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Henri Poincare

Marcus du Sautoy argues that mathematics is the driving force behind modern science: Henri Poincare, maths and problems.

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

From 2010.

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15 minutes

Last on

Thu 22 Aug 2019 02:15

Broadcasts

  • Wed 23 Jun 2010 15:45
  • Thu 30 Sep 2010 23:45
  • Wed 12 Feb 2014 13:45
  • Wed 21 Aug 2019 14:15
  • Thu 22 Aug 2019 02:15

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