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The Mathematical Mind with Cedric Villani

Tom Sutcliffe discusses maths with Cedric Villani, Vicky Neale, Zia Haider Rahman and Morgan Matthews.

On Start the Week Tom Sutcliffe finds out what goes on inside the mind of a mathematician. Cédric Villani explains the obsession and inspiration which led him to being awarded the Fields Medal, 'the mathematicians' Nobel Prize' in 2010. Zia Haider Rahman combines pure maths, investment banking and human rights in his exploration of how abstract theory can impact on real life. Vicky Neale reveals the beauty of prime numbers, while the director Morgan Matthews finds love in his film x+y at the International Mathematics Olympiad.
Producer: Katy Hickman.

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Mon 9 Mar 2015 21:30

Cedric Villani

Cédric Villani is a French mathematician who has received many international awards for his work.  He is a professor at Lyon University and Director of the Institut Henri Poincaré in Paris.

Birth of a Theorem: A Mathematical Adventure is published by The Bodley Head.

Vicky Neale

Vicky Neale is the Whitehead Lecturer at the Mathematical Institute and Balliol College, University of Oxford.

Morgan Matthews

Morgan Matthews is a BAFTA award-winning documentary director.

X+Y goes on general release on Friday 13 March.

Zia Haider Rahman

Zia Haider Rahman is a novelist.

In the Light of What We Know is out in paperback.


Role Contributor
Presenter Tom Sutcliffe
Interviewed Guest Cedric Villani
Interviewed Guest Zia Haider Rahman
Interviewed Guest Vicky Neale
Interviewed Guest Morgan Matthews
Producer Katy Hickman


  • Mon 9 Mar 2015 09:00
  • Mon 9 Mar 2015 21:30

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