Thursday, November 02, 2006

The Poincare Conjecture on the Radio

I just thought I'd quickly mention that Melvyn Bragg has again chosen mathematics as the subject matter for his Radio 4 programme In Our Time. This time it's on the Poincaré conjecture. Again I'm amazed. Given that this is a series about all aspects of human culture, I think mathematics is actually being well represented. Downloadable as an mp3 from the BBC web site or through iTunes as a podcast.

1 comment:

Alexandre Borovik said...

The two mathematician guests, Marcus dy Sautoy and Ian Stewart did their homework and carefully set up the scene, explaining why topological consideration are important in mathematics of space travel. It was popularisation of mathematics at its best.

Melvynn Bragg was obviously enchanted by the image of a 2-dimensional lasso thrown around our universe, he returned to it again and again.

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