A Brief History of Mathematicshttp://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00srz5bProfessor of Mathematics Marcus du Sautoy reveals the personalities behind the calculations and argues that mathematics is the driving force behind modern scienceProfessor of Mathematics Marcus du Sautoy reveals the personalities behind the calculations and argues that mathematics is the driving force behind modern scienceBBC Radio 4BBCRadioMusic.Support@bbc.co.ukenhttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/3000x3000/p042kgf1.jpgA Brief History of Mathematicshttp://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00srz5b(C) BBC 2010Fri, 25 Jun 2010 00:00:00 +0000nononadultNicolas BourbakiThis ten part history of mathematics from Newton to the present day, reveals the personalities behind the calculations: the passions and rivalries of mathematicians struggling to get their ideas heard. Professor Marcus du Sautoy shows how these masters of abstraction find a role in the real world and proves that mathematics is the driving force behind modern science.
Today, the mathematician that never was, Nicolas Bourbaki. A group of French mathematicians, working between the two world wars and writing under the pseudonym Nicolas Bourbaki transformed their discipline and paved the way for several mathematical breakthroughs in the 21st century.
Producer: Anna Buckley.Prof Marcus du Sautoy presents Nicolas Bourbaki, the mathematician that never was.This ten part history of mathematics from Newton to the present day, reveals the personalities behind the calculations: the passions and rivalries of mathematicians struggling to get their ideas heard. Professor Marcus du Sautoy shows how these masters of abstraction find a role in the real world and proves that mathematics is the driving force behind modern science.
Today, the mathematician that never was, Nicolas Bourbaki. A group of French mathematicians, working between the two world wars and writing under the pseudonym Nicolas Bourbaki transformed their discipline and paved the way for several mathematical breakthroughs in the 21st century.
Producer: Anna Buckley.Fri, 25 Jun 2010 00:00:00 +0000876http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/radio4/maths/maths_20101001-2330.mp3http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00stcgvcleanBBC Radio 4/programmes/b00stcgvHardy and RamanujanThis ten part history of mathematics from Newton to the present day, reveals the personalities behind the calculations: the passions and rivalries of mathematicians struggling to get their ideas heard. Professor Marcus du Sautoy shows how these masters of abstraction find a role in the real world and proves that mathematics is the driving force behind modern science.
Today, G.H.Hardy, the mathematician who insisted he had never done anything useful. And yet his work on the "diabolical malice" inherent in prime numbers inspired the millions of codes that now help to keep the internet safe.
Producer: Anna Buckley.GH Hardy, whose work inspired the millions of codes that help to keep the internet safe.This ten part history of mathematics from Newton to the present day, reveals the personalities behind the calculations: the passions and rivalries of mathematicians struggling to get their ideas heard. Professor Marcus du Sautoy shows how these masters of abstraction find a role in the real world and proves that mathematics is the driving force behind modern science.
Today, G.H.Hardy, the mathematician who insisted he had never done anything useful. And yet his work on the "diabolical malice" inherent in prime numbers inspired the millions of codes that now help to keep the internet safe.
Producer: Anna Buckley.Thu, 24 Jun 2010 00:00:00 +0000858http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/radio4/maths/maths_20101001-2315.mp3http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00ss1j4cleanBBC Radio 4/programmes/b00ss1j4Henri PoincareThis ten part history of mathematics from Newton to the present day, reveals the personalities behind the calculations: the passions and rivalries of mathematicians struggling to get their ideas heard. Professor Marcus du Sautoy shows how these masters of abstraction find a role in the real world and proves that mathematics is the driving force behind modern science.
Today Henri Poincare, the man who proved there are certain problems that mathematics will never be able to answer: a mathematical insight that gave rise to chaos theory.
Producer: Anna Buckley.Marcus du Sautoy introduces the man whose mathematical insight gave rise to chaos theory.This ten part history of mathematics from Newton to the present day, reveals the personalities behind the calculations: the passions and rivalries of mathematicians struggling to get their ideas heard. Professor Marcus du Sautoy shows how these masters of abstraction find a role in the real world and proves that mathematics is the driving force behind modern science.
Today Henri Poincare, the man who proved there are certain problems that mathematics will never be able to answer: a mathematical insight that gave rise to chaos theory.
Producer: Anna Buckley.Wed, 23 Jun 2010 00:00:00 +0000848http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/radio4/maths/maths_20100930-2330.mp3http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00ss1j2cleanBBC Radio 4/programmes/b00ss1j2Georg CantorThis ten part history of mathematics from Newton to the present day, reveals the personalities behind the calculations: the passions and rivalries of mathematicians struggling to get their ideas heard. Professor Marcus du Sautoy shows how these masters of abstraction find a role in the real world and proves that mathematics is the driving force behind modern science.
