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Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences (MPLS)

The Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences (MPLS) Division is one of the four academic divisions of the University of Oxford. We have over 6,000 students and research staff, and generate over half of our funding from external research grants.
The MPLS Division's 10 departments and 3 interdisciplinary units span the full spectrum of the mathematical, computational, physical, engineering and life sciences, and undertake both fundamental research and cutting-edge applied work. Our research addresses major societal and technological challenges and is increasingly interdisciplinary in nature. We collaborate closely with colleagues in Oxford across the medical sciences, social sciences and humanities.
Today's scientific research not only crosses traditional subject boundaries, but also transcends national boundaries: MPLS scientists collaborate with researchers from around the world, and play leading roles in many international projects.

Series associated with Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences (MPLS)

A Mathematician's Holiday
Ada Lovelace Symposium - Celebrating 200 Years of a Computer Visionary
Algebra of Programming
Back Garden Biology
Big Questions - with Oxford Sparks
Biology: The Whole Story
Building a Business: Moving Your Product to the Market
Caging Schrödinger's Cat - Quantum Nanotechnology
Careers in Chemistry: Academia
Careers in Chemistry: Beyond Academia
Chemistry for the Future: Clean Energy
Chemistry for the Future: Human Health
Chemistry for the Future: Incredible Machines
Chemistry for the Future: Meet the Scientists
Chemistry for the Future: Solar Fuels
Chemistry for the Future: Strange Substances and Structures
Chemistry Spotlight Lectures
Christmas Science Lectures
Computer Science
Cultural Heritage Forum
Darwin 200
Department of Engineering Science Centenary Lectures
Department of Engineering Science Lectures
Department of Materials
Department of Statistics
Earth Sciences
Enterprising Women
Exploring Spoken Word Data in Oral History Archives
Federated Logic Conference (FLoC) 2018
Good Natured
Hinshelwood Lectures 2018 - Soft Interfaces: A Journey Across Scales
Hinshelwood Lectures 2019 - Shedding New Lights to Light-Matter Interactions
Inside Oxford Science
International Conference on Functional Programming 2017
Mathematical Institute
Maths + Cancer
Models of Consciousness
Musical Abstracts
Open Science
Oxford Physics Academic Lectures
Oxford Physics Public Lectures
Oxford Physics Research
Oxford Physics Short Talks and Introductions
Oxford Sparks: bringing science to life
Proving the Negative (PTNPod): Swanning About in Cyber Security
Quantum Mechanics
Scientific Computing for DPhil Students
So you want to study Chemistry?
Strachey 100: an Oxford Computing Pioneer
Study Skills
Sutton Trust Chemistry Summer School
The Hinshelwood Lectures: Bioinspired Materials
The Medtronic Lectures in Biomedical Engineering
The Oxford Reproducibility School
The Oxford Solid State Basics
The Physics of Fine-Tuning
The Secrets of Mathematics
The World of Art
Theoretical Physics - From Outer Space to Plasma
Valentine's Day at Oxford
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1151 Strachey Lecture: The Computer in the Sky The talk will emphasize the diversity of mathematical tools necessary for understanding blockchain protocols and their applications Tim Roughgarden 16 May 2024
1150 The Miracle of Quantum Error Correction In this talk, Benedikt Placke introduces QEC and explains how the unique interplay between the classical and the quantum world enables us to efficiently correct errors effecting such systems. Benedikt Placke 15 Mar 2024
1149 Simulating physics beyond computer power In this talk Alessio Lerose discusses the seminal idea of simulating Nature via a controllable quantum system rather than a classical computer. He discusses recent advances that brought us closer to the ultimate goal of a universal quantum simulator. Alessio Lerose 15 Mar 2024
1148 A liquid of quarks and gluons Jasmine Brewer covers recent progress on studying the properties of the quark-gluon plasma, and describe how we can capitalize on lessons learned from high-energy physics to provide new insights on this novel material. Jasmine Brewer 15 Mar 2024
