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Magic Numbers: Hannah Fry's Mysterious World of Maths

Magic Numbers: Hannah Fry's Mysterious World of Maths

Weirder and Weirder

Dr. Hannah Fry explores a paradox at the heart of modern math discovered by Bertrand Russell, which undermines the very foundations of logic upon which all math is built. These flaws suggest that math isn't a true part of the universe, but might just be a human language - fallible and imprecise. However, Hannah argues that Einstein's theoretical equations, such as E=mc2, and his theory of general relativity, are so good at predicting the universe that they must be reflecting some basic structure...
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  • program length: 59 minutes
  • episode #103

Wednesday, January 20 at 9:00 pm on 12.1


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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.