Daily Archives: March 17, 2011

Are Mathematicians Creative?

Is doing research in mathematics a creative process? When mathematicians talk of their subject as beautiful, what do they mean? What are their motivations? Their dreams? Their disappointments? Produced by Chrystal Cherniwchan, Azita Ghassemi and Prof. Jon Keating, this film … Continue reading

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The Tribe of Mathematicians

Meet a place that is sufficiently special and remote : Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences It is tempting to lump all mathematicians together. However, within mathematics, there are individuals who are only interested in “pure” mathematics, and there are … Continue reading

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A Mathematical Mystery Tour (In Popular Terms)

The UK version of a documentary which looks at the development of mathematics in popular terms and highlights some of the great unsolved problems of the time. Broadcast as a documentary in the BBC “Horizon” series in late 1984.

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Fermat’s Last Theorem

Pierre de Fermat Fermat’s Last Theorem The readers may ask themselves, “How a mathematical theorem was turned into prime time TV?” Simon Singh and John Lynch’s film (BBC 1996) tells the enthralling and emotional story of Andrew Wiles. A quiet … Continue reading

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