Numberphile

Summary

Numberphile is an educational YouTube channel featuring videos that explore topics from a variety of fields of mathematics.[2][3] 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, the Riemann hypothesis,[4] and Kruskal's tree theorem.[5] 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, maths communicators, and famous mathematicians.[6]

Numberphile
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YouTube information
Channels
  • Numberphile
  • Numberphile2
Websitewww.numberphile.com
Created byBrady Haran
Presented by
Years activeSeptember 15, 2011 (2011-09-15) – present
GenreEducational entertainment
Subscribers4.13 million (Numberphile)
242,000 (Numberphile2)[1]
(August 12, 2022)
Total views645.0 million (Numberphile)
17.5 million (Numberphile2)[1]
(August 12, 2022)
Associated acts
YouTube Silver Play Button 2.svg 100,000 subscribers 2012
YouTube Gold Play Button 2.svg 1,000,000 subscribers 2014

Last updated: August 12, 2022

In 2018, Haran released a spin-off audio podcast titled The Numberphile Podcast.[7]

YouTube channelEdit

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.[8][9] Haran also runs the "Numberphile2" channel, which includes extra footage and further detail than the main channel.[10]

The channel was nominated for a Shorty Award in Education in 2016.[11] The New York Times has said, "At Numberphile, mathematicians discourse, enthusiastically and winningly, on numbers".[12]

ContributorsEdit

The channel has featured mathematicians, computer scientists, scientists, and science writers, including:[13]

The Numberphile PodcastEdit

The Numberphile Podcast
Presentation
Hosted byBrady Haran
GenreInterview
LanguageEnglish
Length25–75 minutes
Production
No. of episodes43 (As of 29 May 2022)[45]
Publication
Original release4 November 2018 (2018-11-04) – present
Related shows
Websitewww.numberphile.com/podcast

Haran started a podcast titled The Numberphile Podcast in 2018 as a sister project. The podcast more heavily focuses on the lives and personalities of some of the subjects of the videos.[46]

