Talking to people who use maths in their work. Aiming to encourage further uptake of maths at A-level and beyond. Brought to you by the Further Maths Support Programme. The FMSP supports students and teachers in England with mathematics, and you can find out more at Hosts: Peter Rowlett (Nottingham Trent University) and Katie Steckles.

Friday, 27 March 2015

Episode 17: Nuclear reactor modelling

This week the topic was mathematical modelling and linear programming. We interviewed Rick Crawford from AMEC, who’s a mathematician studying decommissioning of nuclear reactors, and using mathematical models to determine whether it’s safe to continue using a particular reactor given that it may have degraded over time, but without actually building a physical model of it. Show notes and more episodes via

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