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Radio Appearances

  1. BBC Radio 4 - Science Now, 7 Sept 1996: The Riemann Hypothesis
  2. BBC Radio 4 - The Afternoon Shift, 10 February 1997: Goats and car problem
  3. BBC Radio 4 - The Afternoon Shift, 3 and 10 March 1997: Self descriptors.
  4. BBC Three Counties Radio - July 1997: Quantum chaos and prime numbers.
  5. BBC World Service - News, August 1998: The Fields Medals.
  6. BBC Radio 4 - The Material World,1 April 1999: Prime Numbers and Cryptography.
  7. Appeared asking a question on Radio 4's The Commission with Nicholas Ross, in connection with a debate on Can we trust science any longer?
  8. Appearance on BBC Radio 4’s Material World with Sir Michael Atiyah to discuss the seven Millennium problems, 22nd June 2000.
  9. Appeared on Digital Radio station One Word on a one-hour programme called Speak Easy debating Science in Society, April 2001.
  10. Science and Magic, BBC Radio 4 One of four scientists in a half-hour discussion on science and magic broadcast in prime time on 30th August 2001.
  11. 5 Numbers, BBC Radio 4 Interviewed by Simon Singh for 5 programs broadcast in October 2001.
  12. Half hour interview by Jeff Schechtman of Napa Valley Radio about “The Music of the Primes”, May 2003.
  13. Another 5 Numbers, BBC Radio 4 Interviewed by Simon Singh for 5 programs broadcast in May 2003.
  14. Interviewed by Vicki Barker, presenter of World Update on the BBC World Service about the recent solution of the Poincaré Conjecture. 14 May 2003.
  15. Today Programme, Radio 4 Interview about Beckham’s choice of a prime number to play for Real Madrid. 3rd July 2003.
  16. Talk Sport Radio, Interview about Beckham’s choice of a prime number to play for Real Madrid. 16th July 2003.
  17. Art versus Science. Interview on World Service Radio, Newshour on why Scientists live longer than artists. 1st August 2003.
  18. Radio Five Live: Morning. Interview (20 minutes) with John Pienaar. 8th September 2003
  19. Naked Scientist, BBC Radio. Interview (30 minutes) with Chris Smith about The Music of the Primes, 14th September 2003.
  20. ABC Radio in America, interview and reading (30 minutes) with John Batchelor about The Music of the Primes, 20th September 2003.
  21. Front Row, BBC Radio 4. Interview and reading with Francine Stock about Science not Art. 24th September 2003.
  22. Radio Five Live: Morning. What are the probabilities that The Euro playoffs would see the big teams avoid each other? October 2003.
  23. Science versus alternative medicine, World Service News, November 2003.
  24. Hour long interview and phone-in with Keith Devlin, Glenn Mitchell Show, NPR Dallas, 30th December 2003.
  25. Private Passions, BBC Radio 3 with Michael Berkeley, 25th January 2004.Playlist
  26. Dr Maths interviewed on Broadcasting House about a formula for marriage, Radio 4 15th February 2004.
  27. Science, Not Art: Diary read as Book of the Week, Radio 4 19th February 2004.
  28. The popular scientist, BBC Oxford Radio, 11th March 2004.
  29. Five Shapes, Radio 4 Presented and wrote 5 fifteen minutes programmes about shapes, September 2004. 5 Shapes
  30. The World Tonight, BBC Radio 4, 6 September 2004. The progress on the Millennium Problems announced at the BA festival.
  31. Leading Edge, BBC Radio 4, 9 September 2004. Interviewed with Keith Devlin about progress on the Millennium Problems announced at the BA festival.
  32. Netherlands World Service Radio, Interview about the progress on the Millennium Problems announced at the BA festival.
  33. BBC Radio 3, October 2004. Interviewed for programme about Sci-Art Collaborations.
  34. New Zealand Radio, Interview about the progress on the Millennium Problems announced at the BA festival.
  35. Irish Radio, 16 September 2004, Interview about the progress on the Millennium Problems announced at the BA festival.
