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Magic Numbers

Season 1
Math - love it or loathe it, the universe couldn’t function without it. In this fascinating BBC science documentary series, acclaimed mathematician Dr. Hannah Fry explores the mystery of math and the wonder of numbers. She asks if math was discovered, or invented, by mankind. Where does math come from, why is it so important to the modern world and where exactly does infinity start and end?
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  1. 1. Numbers as God
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    October 9, 2018
    Was math invented by humans or has it always been there, waiting to be found? In this fun and funny BBC science documentary, Dr. Hannah Fry goes back to the time of the ancient Greeks as she begins her journey into math. She discovers the connection between beautiful music and numbers and finds that even some of the smallest structures in nature, such as viruses, seem to follow numerical rules.
  2. 2. Expanded Horizons
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    October 16, 2018
    Can infinity really come in a variety of sizes? Hannah Fry continues her investigation into numbers in this BBC science documentary and discovers that the world of math has a tendency to get weird. While speeding down a zip wire can certainly illustrate the power of gravity, she also finds that math has rules, but those rules can change. So are humans still just getting to grips with the basics?
  3. 3. Weirder and Weirder
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    October 23, 2018
    Is math an ever-shifting concept or is it simply something that humans will never fully grasp? As Hannah Fry delves deeper into the world of math in this BBC science documentary, she discovers a series of baffling paradoxes. Some mathematical theories have been undermined by modern thought, some consistently evolve, while others, like Einstein’s ideas, have proven to be fundamental.

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Graeme ThomsonDan Kendall
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