The Laws of Stan

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By: Stanley Rappaport

Hello and welcome to "The Laws of Stan," a podcast dedicated to illuminating the numerous applications of mathematics in the world.My name is Stanley Rappaport, and I'm the host of this show, centred around exploring the impact of mathematics on different industries without delving into complex computations. The goal is to demonstrate how mathematics serves as a universal language underlying problem analysis, definition, and resolution in diverse fields.In this podcast, I'll be interviewing incredible guests from a wide range of industries to discuss the specific aspects of mathematics used in their professions. The show is designed to be...

Mathematics in chemistry - Jason Plant & Nicole King - CEO and Engineer at Hydrophos Solutions
05/15/2024

As I approach the end of the first season of "The Laws of Stan," I took the liberty of recording an episode featuring not one, but two incredibly inspirational guests: Jason Plant and Nicole King, respectively CEO and Lead Engineer of Hydrophos Solution, a young company aiming to develop technologies for extracting phosphorus from wastewater and reselling it to the fertiliser industry. 🌻

As I sought to broaden my interest in the extensive network of applied mathematics, I stumbled upon a venture launched by young Americans in the chemical industry. 🧪⚛️

I hope you all enjoy this episode, w...


Mathematics in Optimisation - Tommaso Urli - Senior Optimisation Scientist at Satalia
04/20/2024

For the third and final episode of this sub-series of The Laws of Stan, which delves into Artificial Intelligence, I had the pleasure of interviewing Tommaso Urli, Senior Optimisation Scientist at Satlia, a company that merges the precision of machine learning with the power of optimisation to forge decision-making systems that dramatically increase operational efficiency. ⚙️


In this episode, Tommaso recounts his professional journey as a mathematician, detailing the challenges he encounters while streamlining logistics for diverse companies. 🏭


At a time when optimisation is a buzzword across all industries, Tommaso’s insight...


Mathematics in AI Tools - Jonathan Yana - Co-Founder & COO at Qolaig
#11
03/31/2024

For the second episode of the mini-series of "The Laws of Stan" on the applications of mathematics in Artificial Intelligence, I interviewed Jonathan Yana, a very young and ambitious entrepreneur in the world of Generative AI. 🧮 

After his first experience as a founder in the tech industry, Jonathan co-founded Qolaig, a company that helps you create tailor-made digital assistants to automate your processes and repetitive tasks using AI, with two of his best friends. 👨‍💻

In this episode, he explains, as an applied mathematics graduate from King's College and LSE, how quantitative methods help him in his day-to-d...


Mathematics in AI Tools - Jonathan Yana - Co-Founder & COO at Qolaig
#10
03/13/2024

After releasing 9 episodes focusing on the applications of mathematics across various industries, including Quantitative Finance, Blockchain, Poker, and Formula One, I have decided to launch a series of episodes focusing on the applications of mathematics in Artificial Intelligence 🧮 Following the trend that Generative AI is creating, I plan to explore how mathematical concepts underpin the development and optimisation of AI algorithms.🤖


For the first episode of this series, I interviewed Jonathan Yana, Co-Founder and COO of Qolaig, a French start-up building tailor-made digital assistants to automate processes and repetitive tasks using AI. In this episod...


Mathematics in Generative AI - Samuel Cohen - Co-Founder & CEO at Fairgen
#10
03/05/2024

After releasing 9 episodes focusing on the applications of mathematics across various industries, including Quantitative Finance, Blockchain, Poker, and Formula One, I have decided to launch a series of episodes focusing on the applications of mathematics in Artificial Intelligence 🧮 


Following the trend that Generative AI is creating, I plan to explore how mathematical concepts underpin the development and optimisation of AI algorithms🤖

For the first episode of this series, I interviewed Samuel Cohen, Co-Founder and CEO of Fairgen, a company empowering research teams to analyse niche segments at scale using Generative AI. In this ep...


Mathematics in Poker - Davidi Kitai - Poker World Champion
#9
01/23/2024

I am thrilled to announce the release of the ninth episode of 'The Laws of Stan,' Mathematics in Poker  ♣️♦️♥️♠️

In this episode, I interview Davidi Kitai, a Belgian professional poker player from Winamax, triple crown winner and the champion of the 2008 World Series of Poker, notably the first Belgian to win a WSOP Bracelet 🏆

As a poker enthusiast myself, this episode is particularly meaningful to me. We will shift our focus from the specific mathematical algorithms used in the industry to a deeper understanding of how the most crucial 'machine'—the human brain—makes decisions under uncertai...


Mathematics in Formula One - Ivan Roldan - Lead Aerodynamicist at Mclaren Racing
#8
01/17/2024

Hello everyone, and welcome back to "The Laws of Stan". After a short break from releasing episodes, I am excited to bring you the 8th episode of our first season 🥳

Following a mix of technical and non-technical episodes exploring the role of mathematics in various industries, this week, we delve into a particularly intricate and technical subject: Mathematics in Formula One 🏎🏎🏎


And who better to discuss this topic with than Dr. Ivan Roldan, former Lead Aerodynamics Engineer at McLaren Racing. 🏁


As a sports enthusiast, I am particularly...


Mathematics in Venture Capital - Salomon Aiach - Co-Founder and General Partner at Origins
#7
12/13/2023

For the 7th episode of "The Laws of Stan," I am delighted to present to you a chapter on "Mathematics in the Venture Capital industry." As you probably guessed, this episode holds special significance as we shift our focus away from the specific mathematical algorithms involved in the industry (for this episode only). Instead, we place more emphasis on understanding how the most crucial machine, the human brain, makes decisions amidst uncertainty. 🧐

Although mathematics is not a cornerstone of the VC industry, to comprehend how having a mathematical brain can be crucial in early-stage investing, I invite you...


Mathematics in Fintechs - Dr. Luba Schoenig - CEO & Co-Founder at UMushroom
#6
11/19/2023

For the sixth episode of "The Laws of Stan," I had the pleasure of discussing the intriguing topic of Mathematics in the Fintech Industry with Dr. Luba Schoenig, CEO, and Co-Founder of Umushroom, a Gen Z interactive investment selection platform. Throughout this episode, you will gain insight into how cutting-edge technological financial services are developed. 💸


Thanks to her previous background in sales of structured products at Lehman Brothers, Credit Suisse, and Julius Baer, I was able to comprehend her vision regarding the significance of financial technological tools for the financial revolution. 🏦


A...


Mathematics in Research in ML - Jonathan Crabbé - PHD at The University of Cambridge
#5
11/04/2023

As promised last week, the full episode on mathematics in the Research in Machine Learning industry is out on all platforms ! 🚀


As mentioned in the trailer for this exceptional episode, I had the privilege of hosting a Machine Learning Engineer in the previous episode to discuss the applications of mathematics in algorithms and the Machine Learning industry ⚙️


Given the far-reaching impact of this field, I was compelled to explore its depths and create another episode that delves into Machine Learning from an academic perspective 🎓


Hence, in...