The future of mathematics and computation
Listen to Stephen Wolfram, creator of Mathematica and Wolfram Alpha, give a talk about the future of mathematics and computation. Click the link below to find out more:
Can data find me a date?
Looking for ‘The One’, or maybe just a date for Valentine’s Day? The dating scene has changed significantly over the past ten years, not least because of the increasing popularity of online dating websites and dating apps. In this special ‘Valentine’s’ edition of the Big Questions podcast, we’re asking Patrick Gildersleve from the Oxford...
Download The Turtle System - Computer Science in the National Curriculum
The Turtle System is a free educational program developed at the University of Oxford, designed to support the Computer Science component of the National Curriculum. It is based on Turtle Graphics, an idea invented by Seymour Papert, in which an imaginary turtle moves around the computer screen drawing as it goes, all under the control of...
How do you teach a machine to drive a car?
You may have seen the story last year about an electric pod travelling 1.25 miles (2km) through pedestrianised areas of Milton Keynes, reaching speeds of up to 15mph while having to cope with walkers and cyclists while missing one key feature – a driver.
Fully automated cars were once only seen in sci-fi movies, but new technology is...
"Professor Przybylski is an experimental psychologist and Director of Research at the Oxford Internet Institute. His work is mainly concerned with applying psychological models of motivation and health to study how people interact with virtual environments including video games and social media. He is particularly interested in integrating open...
How open should open data be?
Do you remember life before Citymapper? Thanks to Transport for London opening its data, a new wave of innovative transport apps were made possible. This is just one example of how open data has contributed to our everyday lives financially, socially, culturally and more.
Open data impacts everybody. Through it we can access healthcare...
I am the Professor of Applied Statistics in the Department of Statistics at the University of Oxford. I am also Professor of Statistical Epidemiology in the Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology at Imperial College London. At Imperial I am also Associate Director of the MRC Centre for Global Infectious Disease Analysis and Deputy...
I was born in Shanghai, China. The majority of my school education took place during the infamous Cultural Revolution. There was no encouragement of academic achievement. Fortunately, the Cultural Revolution ended in 1976, when I was 16, and it became normal again for teenagers to study and apply for university places.
Electricity Access for All
How can we sustainably electrify parts of the world that don't currently have access to clean and reliable energy? How can we improve Sierra Leone's energy sector, so that its capital, Freetown, no longer has an average of 53 blackouts a day? These are just two of the important questions being tackled by Oxford researchers Dr Susann Stritzke...
I’m a mathematician who applies maths to cancer and medicine – I didn’t even realise that existed when I was at school! I studied Maths and Philosophy at the University of Southampton and became interested in applied maths there, but I always thought that “applying maths” to real world problems meant “doing some sort of physics”.