Tuesday, June 22, 2010

A Brief History of Mathematics

I don´t know how the situation is in all your countries, but in Norway some people claim that we do not teach our children and youth enough hard science. You know, too much focus on drama, music and literature and other kinds of waste of time. Anyway, the blog is trying to do something about the situation today! At least you grown ups may listen to the BBC4 series "A Brief History of Mathematics", and please note the episode on Joseph Fourier. Fourier was Napoleon´s man, he described the greenhouse effect, and he even had theories that musicians may use today.
Why am I not surprised that Brian Eno is in this episode?
And hurry up, I think they remove these episodes after some time.

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