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01:26:00

#### Curious maths: finding the solution

by Various
Curious maths: finding the solution
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 7 years ago | 1015 views
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Unsolved problems in mathematics have intrigued us for centuries. It took over 350 years for anyone to provide a proof for Fermat's Last Theorem, considered by many as the most notorious problem in the history of mathematics, and no one has yet offer....

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01:26:00

#### Curious maths: finding the solution

by Various
Curious maths: finding the solution
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 7 years ago | 1025 views
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Unsolved problems in mathematics have intrigued us for centuries. It took over 350 years for anyone to provide a proof for FermatÕs Last Theorem, considered by many as the most notorious problem in the history of mathematics, and no one has yet offe....

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01:00:00

#### The secret mathematicians

by Marcus du Sautoy
The secret mathematicians
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 8 years ago | 1323 views
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Artists are constantly on the hunt for interesting new structures to frame their creative process. From composers to painters, writers to choreographers, the mathematician's palette of shapes, patterns and numbers has proved a powerful inspiration.

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01:03:00

#### Looking for patterns in the prime numbers

by Ben Green
Looking for patterns in the prime numbers
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 8 years ago | 1274 views
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The prime numbers 2, 3, 5, 7, 11, 13, 17... are those whole numbers with no factors, numbers that divide evenly into larger numbers, other than themselves and 1. They are the building blocks of arithmetic and have fascinated mathematicians for millen....

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01:09:00

#### The edges of the universe: black holes, horizons and strings

by Andrew Strominger
The edges of the universe: black holes, horizons and strings
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 8 years ago | 1283 views
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The visible universe has edges, known as event horizons, which surround a black hole or a region of space speeding away faster than light.  Event horizons are governed by a strikingly simple set of quantum laws which imply that black holes are at on....

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00:04:00

#### Queueing theory

by Bill Hammack
Queueing theory
for 11-14 and upwards,
Lectures | 11-14 and upwards | 10 years ago | 5206 views
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Bill introduces queueing theory and uses it to design the most efficient check out line

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00:57:00

#### Henry Briggs’ 400 years of geometry at Gresham College

by Robin Wilson
Henry Briggs’ 400 years of geometry at Gresham College
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 10 years ago | 1347 views
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Henry Briggs was the first Gresham Professor of Geometry. In this lecture he describes the College's early days, and surveys the history of the Geometry Chair over the succeeding 400 years.

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00:55:00

#### The Story of pi

by Robin Wilson
The Story of pi
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 10 years ago | 1001 views
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The 'circle number' pi has fascinated people for thousands of years. Who first called it pi? who had it engraved on their tombstone? who tried to pass a law declaring it to be 3.2? how can we find pi by tossing needles? and can one square the circle?

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00:45:00

#### The Mathematics of Web science.

by Jennifer Chayes
The Mathematics of Web science.
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 10 years ago | 1006 views
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The Web and associated technological and social networks provide both mathematical challenges and opportunities. How do we model the evolution of these networks taking into account both observed features and incentives?

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00:46:00

#### Enhancing communication and structured data on the Web

by David Karger
Enhancing communication and structured data on the Web
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 10 years ago | 1252 views
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Rigid interfaces force people to present or look at information the wrong way. We need a new generation of flexible Web tools that help people gather the information they want from wherever it is, organize it however they like, create the interaction....

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00:44:00

#### Towards a decentralised and personalised Web

by Anne-Marie Kermarrec
Towards a decentralised and personalised Web
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 10 years ago | 933 views
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Social networks and collaborative tagging systems have taken off at an unexpected scale and speed. Pretty much everyone now generates Web content. This represents a revolution in usage and a great opportunity to leverage collaborative knowledge to en....

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