No.TitleRun TimeOriginal release date
1"The Hope Diamond (with 3Blue1Brown)"1:03:204 November 2018 (2018-11-04)
2"Fermat’s Last Theorem (with Ken Ribet)"48:2221 November 2018 (2018-11-21)
3"Delicious Problems (with Hannah Fry)"52:0016 December 2018 (2018-12-16)
4"The Klein Bottle Guy (with Cliff Stoll)"59:088 January 2019 (2019-01-08)
5"The Math Storyteller (with Simon Singh)"1:11:3611 February 2019 (2019-02-11)
6"Parker Square (with Matt Parker)"52:0424 February 2019 (2019-02-24)
7"A Proof in the Drawer (with David Eisenbud)"1:15:207 April 2019 (2019-04-07)
8"The Offensive Lineman (with John Urschel)"36:4314 May 2019 (2019-05-14)
9"The Singing Banana (with James Grime)"1:13:2120 May 2019 (2019-05-20)
10"The C-Word (talking Calculus with Steven Strogatz)"51:1717 June 2019 (2019-06-17)
11"The Number Collector (with Neil Sloane)"55:3614 August 2019 (2019-08-14)
12"Fame and Admiration (with Timothy Gowers)"54:2522 October 2019 (2019-10-22)
13"The Badly Behaved Prime (with James Maynard)"41:3810 November 2019 (2019-11-10)
14"Coffin Problems (with Edward Frenkel)"1:21:393 December 2019 (2019-12-03)
15"Champaign Mathematician (with Holly Krieger)"40:0013 December 2019 (2019-12-13)
16"Gondor Calls for Aid (with Kit Yates)"28:1831 March 2020 (2020-03-31)
17"Crystal Balls and Coronavirus (with Hannah Fry)"44:5510 April 2020 (2020-04-10)
18"The Legendary John Conway (1937-2020)"38:0113 April 2020 (2020-04-13)
19"The Accidental Streamer (with 3Blue1Brown)"33:0519 April 2020 (2020-04-19)
20"The Parker Quiz (with Matt Parker)"55:3421 May 2020 (2020-05-21)
21"The Happy Twin (with Ben Sparks)"1:02:2127 May 2020 (2020-05-27)
22"The Numeracy Ambassador (with Simon Pampena)"1:00:151 July 2020 (2020-07-01)
23"The Mathematical Showman - Ron Graham (1935-2020)"39:0213 July 2020 (2020-07-13)
24"The Third Cornet (with Katie Steckles)"59:4924 July 2020 (2020-07-24)
25"Why Did the Mathematician Cross the Road? (with Roger Penrose)"1:05:168 August 2020 (2020-08-08)
26"The Importance of Numbers (with Tim Harford)"47:2912 September 2020 (2020-09-12)
27"Nursery Rhymes and Numbers (with Alan Stewart)"54:065 October 2020 (2020-10-05)
28"Quiz Shows and Math Anxiety (with Bobby Seagull)"1:24:2623 October 2020 (2020-10-23)
29"Club Automatic (with Alex Bellos)"54:1725 November 2020 (2020-11-25)
30"Why Study Mathematics (with Vicky Neale)"45:118 December 2020 (2020-12-08)
31"Statistics and Saving Lives (with Jennifer Rogers)"55:5011 December 2020 (2020-12-11)
32"Rockstar Epidemiologists (with Adam Kucharski)"45:102 February 2021 (2021-02-02)
33"The High Jumping Cosmologist (with Katie Mack)"54:5325 February 2021 (2021-02-25)
34"Beauty in the Messiness (with Philip Moriarty)"39:053 April 2021 (2021-04-03)
35"The Naked Mathematician (with Tom Crawford)"58:1231 May 2021 (2021-05-31)
36"A Chance at Immortality (with Marcus du Sautoy)"51:2926 July 2021 (2021-07-26)
37"Making Sense of Infinity (with Asaf Karagila)"53:2728 August 2021 (2021-08-28)
38"Google's 'DeepMind' does Mathematics"37:022 December 2021 (2021-12-02)
39"The Little Star - with Zvezdelina Stankova"58:2014 January 2022 (2022-01-14)
40"An Infinite Debt - with Christopher Havens (Prisoner #349034)"49:5013 February 2022 (2022-02-13)
41"The First and Last Digits of Pi (with Martin Krzywinski)"42:2614 March 2022 (2022-03-14)
42"A Passion for Big Numbers (and Liverpool FC) (with Tony Padilla)"50:4118 April 2022 (2022-04-18)
43"The Orchid Room and Cancer (with Hannah Fry)"36:5129 May 2022 (2022-05-29)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "About Numberphile". YouTube.
  2. ^ Magazine, Smithsonian; Schultz, Colin. "The Great Debate Over Whether 1+2+3+4..+ ∞ = -1/12". Smithsonian Magazine.
  3. ^ Ryan, Jackson. "Earth is getting a black box to record events that lead to the downfall of civilization". CNET. Retrieved 8 December 2021.
  4. ^ Lamb, Evelyn. "Does 1+2+3... Really Equal -1/12?". Scientific American Blog Network. Retrieved 8 December 2021.
  5. ^ Bennett, Jay (20 October 2017). "The Enormity of the Number TREE(3) Is Beyond Comprehension". Popular Mechanics. Retrieved 8 December 2021.
  6. ^ Overbye, Dennis (3 February 2014). "In the End, It All Adds Up to – 1/12". The New York Times. Retrieved 8 December 2021.
  7. ^ "The Numberphile Podcast". Brady Haran. Retrieved 2018-12-25.
  8. ^ Numberphile sponsors Mathematical Sciences Research Institute
  9. ^ Numberphile Nominated in Education 8th Annual Shorty Awards
  10. ^ Haran, Brady. "Numberphile2". YouTube. Retrieved 17 October 2019.
  11. ^ The 8th Annual Shorty Award Alexis Joy, January 19, 2016
  12. ^ Genres Stretch, for Better and Worse, as YouTube Takes On TV By Mike Hale, New York Times, April 24, 2012
  13. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v Guest speakers on Numberphile MSRI
  14. ^ Haran, Brady. "All in Federico Ardila". Numberphile.
  15. ^ "Johnny Ball – Russian Multiplication – Numberphile". YouTube. Retrieved 30 November 2020.
  16. ^ "42 is the new 33 - Numberphile". YouTube. 12 March 2019.
  17. ^ Qureshi, Zainab (4 May 2020). ""Numberphile" sponsors mathematics professor". The Daily Illini. Retrieved 8 December 2021.
  18. ^ "Hasse Principle - Numberphile". YouTube. 1 June 2016.
  19. ^ Haran, Brady. "Tom Crawford on Numberphile". YouTube.
  20. ^ Haran, Brady. "Zsuzsanna Dancso on Numberphile". YouTube.
  21. ^ Guardian Staff (4 December 2021). "From a Sex and the City sequel to Halo Infinite: a complete guide to this week's entertainment". the Guardian.
  22. ^ Haran, Brady. "James Grime on Numberphile". YouTube.
  23. ^ Haran, Brady. "Ron Graham on Numberphile". YouTube.
  24. ^ Haran, Brady. "All in Edmund Harriss". Numberphile.
  25. ^ Haran, Brady. "Gordon Hamilton on Numberphile". YouTube.
  26. ^ "Statistics, Storks, and Babies - Numberphile". YouTube. 25 August 2020.
  27. ^ Lamb, Evelyn. "Holly Krieger's Favorite Theorem". Scientific American Blog Network. Retrieved 8 December 2021.
  28. ^ "Primes without a 7 - Numberphile". YouTube. 20 November 2019.
  29. ^ "Little Fibs - Numberphile". YouTube. 2 June 2016.
  30. ^ Haran, Brady. "All in Tony Padilla". Numberphile.
  31. ^ Haran, Brady. "Simon Pampena on Numberphile". YouTube.
  32. ^ "Why Did The Mathematician Cross The Road? - with Roger Penrose". YouTube. 8 August 2020.
  33. ^ "210 is VERY Goldbachy - Numberphile". YouTube. 28 May 2017.
  34. ^ Haran, Brady. "Henry Segerman on Numberphile". YouTube.
  35. ^ "Mobius Bridges and Buildings - Numberphile". YouTube. 9 April 2014.
  36. ^ "Billionaire Mathematician - Numberphile". YouTube. 13 May 2015.
  37. ^ Haran, Brady. "Neil Sloane on Numberphile". YouTube.
  38. ^ Haran, Brady. "Ben Sparks on Numberphile". YouTube.
  39. ^ Haran, Brady. "Katie Steckles on Numberphile". YouTube.
  40. ^ "The World's Best Mathematician (*) - Numberphile". YouTube. 14 March 2017.
  41. ^ "Stable Rollers - Numberphile". YouTube. 6 March 2017.
  42. ^ "The Shape of DNA - Numberphile". YouTube. 26 October 2015.
  43. ^ Haran, Brady. "Cedric Villani on Numberphile". YouTube. Retrieved 2019-11-05.
  44. ^ "Card Flipping Proof - Numberphile". YouTube. 3 February 2019.
  45. ^ "Podcast". Numberphile. Retrieved 29 May 2022.
  46. ^ Haran, Brady. "The Numberphile Podcast". Brady Haran. Retrieved 10 September 2019.

External linksEdit

  • Official website