1147 From classical to non-classical stochastic shortest path problems Professor Christel Baier delivers the Hillary Term 2024 Strachey Lecture Christel Baier 06 Feb 2024
1146 Was there a strategic alternative to the atomic bombing of 1945? Delve into history with Dr Rob Johnson, Director of The Changing Character of War Centre at Oxford, as he explores a pivotal question. Rob Johnson 21 Dec 2023
1145 Oxford Physics and the ‘remote and speculative project’ A lecture by Prof Stephen Blundell, Professor of Physics – Condensed Matter - (Department of Physics and Mansfield College). Stephen Blundell 21 Dec 2023
1144 Nuclear Physics and the development of the bomb Explore the history of atomic bomb development with Dr. Georg Viehhauser, Particle Physics Research Lecturer at St John's College, Oxford. Georg Viehhauser 21 Dec 2023
1143 Ecology - Chapter 10 Learn the key concepts in ecology and what makes populations change over time, with Professor Lindsay Turnbull from the University of Oxford Lindsay Turnbull 01 Dec 2023
1142 Plants - Chapter 9 Plants are awesome, with photosynthesis being the most disruptive invention ever! Join Professor Lindsay Turnbull from the University of Oxford to understand why Lindsay Turnbull 01 Dec 2023
1141 Vertebrates - Chapter 8 Take a guided tour of the biology and ancestry of the vertebrates with Professor Lindsay Turnbull from the University of Oxford Lindsay Turnbull 01 Dec 2023
1140 Animals - Chapter 7 Take a whistle-stop tour of the Animal Kingdom with Professor Lindsay Turnbull from the University of Oxford Lindsay Turnbull 01 Dec 2023
1139 Eukarotyes - Chapter 6 Explore the mysterious origins of the cells all multicellular organisms are made from - eukaryotic cells - with Professor Lindsay Turnbull from the University of Oxford Lindsay Turnbull 01 Dec 2023
1138 Bacteria - Chapter 5 Learn about the microbiome, the amazing flexibility of bacteria, and why we have an antibiotic resistance crisis with Professor Lindsay Turnbull from the University of Oxford Lindsey Turnbull 01 Dec 2023
1137 Energy in Cells - Chapter 4 Learn how cells generate energy by harnessing chemical reactions, with Professor Lindsay Turnbull from the University of Oxford Lindsay Turnbull 01 Dec 2023
1136 Sexual Reproduction - Chapter 3 Almost all species use sex to reproduce, but biologists struggle to understand why; join Professor Lindsay Turnbull from the University of Oxford as she explains the costs and benefits Lindsay Turnbull 01 Dec 2023
1135 Evolution - Chapter 2 Learn the theory of evolution in a simpler, more intuitive way than ever before with Professor Lindsay Turnbull from the University of Oxford Lindsay Turnbull 01 Dec 2023
1134 Information in Cells - Chapter 1 Learn how cells use the information in DNA and the key components that make up a cell, with Professor Lindsay Turnbull from the University of Oxford Lindsey Turnbull 01 Dec 2023
1133 Possible sources for the gravitational wave background Dr Yonadav Barry Ginat - Possible sources for the gravitational wave background Yonadav Barry Ginat 28 Nov 2023
1132 Searching for the origin of black hole mergers in the Universe with gravitational waves Prof Bence Kocsis - Searching for the origin of black hole mergers in the Universe with gravitational waves Bence Kocsis 28 Nov 2023
1131 Gravitational radiation: an overview Prof Steven Balbus - Gravitational radiation: an overview Steven Balbus 28 Nov 2023
1130 How Can Algorithms Help to Protect our Privacy In this terms Strachey lecture, Professor Monika Henzinger gives an introduction to differential privacy with an emphasis on differential private algorithms that can handle changing input data. Monika Henzinger 13 Nov 2023
1129 Strachey Lecture - Use or Be Used: Regaining Control of AI It’s said that Henry Ford’s customers wanted a “a faster horse”. If Henry Ford was selling us artificial intelligence today, what would the customer call for, “a smarter human”? Neil Lawrence 04 Sep 2023
1128 How the weird and wonderful properties of magnetised laser plasmas could ignite fusion-energy research Archie Bott explains how a promising scheme for fusion relies on a novel feature of hot laser-plasmas: introducing a magnetic field of the correct strength alters the plasma’s fundamental properties in a highly counterintuitive yet beneficial manner. Archie Bott 02 Jun 2023
