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The birth of a theorem

March 25th, 2015

Episode 128 of 452 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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