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The Universal Language of Mathematics

Marcus du Sautoy, George Szpiro

28/02/2010 12:45 pm

The two mathematicians, known for their ability to make their science understandable and enjoyable to the most reluctant person, discussed the unreasonable effectiveness of mathematics, a universal language that transcends physical and cultural barriers.

Marcus du Sautoy

Marcus du Sautoy is the Simonyi Professor for the Public Understanding of Science and Professor of Mathematics at the University of Oxford, an author, frequent broadcaster and presenter of, most recently, BBC Radio 4’s A Brief History of Mathematics and BBC Four’s Precision: The Measure of All Things.

George Szpiro

George Szpiro left the business world and academia for journalism and to make mathematics understandable in his highly praised books, Poincaré’s Prize, The Secret Life of Number and Kepler’s Conjecture.