1127 Stellarators: twisty tokamaks that could be the future of fusion Georgia Acton introduces stellarators, discusses the features that distinguish them from tokamaks, highlight the challenges we currently face, and discusses how we might overcome them. Georgia Acton 02 Jun 2023
1126 Magnetic confinement fusion: Science that’s hotter than a Kardashian Instagram post Michael Barnes introduces the basic concepts behind magnetic confinement fusion, he describes why it is so challenging and discusses possibilities for the future. Michael Barnes 02 Jun 2023
1125 The spaghettification of stars by supermassive black holes: understanding one of nature’s most extreme events The spaghettification of stars by supermassive black holes: understanding one of nature’s most extreme events - Andrew Mummery Andrew Mummery 03 Mar 2023
1124 Extreme value statistics and the theory of rare events Extreme value statistics and the theory of rare events - Francesco Mori Francesco Mori 03 Mar 2023
1123 Inflation and the Very Early Universe Inflation and the Very Early Universe - Georges Obied Georges Obied 03 Mar 2023
1122 Strachey lecture - Symmetry and Similarity An introduction to algorithmic aspects of symmetry and similarity, ranging from the fundamental complexity theoretic "Graph Isomorphism Problem" to applications in optimisation and machine learning Martin Grohe 16 Feb 2023
1121 Creative Commons 6. The shape of data with Professor Heather Harrington Vicky Neale and Heather Harrington look at how mathematical techniques are used to identify patterns in cancer data, and discuss the creative thinking required of mathematicians. Vicky Neale, Heather Harrington 23 Dec 2022
1120 Creative Commons 5. Modelling cancer with Professor Helen Byrne Vicky Neale sits down with Helen Byrne to discuss her research around mathematical modelling for tumour prediction, and her advice for researchers who want to apply their work to cancer research. Vicky Neale, Helen Byrne 23 Dec 2022
1119 Creative Commons 4. Numbers don't tell the whole story with Professor Hannah Fry Vicky Neale talks to Hannah Fry about the difficulties of using probabilities in medical statistics, and how their own experiences have shaped their perspectives on the tough choices facing those making decisions on cancer care. Vicky Neale, Hannah Fry 12 Dec 2022
1118 Creative Commons 3. Medical imaging and radiotherapy with Tom Whyntie Vicky Neale sits down with Tom Whyntie to look at how mathematics is being used in medical imaging to optimise cancer care, and the ‘epic amounts of data’ behind the technology. Vicky Neale, Tom Whyntie 12 Dec 2022
1117 Creative Commons 2. Communicating the evidence with Professor Sir David Spiegelhalter Vicky Neale and David Spiegelhalter explore the role of statisticians in communicating risk to the public, and how patients can be empowered to engage with clinicians when weighing up the benefits and risks of treatment. Vicky Neale, David Spiegelhalter 12 Dec 2022
1116 Creative Commons 1. The relevance of maths to cancer with Professor Philip Maini Vicky Neale talks to Philip Maini about how mathematical modelling can help researchers and doctors to improve the quality of life for people receiving cancer treatment. Vicky Neale, Philip Maini 12 Dec 2022
1115 Axion Searches from Black Holes to the Basement Professor John March-Russell talks about the search possibilities for axions including many current and near future ultra-precise quantum `table top' experiments in the Beecroft basement. John March-Russell 01 Dec 2022
1114 Axion Electrodynamics in Solid-State Materials Professor Siddharth Parameswaran gives the second talk on Axions. Siddharth Parameswaran 01 Dec 2022
1113 The Axion: How Angles Become Particles Professor Joseph Conlon introduces the general idea of axions: particles associated to fields which are valued on a circle rather than a real line. Joseph Conlon 01 Dec 2022
1112 Integrating Logic, Probability and Neuro-Symbolic Reasoning using Probabilistic Soft Logic An overview of work on probabilistic soft logic (PSL), an SRL framework for large-scale collective, probabilistic reasoning in relational domains and a description of recent work which integrates neural and symbolic (NeSy) reasoning. Lise Getoor 27 Oct 2022
1111 That's a Wrap! Resilience, cool communicators and space robots. This episode wraps a brilliant season of PTNPod, with Ari and Claudine's favourite 5 moments. Arianna Schuler Scott, Claudine Tinsman 11 Jul 2022
