Numberphile is an educational YouTube channel featuring videos that explore topics from a variety of fields of mathematics. In the early days of the channel, each video focused on a specific number, but the channel has since expanded its scope, featuring videos on more advanced mathematical concepts such as Fermat's Last Theorem and the Riemann hypothesis. The videos are produced by Brady Haran, a former BBC video journalist and creator of Periodic Videos, Sixty Symbols, and several other YouTube channels. Videos on the channel feature several university professors, math communicators, and famous mathematicians.

In 2018, Haran released a spin-off audio podcast titled The Numberphile Podcast.[1]

YouTube channel

The Numberphile YouTube channel was started on September 15, 2011. Most videos consist of Haran interviewing an expert on a number, mathematical theorem, or other mathematical concept. The expert usually draws out their explanation on a large piece of brown paper and attempts to make the concepts understandable to the average, non-mathematician viewer. It is supported by the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI) and Math for America.[2][3] Haran also runs the "Numberphile2" channel, which includes extra footage and further detail than the main channel.[4]

The channel was nominated for a Shorty Award in Education in 2016.[5] The New York Times has said, "At Numberphile, mathematicians discourse, enthusiastically and winningly, on numbers".[6]

Contributors

The channel has featured a wide array of mathematicians, computer scientists, scientists, and science writers, including:[7]

Federico Ardila[8]

Alex Bellos

Elwyn Berlekamp

Andrew Booker

Timothy Browning

Brian Butterworth

John Conway

Ed Copeland

Tom Crawford [9]

Zsuzsanna Dancso[10]

Persi Diaconis

Rob Eastaway

Laurence Eaves

David Eisenbud

Edward Frenkel

Hannah Fry

Lisa Goldberg

James Grime

Ron Graham

Edmund Harriss[11]

Gordon Hamilton[12]

Don Knuth

Holly Krieger

James Maynard

Barry Mazur

Steve Mould

Colm Mulcahy

Tony Padilla[13]

Simon Pampena[14]

Matt Parker

Ken Ribet

Tom Scott

Henry Segerman[15]

Carlo H. Séquin

Jim Simons

Simon Singh

Neil Sloane

Ben Sparks[16]

Katie Steckles[17]

Clifford Stoll

Terence Tao

Tadashi Tokieda

Mariel Vázquez

Cédric Villani[18]

Zandra Vinegar

Zvezdelina Stankova

The Numberphile Podcast

The Numberphile Podcast

Presentation

Hosted by Brady Haran

Genre Interview

Language English

Length 25–75 minutes

Production

No. of episodes 25 (As of 8 August 2020)[19]

Publication

Original release 4 November 2018 – present

Related shows

Hello Internet

The Unmade Podcast

Website www.numberphile.com/podcast

Haran started a podcast titled The Numberphile Podcast in 2018 as a sister project. The podcast more heavily focus on the lives and personalities of some of the subjects of the videos.[20]

No. | Title | Run Time | Original release date |
---|---|---|---|

1 | "The Hope Diamond (with 3Blue1Brown)" | 1:03:20 | 4 November 2018 |

2 | "Fermat’s Last Theorem (with Ken Ribet)" | 48:22 | 21 November 2018 |

3 | "Delicious Problems (with Hannah Fry)" | 52:00 | 16 December 2018 |

4 | "The Klein Bottle Guy (with Cliff Stoll)" | 59:08 | 8 January 2019 |

5 | "The Math Storyteller (with Simon Singh)" | 1:11:36 | 11 February 2019 |

6 | "Parker Square (with Matt Parker)" | 52:04 | 24 February 2019 |

7 | "A Proof in the Drawer (with David Eisenbud)" | 1:15:20 | 7 April 2019 |

8 | "The Offensive Lineman (with John Urschel)" | 36:43 | 14 May 2019 |

9 | "The Singing Banana (with James Grime)" | 1:13:21 | 20 May 2019 |

10 | "The C-Word (talking Calculus with Steven Strogatz)" | 51:17 | 17 June 2019 |

11 | "The Number Collector (with Neil Sloane)" | 55:36 | 14 August 2019 |

12 | "Fame and Admiration (with Timothy Gowers)" | 54:25 | 22 October 2019 |

13 | "The Badly Behaved Prime (with James Maynard)" | 41:38 | 10 November 2019 |

14 | "Coffin Problems (with Edward Frenkel)" | 1:21:39 | 3 December 2019 |

15 | "Champaign Mathematician (with Holly Krieger)" | 40:00 | 13 December 2019 |

16 | "Gondor Calls for Aid (with Kit Yates)" | 28:18 | 31 March 2020 |

17 | "Crystal Balls and Coronavirus (with Hannah Fry)" | 44:55 | 10 April 2020 |

18 | "The Legendary John Conway (1937-2020)" | 38:01 | 13 April 2020 |

19 | "The Accidental Streamer (with 3Blue1Brown)" | 33:05 | 19 April 2020 |

20 | "The Parker Quiz (with Matt Parker)" | 55:34 | 21 May 2020 |

21 | "The Happy Twin (with Ben Sparks)" | 1:02:21 | 27 May 2020 |

22 | "The Numeracy Ambassador (with Simon Pampena)" | 1:00:15 | 1 July 2020 |

23 | "The Mathematical Showman - Ron Graham (1935-2020)" | 39:02 | 13 July 2020 |

24 | "The Third Cornet (with Katie Steckles)" | 59:49 | 24 July 2020 |

25 | "Why Did the Mathematician Cross the Road? (with Roger Penrose)" | 1:05:16 | 8 August 2020 |

References

"The Numberphile Podcast". Brady Haran. Retrieved 2018-12-25.

Numberphile sponsors Mathematical Sciences Research Institute

Numberphile Nominated in Education 8th Annual Shorty Awards

Haran, Brady. "Numberphile2". YouTube. Retrieved 17 October 2019.

The 8th Annual Shorty Award Alexis Joy, January 19, 2016

Genres Stretch, for Better and Worse, as YouTube Takes On TV By Mike Hale, New York Times, April 24, 2012

Guest speakers on Numberphile MSRI

Haran, Brady. "All in Federico Ardila". Numberphile.

Haran, Brady. "Tom Crawford on Numberphile". YouTube.

Haran, Brady. "Zsuzsanna Dancso on Numberphile". YouTube.

Haran, Brady. "All in Edmund Harriss". Numberphile.

Haran, Brady. "Gordon Hamilton on Numberphile". YouTube.

Haran, Brady. "All in Tony Padilla". Numberphile.

Haran, Brady. "Simon Pampena on Numberphile". YouTube.

Haran, Brady. "Henry Segerman on Numberphile". YouTube.

Haran, Brady. "Ben Sparks on Numberphile". YouTube.

Haran, Brady. "Katie Steckles on Numberphile". YouTube.

Haran, Brady. "Cedric Villani on Numberphile". YouTube. Retrieved 2019-11-05.

"Podcast". Numberphile. Retrieved 25 July 2020.

Haran, Brady. "The Numberphile Podcast". Brady Haran. Retrieved 10 September 2019.

Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics

Graduate Studies in Mathematics

Hellenica World - Scientific Library

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