Mysteries of the Mathematical Universe
Full Program: 2011 World Science Festival | 01:16:48
Original Program Date: Friday, June 3, 2011
Featuring Mathematician Jonathan Borwein, Mathematician Keith Devlin, Mathematician Marcus du Sautoy, and Author, Science Journalist, Producer Simon Singh with Radio and Television Journalist Robert Krulwich Moderating
Full 90 Minute Program:
Mathematical mysteries have challenged humanity’s most powerful thinkers and inspired passionate, lifelong obsessions in search of answers. From the strangeness of prime numbers and the nature of infinity, to the turbulent flow of fluids and the geometry of hyperspace, mathematics is our most potent tool for revealing immutable truths. The event was a vibrant tour to the boundaries of the mathematical universe, and explore the deep puzzles that have been solved, the masterminds who powered the breakthroughs, and the towering challenges that have shaken the confidence of some of today’s most accomplished mathematicians—even as they enlist new ways to pursue mathematical truths.
This program is part of the Big Ideas series.