A Brief History of Mathematics episodesavailable now on BBC iPlayer

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  1. Nicolas Bourbaki

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    Available since Fri, 25 Jun 2010.
    10/10. Nicolas Bourbaki, the mathematician that never was.
  2. Hardy and Ramanujan

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    Available since Thu, 24 Jun 2010.
    9/10. GH Hardy, whose work inspired the millions of codes that help to keep the internet safe.
  3. Henri Poincare

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    Available since Wed, 23 Jun 2010.
    8/10. Professor Marcus du Sautoy argues that mathematics drives science.
  4. Georg Cantor

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    Available since Tue, 22 Jun 2010.
    7/10. Professor Marcus du Sautoy argues that mathematics drives science.
  5. The mathematicians who helped Einstein

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    Available since Mon, 21 Jun 2010.
    6/10. Bernhard Riemann, the man who showed mathematicians how to see in four or more dimensions.
  6. Carl Friedrich Gauss

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    Available since Fri, 18 Jun 2010.
    5/10. How the Gaussian or normal distribution underpins modern medicine.
  7. Evariste Galois

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    Available since Thu, 17 Jun 2010.
    4/10. How the maths begun by Evariste Galois describes the particles that make up our universe.
  8. Joseph Fourier

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    Available since Wed, 16 Jun 2010.
    3/10. How Joseph Fourier's mathematics transformed our understanding of heat, light and sound.
  9. Leonard Euler

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    Available since Tue, 15 Jun 2010.
    2/10. How a solution to a 1700s conundrum enables us to access information on the internet.
  10. Newton and Leibniz

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    Available since Mon, 14 Jun 2010.
    1/10. An astronaut and an investment analyst pay homage to the enormous power of the calculus.