1110 Value & Benefits SPECIAL CONFERENCE EPISODE getting the inside scoop on UK Cyber Strategy. Arianna Schuler Scott, Chris Ensor, Bernard Parsons, Harmonie Toros 04 Jul 2022
1109 Relevant & Useful We discuss communication challenges and pipeline problems in cyber security. Arianna Schuler Scott, Claudine Tinsman, Andrew Martin, Louise Axon 27 Jun 2022
1108 Raising the Bar Surprising social media harms and the Online Safety Bill. This week we're talking about Claudine's research into long term harms of social media content and managing the 'mundane'. Arianna Schuler Scott, Claudine Tinsman 24 Jun 2022
1107 Creative Commons A Theory of Weak-Supervision and Zero-Shot Learning A lecture exploring alternatives to using labeled training data. Eli Upfal 09 Jun 2022
1106 Power to the Ppl Data protection and making consent more of a conversation. Listen up, and prosper! Arianna Schuler Scott, Claudine Tinsman 09 Jun 2022
1105 Creative Commons Voice Hackers R Us We’re learning about speech interfaces and hacking home assistants with nonsense and wordplay. Arianna Schuler Scott, Claudine Tinsman, Mary Bispham 28 May 2022
1104 Creative Commons We are what we do Instead of passwords, what if computers used our high fives to log us in? Arianna Schuler Scott, Claudine Tinsman, Klaudia Krawiecka 22 May 2022
1103 Creative Commons Make or Break Join us as we explore how to describe trust, reputation and messiness using maths! Arianna Schuler Scott, Claudine Tinsman, Sean Sirur 16 May 2022
1102 Creative Commons Rethinking Risk Sometimes threats come from inside the system (content warning: intimate partner violence). Arianna Schuler Scott, Claudine Tinsman, Julia Slupska 10 May 2022
1101 Creative Commons The Kids aren’t OK Designing and building apps to protect children and young folk from data harms. Arianna Schuler Scott, Claudine Tinsman, Anirudh Ekambaranathan 20 Apr 2022
1100 Creative Commons Technospheres Political influence and the trading power of surveillance and censorship technologies. Arianna Schuler Scott, Claudine Tinsman, Valentin Weber 20 Apr 2022
1099 Creative Commons Networks of Hate Exploring how hate groups use, lose and abuse social media networks. Arianna Schuler Scott, Claudine Tinsman, Fatima Zahrah 20 Apr 2022
1098 Creative Commons Intro Welcome to Proving the Negative, a podcast exploring the wide wonderful world of cyber security research. Arianna Schuler Scott, Claudine Tinsman 20 Apr 2022
1097 Creative Commons Victims of Algorithmic Violence: An Introduction to AI Ethics and Human-AI Interaction A high-level overview of key areas of AI ethics and not-ethics, exploring the challenges of algorithmic decision-making, kinds of bias, and interpretability, linking these issues to problems of human-system interaction. Max Van Kleek 06 Apr 2022
1096 Creative Commons The practicalities of academic research ethics - how to get things done A brief introduction to various legal and procedural ethical concepts and their applications within and beyond academia. Katherine Fletcher 05 Apr 2022
1095 Creative Commons Statistics, ethical and unethical: Some historical vignettes David Steinsaltz gives a lecture on the ethical issues in statistics using historical examples. David Steinsaltz 05 Apr 2022
1094 Creative Commons Joining Bayesian submodels with Markov melding This seminar explains and illustrates the approach of Markov melding for joint analysis. Robert Goudie 05 Apr 2022
1093 Creative Commons Neural Networks and Deep Kernel Shaping Rapid training of deep neural networks without skip connections or normalization layers using Deep Kernel Shaping. James Martens 05 Apr 2022
1092 Creative Commons Introduction to Advanced Research Computing at Oxford Andy Gittings and Dai Jenkins, deliver a graduate lecture on Advance Research Computing (ARC). Andy Gittings, Dai Jenkins 05 Apr 2022
1091 Creative Commons Ethics from the perspective of an applied statistician Professor Denise Lievesley discusses ethical issues and codes of conduct relevant to applied statisticians. Denise Lievesley 31 Mar 2022
1090 Creative Commons A Day in the Life of a Statistics Consultant Maria Christodoulou and Mariagrazia Zottoli share what a standard day is like for a statistics consultant. Maria Christodoulou, Mariagrazia Zottoli 31 Mar 2022
1089 Creative Commons Metropolis Adjusted Langevin Trajectories: a robust alternative to Hamiltonian Monte-Carlo Lionel Riou-Durand gives a talk on sampling methods. Lionel Riou-Durand 31 Mar 2022
