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A Brief History of Mathematics Episode guide

  1. Nicolas Bourbaki

    10/10 Prof Marcus du Sautoy presents Nicolas Bourbaki, the mathematician that never was.

    First broadcast: 25 Jun 2010

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  2. Hardy and Ramanujan

    9/10 GH Hardy, whose work inspired the millions of codes that help to keep the internet safe.

    First broadcast: 24 Jun 2010

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  3. Henri Poincare

    8/10 Marcus du Sautoy introduces the man whose mathematical insight gave rise to chaos theory.

    First broadcast: 23 Jun 2010

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  4. Georg Cantor

    7/10 Prof Marcus du Sautoy introduces Georg Cantor and his theory of transfinite numbers.

    First broadcast: 22 Jun 2010

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  5. The Mathematicians Who Helped Einstein

    6/10 The pioneering 19th-century mathematicians who helped Albert Einstein with his maths.

    First broadcast: 21 Jun 2010

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  6. Carl Friedrich Gauss

    5/10 How the Gaussian or normal distribution underpins modern medicine.

    First broadcast: 18 Jun 2010

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  7. Evariste Galois

    4/10 How the maths begun by Evariste Galois describes the particles that make up our universe.

    First broadcast: 17 Jun 2010

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  8. Joseph Fourier

    3/10 How Joseph Fourier's mathematics transformed our understanding of heat, light and sound.

    First broadcast: 16 Jun 2010

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  9. Leonard Euler

    2/10 How a solution to a 1700s conundrum enables us to access information on the internet.

    First broadcast: 15 Jun 2010

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  10. Newton and Leibniz

    1/10 An astronaut and an investment analyst pay homage to the enormous power of the calculus.

    First broadcast: 14 Jun 2010

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