To Infinity and Beyond
Mathematics in Modern TimesStreaming Video - 2009
In this program, Professor Marcus du Sautoy addresses mathematical advances of 20th-century Europe and America. Topics include Georg Cantorâ€TMs exploration of the concept of infinity; chaos theory, formulated by Henri PoincarÃ©; Kurt GÃ¶delâ€TMs incompleteness theorems; the work of AndrÃ© Weil and his colleagues with algebraic geometry; and the influence of Alexander Grothendieck, whose ideas have influenced mathematical thinking about the hidden structures behind all mathematics. The program concludes by considering one of the great as-yet-unsolved problems of mathematics: the Riemann Hypothesis. Original Open University title: To Infinity and Beyond.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, , c2008
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (59 min.) : sd., col., digital file
Uniform Title: Mathematics in modern times