1088 Modelling infectious diseases: what can branching processes tell us? Professor Samir Bhatt gives a talk on the mathematics underpinning infectious disease models. Samir Bhatt 31 Mar 2022
1087 Strachey Lecture - How Are New Technologies Changing What We See? There has been a proliferation of technological developments in the last few years that are beginning to improve how we perceive, attend to, notice, analyse and remember events, people, data and other information. Yvonne Rogers 16 Mar 2022
1086 Rock'n'roll for wolves with Jen GaNun In this final episode for Season 2, Julia and Sofia talk to dancer, choreographer and singer Jen Ganun about leveraging the power of rock and roll for wolf conservation in Colorado. Julia Migne, Sofia Castello y Tickell, Jen GaNun 10 Mar 2022
1085 Exploring the treetops with Tim Kovar In this episode, Julia and Sofia talk to tree climber Tim Kovar about trees, inclusivity and connecting people with nature. Tim Kovar, Sofia Castello y Tickell, Julia Migne 17 Jan 2022
1084 Strachey Lecture - Mixed Signals Mixed Signals: audio and wearable data analysis for health diagnostics Cecilia Mascolo 06 Jan 2022
1083 Culture and conservation with Miriam Supuma In this episode, Julia and Sofia talk to conservationist Miriam Supuma about traditional knowledge, birds of paradise and the role of cultural identity in preserving biodiversity. Julia Migne, Sofia Castello y Tickell, Miriam Supuma 17 Dec 2021
1082 Artivism and conservation with Sofiya Shukhova In this episode, Julia and Sofia talk to artivist Sofiya Shukhova about the complexities of the wildlife trade and finding inspiration in unexpected places. Sofia Castello y Tickell, Julia Migne, Sofiya Shukhova 08 Nov 2021
1081 Strachey Lecture: The Quest for Truth in the Information Age The advantages of computing for society are tremendous. But while new technological developments emerge, we also witness a number disadvantages and unwanted side-effects. Sonja Smets 04 Nov 2021
1080 Becoming a field conservationist with Rachel Ashegbofe Ikemeh In this episode, Sofia and Julia talk to conservationist Rachel Ashegbofe Ikemeh about conserving chimpanzees, the importance of mentorship, and also being a woman in the field. Rachel Ashegbofe Ikemeh, Julia Migne, Sofia Castello y Tickell 04 Oct 2021
1079 Polar pursuits with Tom Hart In this episode, Sofia and Julia talk to penguinologist Tom Hart about the dynamics of polar ecosystems and creating a sense of home in remote places. Sofia Castello y Tickell, Julia Migne, Tom Hart 22 Sep 2021
1078 Shifting perspectives with Sara Lil Middleton In this episode, Julia and Sofia talk to plant ecologist Sara Lil Middleton about seeing beyond the “green carpet” to understand grasses and climate change and her work to promote equality and diversity in the biological sciences. Sara Lil Middleton, Sofia Castello y Tickell, Julia Migne 10 Sep 2021
1077 Inspiring love for insects with Dino Martins In this episode, Sofia and Julia talk to Kenyan entomologist Dino Martins about his passion for insects, the importance of art, and his work engaging farmers in conservation. Dino Martins, Sofia Castello y Tickell, Julia Migne 16 Aug 2021
1076 Nature Notes: Spotting tree kangaroos with Danny Nane In this week’s Nature Note, Danny shares his childhood experience with endangered Matschie’s tree kangaroos in Papua New Guinea’s first protected area. Danny Nane, Sofia Castello y Tickell, Julia Migne 04 Aug 2021
1075 Nature Notes: Smelling sage with Mike Clark In this week’s Nature Note, Mike transports us to a sagebrush prairie in Montana and reconciles big spaces with small details. Mike Clark, Sofia Castello y Tickell, Julia Migne 30 Jul 2021
1074 Causality and Autoencoders in the Light of Drug Repurposing for COVID-19 Caroline Uhler (MIT), gives a OxCSML Seminar on Friday 2nd July 2021. Caroline Uhler 29 Jul 2021
1073 Recent Applications of Stein's Method in Machine Learning Qiang Liu (University of Texas at Austin) gives the OxCSML Seminar on Friday 4th June 2021. Qiang Liu 29 Jul 2021
1072 Do Simpler Models Exist and How Can We Find Them? Cynthia Rudin (Duke University) gives a OxCSML Seminar on Friday 14th May 2021. Cynthia Rudin 29 Jul 2021
1071 Practical pre-asymptotic diagnostic of Monte Carlo estimates in Bayesian inference and machine learning Aki Vehtari (Aalto University) gives the OxCSML Seminar on Friday 7th May 2021 Aki Vehtari 29 Jul 2021
