Magic Numbers

We think of math as a universal language, transcending time and place - an absolute truth. But is it really? In this 3 part series, mathematician Hannah Fry asks what do numbers and formulae actually mean or represent? Are they a statement of logic, an invention of the human mind or a discovery of objects in the universe?

Episodes

Air Date: April 03, 2019 - 58:43
Hannah Fry explores what math can reveal about the fundamental building blocks of the universe - the subatomic, quantum world.
Air Date: March 27, 2019 - 57:45
Hannah Fry travels down the fastest zip wire in the world to learn more about Newton's ideas on gravity
Air Date: March 20, 2019 - 57:50
Hannah Fry goes back to the time of the ancient Greeks to find out why they were so fascinated by the connection between beautiful music and math.