  36. To the best of our knowledge, Wisconsin Public Radio, 12 November 2004.
  37. Material World, BBC Radio 4, 2 December 2004. Interviewed about prime numbers.
  38. Leading Edge, BBC Radio 4, February 2005. Interview about Venn diagrams and pictures in maths.
  39. Puzzle Panel, BBC Radio 4, 11 May 2005.
  40. A Further Five numbers. BBC Radio 4. Interviewed about the number 2, 6 and 1729.
  41. Leading Edge, BBC Radio 4, 29 September 2005. Interview about Sudoku.
  42. Interview for Big Toe Radio, BBC Digital Radio 7 Children's radio on Why Beckham chose the number 23. December 16 2005
  43. One hour interview for Little Atoms Radio Show on Resonance FM Radio Station on The Music of the Primes. February 3 2006.
  44. Two radio interviews on French radio (i) Radio Aviva on a show called Rencontre with Serla Dadan and (ii) Radio Clapas, Montpellier with Robert Sabatier.
  45. Two interviews for the BBC World Service for the World Today about the discovery of the latest record breaking prime. 4 January 2006
  46. In Our Time with Melvyn Bragg about prime numbers. BBC radio 4. January 12 2006. 9-9:45am and 9-9:30pm. The show is archived on line and can also be subscribed to via pod-cast.
  47. Piece on Codes for the Big Toe Radio, BBC Radio 7. January 16 2006.
  48. Interviewed for EC1FM, a London based radio station about Exhibition of Mathematical Equations, in Highgate. 1 February 2006
  49. Five short programmes on Mathematics for Hong Kong Radio.
  50. BBC Radio Wales. Interview about PIN numbers. 14 February 2006
  51. Big Toe Radio, BBC Radio 7. Piece about the History of zero. The interview made the podcast of the best bits of the week. 2nd March 2006.
  52. Interview on the Today Programme on BBC Radio 4 about pi day. 14 March 2006.
  53. Interview on the World Today BBC World Service Radio about pi day. 14 March 2006.
  54. Interview on the World Update BBC World Service Radio about pi day. 14 March 2006.
  55. Leading Edge, BBC Radio 4. Interview about Abel prize winner. 23 March 2006.
  56. BBC World Service News. Interview about Abel prize winner. 23 March 2006.
  57. Mersenne Blog, BBC Radio 4. Project about how Mersenne was the hub of intellectual communication. Various academics communicated with physicist Brian Cox, the modern day Mersenne, about the Minim monks influence. 21 July 2006.
  58. Mathematics and Music. In Our Time, BBC Radio 4. 16 May 2006.
  59. Interviewed on Today programme BBC Radio 4 about Fields Medals 22 August 2006
  60. Two interviews for BBC World Service on Fields Medals 22 August 2006
  61. Interview for the PM programme, BBC Radio 4 about Fields Medals, 22 August 2006
  62. Interview for BBC Radio Five Live about Fields Medals, 22 August 2006.
  63. Interview for French Radio about Fields Medals, 22 August 2006.
  64. Interview with John Ball on Material World, BBC Radio 4 about Fields Medals, 24 August 2006.
  65. Piece about Symmetry and mathematics in the Alhambra for BBC Radio 3. Autumn 2006
  66. Piece about playing in an orchestra for the Orchestras Season on BBC Radio 3. Autumn 2006
  67. Interview for BBC Radio Five Live about Tony Blair and mathematics.
  68. Interview on the chance of winning the big Euro lottery prize of 60 million pounds for BBC World Service News Autumn 2006
  69. The Poincare Conjecture. In Our Time, BBC Radio 4. http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/history/inourtime/inourtime_20061102.shtml 2 November 2006.
  70. Guardian science podcast about Christmas lectures and fields medals. December 2006
  71. Start the Week, BBC Radio 4, about Christmas Lectures, 18th December 2006.
  72. BBC World Service Science Magazine Science breakthrough of year: the Poincare Conjecture 22 December 2006.
  73. Broadcasting House BBC Radio 4 – reviewing the papers 24 December 2006.
  74. World Today, World Service News, BBC, interviewed about maths and music. 26th December 2006.
  75. The Anita Anand Show, BBC Radio Five Live, about the Christmas Lectures. 26th December 2006.
  76. Interview for Nightwaves BBC Radio 3 on Art and Science, 5th Feb 2007.
  77. Interview for BBC Radio 3 on Tchaikovsky and Stravinsky season, Feb 2 2007.
  78. Podcast interview for Science Faculty, Christchurch New Zealand. February 2007.
  79. 45 minute interview with Kim Hill on Radio New Zealand, 3 March 2007.
