Nicholas Perkins | 21 Jun 2012 |

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