Today, Georg Cantor, the mathematician who showed us how to carry on counting when the numbers run out. An insight into the nature of infinity that Roger Penrose believes helps to explain why the human brain will always be cleverer than artificial intelligence.
Producer: Anna Buckley.Prof Marcus du Sautoy introduces Georg Cantor and his theory of transfinite numbers.This ten part history of mathematics from Newton to the present day, reveals the personalities behind the calculations: the passions and rivalries of mathematicians struggling to get their ideas heard. Professor Marcus du Sautoy shows how these masters of abstraction find a role in the real world and proves that mathematics is the driving force behind modern science.
Today, Georg Cantor, the mathematician who showed us how to carry on counting when the numbers run out. An insight into the nature of infinity that Roger Penrose believes helps to explain why the human brain will always be cleverer than artificial intelligence.
Producer: Anna Buckley.Tue, 22 Jun 2010 00:00:00 +0000858http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/radio4/maths/maths_20100930-2315.mp3http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00ss1j0cleanBBC Radio 4/programmes/b00ss1j0The Mathematicians Who Helped EinsteinThis ten part history of mathematics from Newton to the present day, reveals the personalities behind the calculations: the passions and rivalries of mathematicians struggling to get their ideas heard. Professor Marcus du Sautoy shows how these masters of abstraction find a role in the real world and proves that mathematics is the driving force behind modern science.
Today, the pioneering nineteenth century mathematicians who helped Albert Einstein with his maths: Jonas Bolyai, Nicolas Loachevski and Bernhard Riemann. Without the mathematics to describe curved space and multiple dimensions, the theory of relativity doesn't really work.
Producer: Anna Buckley.The pioneering 19th-century mathematicians who helped Albert Einstein with his maths.This ten part history of mathematics from Newton to the present day, reveals the personalities behind the calculations: the passions and rivalries of mathematicians struggling to get their ideas heard. Professor Marcus du Sautoy shows how these masters of abstraction find a role in the real world and proves that mathematics is the driving force behind modern science.
Today, the pioneering nineteenth century mathematicians who helped Albert Einstein with his maths: Jonas Bolyai, Nicolas Loachevski and Bernhard Riemann. Without the mathematics to describe curved space and multiple dimensions, the theory of relativity doesn't really work.
Producer: Anna Buckley.Mon, 21 Jun 2010 00:00:00 +0000832http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/radio4/maths/maths_20100929-2330.mp3http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00ss1jgcleanBBC Radio 4/programmes/b00ss1jgCarl Friedrich GaussThis ten part history of mathematics from Newton to the present day, reveals the personalities behind the calculations: the passions and rivalries of mathematicians struggling to get their ideas heard. Professor Marcus du Sautoy shows how these masters of abstraction find a role in the real world and proves that mathematics is the driving force behind modern science.
It was the German scientist and mathematician, Carl Friedrich Gauss, who said mathematics was the Queen of Science. One of his many mathematical breakthroughs, the Gaussian or normal distribution, is the lifeblood of statistics. It underpins modern medicine and is a valuable tool in the fight against prejudice.
Producer: Anna Buckley.How the Gaussian or normal distribution underpins modern medicine.This ten part history of mathematics from Newton to the present day, reveals the personalities behind the calculations: the passions and rivalries of mathematicians struggling to get their ideas heard. Professor Marcus du Sautoy shows how these masters of abstraction find a role in the real world and proves that mathematics is the driving force behind modern science.
It was the German scientist and mathematician, Carl Friedrich Gauss, who said mathematics was the Queen of Science. One of his many mathematical breakthroughs, the Gaussian or normal distribution, is the lifeblood of statistics. It underpins modern medicine and is a valuable tool in the fight against prejudice.
Producer: Anna Buckley.Fri, 18 Jun 2010 00:00:00 +0000829http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/radio4/maths/maths_20100929-2315.mp3http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00ss0lfcleanBBC Radio 4/programmes/b00ss0lfEvariste GaloisThis ten part history of mathematics from Newton to the present day, reveals the personalities behind the calculations: the passions and rivalries of mathematicians struggling to get their ideas heard. Professor Marcus du Sautoy shows how these masters of abstraction find a role in the real world and proves that mathematics is the driving force behind modern science.
Today how the mathematics of the French revolutionary, Evariste Galois, has proved invaluable to particle physicists working today. The mathematics that Galois began, over two hundred years ago, now absolutely describes the fundamental particles that make up our universe.
