Magic Numbers: Hannah Fry's Mysterious World of Maths
Numbers As God
Dr. Hannah Fry explores the mystery of math. Is it invented like a language, or is it discovered and part of the fabric of the universe? Dr. Hannah Fry explores the mystery of math. It underpins so much of our modern world that it's hard to imagine life without its technological advances, but where exactly does math come from? It's a question with which some of the most eminent mathematical minds have been wrestling. Dr. Eleanor Knox from King's College London believes it's discovered. Prof.Hiranya... [see more] Peiris from University College London believes it's invented. Prof. Jim Gates from Brown University believes it's both. And, Prof.Brian Greene from Columbia University has no idea! The jury is very much divided.
program length: 58 minutes
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Dr. Hannah Fry (The Joy of Data) takes a philosophical and historic look at mathematics in MAGIC NUMBERS: HANNAH FRY'S MYSTERIOUS WORLD OF MATHS. Dr. Fry identifies the great thinkers who shaped the language of math, and discovers that this language is far from complete.