Process and the Mathematical Revolution
How do mathematicians work? We’re not asking whether they run on sandwiches or rocket fuel, but rather, “How is a mathematician’s work done?” Is it like the movies, where a tortured professor scribbles equations all over a blackboard before falling into despair? Probably not so. The problems of mathematics are becoming increasingly complex, and while some mathematicians prefer to work alone, more find it to be a group effort. Many have also found that the internet had greatly aided the ability for mathematicians worldwide to keep in touch and solve problems.
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This program is part of The Big Idea Series, made possible with support from the John Templeton Foundation.
Image courtesy of Il Divino; Recorded June 2011; Posted November 2011