Producer: Anna Buckley.How the maths begun by Evariste Galois describes the particles that make up our universe.This ten part history of mathematics from Newton to the present day, reveals the personalities behind the calculations: the passions and rivalries of mathematicians struggling to get their ideas heard. Professor Marcus du Sautoy shows how these masters of abstraction find a role in the real world and proves that mathematics is the driving force behind modern science.
Today how the mathematics of the French revolutionary, Evariste Galois, has proved invaluable to particle physicists working today. The mathematics that Galois began, over two hundred years ago, now absolutely describes the fundamental particles that make up our universe.
Producer: Anna Buckley.Thu, 17 Jun 2010 00:00:00 +0000823http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/radio4/maths/maths_20100928-2330.mp3http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00ss0lccleanBBC Radio 4/programmes/b00ss0lcJoseph FourierThis ten part history of mathematics from Newton to the present day, reveals the personalities behind the calculations: the passions and rivalries of mathematicians struggling to get their ideas heard. Professor Marcus du Sautoy shows how these masters of abstraction find a role in the real world and proves that mathematics is the driving force behind modern science.
Today, the mathematics of Joseph Fourier. It's thanks to his mathematical insight that you can hear Marcus on the radio and that Brian Eno can create sounds that have never been heard before.
Producer: Anna Buckley.How Joseph Fourier's mathematics transformed our understanding of heat, light and sound.This ten part history of mathematics from Newton to the present day, reveals the personalities behind the calculations: the passions and rivalries of mathematicians struggling to get their ideas heard. Professor Marcus du Sautoy shows how these masters of abstraction find a role in the real world and proves that mathematics is the driving force behind modern science.
Today, the mathematics of Joseph Fourier. It's thanks to his mathematical insight that you can hear Marcus on the radio and that Brian Eno can create sounds that have never been heard before.
Producer: Anna Buckley.Wed, 16 Jun 2010 00:00:00 +0000850http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/radio4/maths/maths_20100928-2315.mp3http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00ss0l9cleanBBC Radio 4/programmes/b00ss0l9Leonard EulerThis ten part history of mathematics reveals the personalities behind the calculations: the passions and rivalries of mathematicians struggling to get their ideas heard. Professor Marcus du Sautoy shows how these masters of abstraction find a role in the real world and proves that mathematics is the driving force behind modern science.
Today, how the mathematics that Leonard Euler invented two hundred years ago has transformed the internet. Euler's solution to an eighteenth century conundrum paved the way for the search engines most of us use every day .
Producer: Anna Buckley.How a solution to a 1700s conundrum enables us to access information on the internet.This ten part history of mathematics reveals the personalities behind the calculations: the passions and rivalries of mathematicians struggling to get their ideas heard. Professor Marcus du Sautoy shows how these masters of abstraction find a role in the real world and proves that mathematics is the driving force behind modern science.
Today, how the mathematics that Leonard Euler invented two hundred years ago has transformed the internet. Euler's solution to an eighteenth century conundrum paved the way for the search engines most of us use every day .
Producer: Anna Buckley.Tue, 15 Jun 2010 00:00:00 +0000812http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/radio4/maths/maths_20100927-2315.mp3http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00ss0lkcleanBBC Radio 4/programmes/b00ss0lkNewton and LeibnizThis ten part history of mathematics reveals the personalities behind the calculations: the passions and rivalries of mathematicians struggling to get their ideas heard. Marcus du Sautoy shows how these masters of abstraction find a role in the real world and proves that mathematics is the driving force behind modern science.
Today, the story of two late 17th century mathematicians who worked on the same problem at the same time - the calculus - in which the great hero of British science, Newton, reveals himself to be a little less gentlemanly than his German rival, Leibniz. The calculus is one of the greatest achievements of mankind: an astronaut and an investment analyst pay homage to its enormous power.
Producer: Anna Buckley.An astronaut and an investment analyst pay homage to the enormous power of the calculus.This ten part history of mathematics reveals the personalities behind the calculations: the passions and rivalries of mathematicians struggling to get their ideas heard. Marcus du Sautoy shows how these masters of abstraction find a role in the real world and proves that mathematics is the driving force behind modern science.
Today, the story of two late 17th century mathematicians who worked on the same problem at the same time - the calculus - in which the great hero of British science, Newton, reveals himself to be a little less gentlemanly than his German rival, Leibniz. The calculus is one of the greatest achievements of mankind: an astronaut and an investment analyst pay homage to its enormous power.
Producer: Anna Buckley.Mon, 14 Jun 2010 00:00:00 +0000858http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/radio4/maths/maths_20100927-2300.mp3http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00sr3fmcleanBBC Radio 4/programmes/b00sr3fm