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Hannah looks at why maths can fail and asks what the limits of maths are.
Hannah explores how have algorithms taken control of our lives and now guide almost everything that we do.
In Lecture one, Hannah seeks to find the luckiest member of the audience.
Join Marcus du Sautoy in an exploration of the mysterious primes, the atoms of mathematics.
Follow Marcus du Sautoy as he takes a tour through the mathematical and cultural world of shapes in 2, 3 and 4 dimensions, fractal geometry ad infinite length.
In his third Christmas Lecture, Marcus du Sautoy explores why certain games are won and lost on the first move and how lateral thinking can unlock the most fiendish brainteasers.
In his penultimate Christmas Lecture, Professor Marcus du Sautoy investigates the clever ways people have hidden messages and how mathematicians turned from code breakers to code makers.
In his final Christmas Lecture, Marcus du Sautoy reveals why there is still a long way to go until mathematics can be used as the ultimate fortune teller.
From traffic jams to financial markets - how does self-organised behaviour emerge in time despite a seemingly chaotic environment?
The 1997 Lectures draw to a close by taking an in-depth look at the truth and beauty of patterns.
For mathematicians, there is order to be found everywhere, even in disorder. Professor Stewart sets out to do what man has attempted since the dawn of time, as he endeavours to make sense out of chaos.
Life is a game of chance. This Lecture examines probability - the fascinating and frustrating laws which govern chance. Plus, how to win money next time you're at a party with over 23 people...
How do we walk? Why do we walk the way we do? And just what are kangaroos up to?
This opening Lecture introduces the concept that far from being a dusty collection of rules about angles and equations, mathematics is the magic thread which binds our universe.
Our ability to make very precise measurements has impacted the progress of science in innumerable positive ways, but is it possible to take it too far?
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