Me and YouTube: The Surprising Benefits of Making Videos About Science and Mathematics

  • Speaker
  • Brady Haran
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About Simons Foundation Presents
A free event series, Simons Foundation Presents aims to create a space for conversations about science and its broader societal and cultural relevance. Each event pairs one of our 200 researchers with special guests to discuss the intersection of their work. Afterwards, we invite everyone in the audience to continue the conversation together over refreshments in a relaxed atmosphere.

Brady Haran will talk about his adventures in making science and math videos on YouTube. Referencing specific examples, he will illustrate how popular and perhaps unconventional communication can sometimes yield surprising results. These examples include recent breakthroughs in the summing of cubed numbers.

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About the Speaker

Brady Haran is a UK-based video journalist and filmmaker. He is the creator of YouTube’s most popular informal math channel, Numberphile (with nearly 3.3 million subscribers), as well as many other popular science-themed YouTube channels, including Periodic Videos (chemistry), Sixty Symbols (physics), Objectivity (cool objects) and Deep Sky Videos (astronomy). He also hosts several popular podcasts, including “Hello Internet,” “The Unmade Podcast,” and “The Numberphile Podcast.”

Before independently producing virtual content, Haran began his career as a journalist in Australia before joining the BBC in the UK as a video journalist. Brady travels the world to visit science facilities, interview various experts and participate in public events such as the National Math Festival.

Brady is the recipient of numerous media and education awards, including the Institute of Physics’s Lord Kelvin Medal and Prize in recognition of the importance of promoting public awareness of physics and an honorary Doctor of Letters degree from the University of Nottingham.

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