1070 Nature Notes: Monitoring Scottish wildcats with Lara Semple In this week’s Nature Notes mini-episode, we hear from Lara Semple about how monitoring Scottish wildcats led to the most exciting text she ever received. Lara Semple, Sofia Castello y Tickell, Julia Migne 22 Jul 2021
1069 Nature Notes: Searching for Red Squirrels in Tresco with Joe Woodman Join us for our very first Nature Notes mini-episode to hear from DPhil student Joe Woodman. You’ll get to hear all about his experience searching for red squirrels on the British island of Tresco. Joe Woodman, Sofia Castello y Tickell, Julia Migne 21 Jul 2021
1068 Mathemalchemy: a mathematical and artistic adventure This lecture is a visual treat as Ingrid Daubechies celebrates the joy, creativity and beauty of mathematics. Ingrid Daubechies 19 Jul 2021
1067 I is a Strange Loop - written and performed by Marcus du Sautoy and Victoria Gould From the creative ensemble behind Complicité’s sensational A Disappearing Number, this two-hander unfolds to reveal an intriguing take on mortality, consciousness and artificial life. Marcus du Sautoy, Victoria Gould, Simon McBurney 19 Jul 2021
1066 Complexity of local MCMC methods for high-dimensional model selection Quan Zhou, Texas A and M University, gives an OxCSML Seminar on Friday 25th June 2021. Quan Zhou 02 Jul 2021
1065 Assessing Personalization in Digital Health Distinguished Speaker Seminar - Friday 18th June 2021, with Susan Murphy, Professor of Statistics and Computer Science, Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Susan Murphy 23 Jun 2021
1064 Machine Learning in Drug Discovery Graduate Lecture - Thursday 3rd June 2021, with Dr Fergus Boyles. Department of Statistics, University of Oxford. Fergus Boyles 23 Jun 2021
1063 Several structured thresholding bandit problems OxCSML Seminar - Friday 28th May 2021, presented by Alexandra Carpentier (University of Magdeburg). Alexandra Carpentier 23 Jun 2021
1062 A primer on PAC-Bayesian learning *followed by* News from the PAC-Bayes frontline Benjamin Guedj, University College London, gives a OxCSML Seminar on 26th March 2021. Benjamin Guedj 28 May 2021
1061 Approximate Bayesian computation with surrogate posteriors Julyan Arbel (Inria Grenoble - Rhône-Alpes), gives an OxCSML Seminar on Friday 30th April 2021, for the Department of Statistics. Julyan Arbel 21 May 2021
1060 Introduction to Bayesian inference for Differential Equation Models Using PINTS Ben Lambert, Department of Computer Science, University of Oxford, gives the Graduate Lecture on Thursday 6th May 2021, for the Department of Statistics. Ben Lambert 21 May 2021
1059 On classification with small Bayes error and the max-margin classifier Professor Sara Van de Geer, ETH Zürich, gives the Distinguished Speaker Seminar on Thursday 29th April 2021 for the Department of Statistics. Sara Van de Geer 21 May 2021
1058 Convergence of Online SGD under Infinite Noise Variance, and Non-convexity Murat Erdogdu gives the OxCSML Seminar on Friday 12th March, 2021, for the Department of Statistics. Murat Erdogdu 21 May 2021
1057 Strachey Lecture: Getting AI Agents to Interact and Collaborate with Us on Our Terms As AI technologies enter our everyday lives at an ever increasing pace, there is a greater need for AI systems to work synergistically with humans. Subbarao Kambhampati 12 May 2021
1056 Strachey Lecture: How Innovation Works: Serendipity, Energy and the Saving of Time Innovation is the main event of the modern age, the reason we experience both dramatic improvements in our living standards and unsettling changes in our society. Matt Ridley 12 May 2021
1055 Fluid-gravity duality and hydrodynamics of black holes Holography explains why black hole horizons have thermodynamic and hydrodynamic properties and inspires researchers to re-visit foundations and explore limits of relativistic hydrodynamics Andrei Starinets, Julia Yeomans 29 Apr 2021
1054 Hydrodynamics of Quantum Many-Body Systems Out of Equilibrium Can we apply hydrodynamics to systems with extensively many conservation laws Bruno Bertini 29 Apr 2021
1053 Why Hydrodynamics? What is hydrodynamics and why does it apply over 20 orders of magnitude in energy and length. Steve Simon, Julia Yeomans 29 Apr 2021
1052 Oxford Mathematics Public Lecture. Jon Keating: From one extreme to another: the statistics of extreme events Oxford University's Sedleian Professorship of Natural Philosophy is 400 years old in 2021. Jon Keating 28 Apr 2021