Colm O’Regan Wants A Word! In his last prog for 2019 on RTE Radio1, comedian and nerd Colm O’Regan champions the importance of mathematics.
Recorded during Maths Week 2019, you can listen to the podcast on the RTE site here.
In the first of a special series of podcasts for Maths Week 2019, Colm O’Regan is in conversation with Ravi Vekaria, GAA operations lead and Project Manager at Hawk-Eye Innovations Ltd. Check back soon as we will be regularly posting new podcasts.
The second of a special series of podcasts for Maths Week 2019; Colm O’Regan is in conversation with Kevin O’Brien, PhD Researcher in the School of Health and Human Performance, Dublin City University. Kevin shares the importance of statistical information in Sport; technology, measurement and data analysis for training and match-day performance.
The third of a special series of podcasts for Maths Week 2019; Colm O’Regan in conversation with Dr Aoife Hunt. Aoife works for Movement Strategies, a consultancy that specialises in analysing the movements of people. At work, she uses maths and statistics to figure out the patterns of large crowds at high profile venues like Wembley Stadium. Since finishing her PhD in evacuation modelling at the University of Greenwich, Aoife has worked with researchers across the world to figure out how we can use maths to make buildings safer.
In the fourth of a special series of podcasts for Maths Week 2019; Colm O’Regan is in conversation with Dr. Alan Hally and Evelyn Cusack. Alan is a meteorologist in the Research, Environment and Applications Division at Met Éireann. Evelyn Cusack is Head of Forecasting at Met Éireann.
Alan’s work is computer-based simulations of the weather and he has a keen interest in using probabilities to communicate weather forecasts. Whether it is a next day weather forecast or long range climate change prediction, mathematical models are used. This podcast reveals the mathematics at the core of all weather forecasting and climate change models, as well as touching on the important historical contributions of Irish scientists and mathematicians.