Numbers as Gods

Hannah goes back to the time of the ancient Greeks to find out what was the fascination with music and maths

Expanded Horizons

Hannah travels to Halle in Germany on the trail of perhaps one of the greatest mathematicians of the 20thcentury Georg Cantor

Weirder and Weirder

Hannah concludes that while we have invented the language of maths, the structure behind it all is something we discover

The Series

In this three-part series presented by Dr Hannah Fry, we will journey through the evolution of maths from its philosophical origins to its status as a universal language and the foundation for all of science. We’ll meet the great thinkers whose breakthroughs have shaped the language of maths, and with it our understanding of the world. As we travel from the past into the future, we’ll discover that this language is far from complete, as we search to answer one of science’s most profound questions: Where did Maths come from – was it invented or simply discovered by humans.

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