How do we know there are an infinite number of primes? Dr James Grime explains, with a bit of help from Euclid.
An exclusive poll shows Americans crave stronger mathematics, science schooling for U.S. kids and have a pretty strong grasp of the subjects themselves.
Mathematics has little surprises that are designed to test and push your mental limits. The following 12 simple math problems prove outstandingly controversial among students of math, but are nonetheless facts. They’re paradoxes and idiosyncrasies of probability. And they’re guaranteed to start an argument or two.
Can you ever travel from one place to another? Ancient Greek philosopher Zeno of Elea gave a convincing argument that all motion is impossible – but where’s the flaw in his logic? Colm Kelleher illustrates how to resolve Zeno’s Dichotomy Paradox.
Here is what happened next when we filmed our radioactive random numbers.
A chat about some of the ways legendary physicist Richard Feynman cracked safes (filing cabinets) at Los Alamos during the Manhattan Project. Discussed by Professor Roger Bowley.
Papers from Benoit Mandelbrot’s office offer a peek into the mathematician’s thinking process. His work and that of his contemporaries show how images can inform theory and discovery.
The State of Indiana nearly passed a law which would have made Pi equal 3.2 – strange but true. More Pi videos from Numberphile:http://bit.ly/W4oDN1 This video features Dr James Grime -https://twitter.com/jamesgrime The video about squaring circles is being edited and will be coming soon. A note to potentially disgruntled viewers about making this video longer […]
What’s commonly called the Fibonacci sequence is proven to exist by way of fractals in everything from human and plant DNA to the world’s financial markets. Popular television shows, such as CBS’s Numbers, regularly highlight the usefulness of the Fibonacci sequence. Fibonacci even played a star role in Dan Brown’s mega worldwide bestselling book, The […]
Talking about Grapheme to Colour Synesthesia with Alex from Bite Sci-Zed. Do you see numbers as colours? Leave a comment.
Pi is famously calculated to trillions of digits – but Dr James Grime says 39 is probably enough. All our Pi videos: http://bit.ly/W4oDN1 An extra note from Dr Grime: “Since pi39 ends in 0, you may think we could use pi38 instead – which has even fewer digits. Unfortunately, the rounding errors of pi38 are ten […]
When two people join a dating website, they are matched according to shared interests and how they answer a number of personal questions. But how do sites calculate the likelihood of a successful relationship? Christian Rudder, one of the founders of popular dating site OKCupid, details the algorithm behind ‘hitting it off.’ Lesson by Christian […]