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Well, I think we've done it. We've finally hit the bottom of the barrel of nerdism

So there are lots of good recommendations regarding maths books scattered around the forum but not so much pop-sci-type documentaries on maths. What have you enjoyed and do you recommend?

I suppose we'll allow physics related stuff here too but try to keep it 'maths' based rather than 'history of cosmos' based, please.
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Well, I think we've done it. We've finally hit the bottom of the barrel of nerdism

So there are lots of good recommendations regarding maths books scattered around the forum but not so much pop-sci-type documentaries on maths. What have you enjoyed and do you recommend?

I suppose we'll allow physics related stuff here too but try to keep it 'maths' based rather than 'history of cosmos' based, please.
I love the 'Fermat's last theorem' documentary about Andrew Wiles! Unless you are looking for more Maybe Good Will Hunting realm? haha
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Watched Fermat's Last Theorem last night, actually, after making this thread. It was okay. More of a 'history of maths' rather than an easily accessible programme about maths. Do such things exist? They seem to for physics!
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Anything that Marcus du Sautoy has done for the BBC is the kinda thing you're looking for I guess. I've enjoyed the shows he's done in the past though that School of Hard Sums he did with Dara O'briain was pretty hit and miss.
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'The man who new infinity' haven't watched myself but heard good things about it
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The Story of Maths by Marcus du Sautoy (You can probably find it on youtube)

A Brief History of Mathematics by Marcus du Sautoy
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00s...odes/downloads

Some more on BBC
http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/features...s/mathematics/
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00s...odes/downloads

Ramanujan: Letters from an Indian Clerk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OARGZ1xXCxs

Some more documentaries
https://cosmolearning.org/mathematics/documentaries/
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you might like Prof Zeeman's 1978 christmas lecture series
http://richannel.org/christmas-lectu...g-and-knotting
http://richannel.org/christmas-lectu...s-and-geometry
http://richannel.org/christmas-lectu...nd-perspective
http://richannel.org/christmas-lectu...-and-evolution
http://richannel.org/christmas-lectu...aves-and-music

DuSautoy too http://richannel.org/christmas-lectu...rcus-du-sautoy
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