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Big Ideas - Full program podcast

ABC Radio National

Society & Culture, History

Big Ideas brings you the best of talks, forums, debates, and festivals held in Australia and around the world, casting light on the major social, cultural, scientific and political issues

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The birth of a theorem

March 25th, 2015

Episode 128 of 511 episodes

Maths has nothing to do with numbers! It’s all about concepts and logical reasoning. Cédric Villani brings us a passionate exposition of the beauty of mathematics and why it matters. He is one of the greatest mathematicians alive and winner of the Fields medal, often referred to as the Nobel Prize for maths. A new theorem is a new way of understanding the world and it opens up unforeseeable uses for future technologies.

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