  80. Interviewed for Leading Edge BBC Radio 4 on the best mathematical strategy for playing darts. March 2007.
  81. Interviewed for World Today, BBC World Service, on the mathematics of bicycles. Spring 2007.
  82. Panel Guest for three hours on the Anita Anand Show, Radio Five Live, 9 April, 14 May, 31 May, 19 June, 17 July, 19 August, 10 September, 25 September 2007.
  83. Symmetry. In Our Time, BBC Radio 4. 19 April 2007.
  84. Fibonacci Numbers. In Our Times BBC Radio 4, 29 November 2007.
  85. The World, NPR USA and BBC World Service. Interview about surfer’s new theory of everything based on E8. 30 November 2007.
  86. The Essay – Maths and Music. BBC radio 3. Wrote and presented four 15 minute programmes about the connection between maths and music. 1. Counter Culture 29 October; 2. The Music of the Spheres 30 October; 3. Theme and Variations 31 October; 4. Composing with Numbers 1 November 2007. Reviewed by the Guardian and chosen as pick of the week by Radio 4.
  87. A Good Read, BBC Radio 4 Chose A Mathematician’s Apology by GH Hardy. 4 December 2007.
  88. Material World, Questions. BBC Radio 4. Piece on Infinity. 27 December 2007.
  89. Today Programme, BBC Radio 4. Interview discussing mathematical creativity after the age of 40. 29 January 2008.
  90. BBC World Service news. Interview discussing mathematical creativity after the age of 40. 29 January 2008.
  91. Nightwaves, BBC radio 3, interview discussing my book Finding Moonshine. 31 January 2008.
  92. [Richard Bacon Show, Radio Five Live Panellist for 3 hours discussing the day’s news and events. 31 January 2008
  93. The Guardian Science Podcast discussing Finding Moonshine, 1 February 2008.
  94. Guest on the Iain Burnside Show, BBC Radio 3. 17 February 2008.
  95. Seven, Words and Music, BBC Radio 3 Contributions to programme on the power of the number 7.
  96. Am I Normal? BBC Radio 4. Interview about dyscalculia. March 2008.
  97. ABC radio Australia, Interview about Symmetry. March 2008.
  98. Material World, BBC Radio 4 Interview about Symmetry and my book Finding Moonshine.
  99. BBC Radio Five Live News, Discussing report on numeracy in the UK 3 March 2008.
  100. The Forum, BBC World Service. Discussion about Finding Moonshine and symmetry with Bridget Kendall, Lisa Appignanesi and Binyavanga Wainana. March 2008.
  101. Little Atoms Radio, Resonance FM, Interview discussing my book Finding Moonshine. 14 March 2008.
  102. The Museum of Curiosity, BBC radio 4. Panellist with Jonathan Miller and Philip Ball on comedy show presented by John Lloyd and Bill Bailey. Submitted the Monster Simple Group, a symmetrical object that lives in 196,883-dimensonal space to the virtual museum. 19 March 2008.
  103. Richard Bacon Show, Radio Five Live Panellist for 3 hours discussing the day’s news and events. 19 March 2008
  104. Leading Edge, BBC Radio 4 Interview from Oslo about the award of the Abel Prize for 2008. 27 March 2008.
  105. Do we need more scientists? BBC Radio 4. Interview about science in the UK. 4 April 2008.
  106. More or Less, BBC Radio 4 Interview about Numerology. 7 April 2008.
  107. Alvin Jones, Paradise Radio Network, USA Interview about Symmetry 10 April 2008.
  108. More or Less, BBC Radio 4 Interview about The 19th Step, my collaboration with artists exploring the work of Borges. 14 April 2008.