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Co-produced by the BBC and presented by Oxford professor Marcus du Sautoy, this miniseries covers such subjects as the invention of zero and the Riemann hypothesis, the contributions of great mathematicians including Pythagoras, Plato and Euclid, and some of the biggest unsolved problems that confronted math scholars in the 20th century. Also, du Sautoy examines key mathematical ideas and their influence on today's science, technology and culture.

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Marcus du Sautoy, Professor of Mathematics at the University of Oxford, looks at how fundamental mathematics affects our lives before exploring the mathematics of ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, and Greece.
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Marcus du Sautoy looks at some of the great unsolved problems that confront mathematics in the twentieth century and tells the stories of the mathematicians who would try to crack them.
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Visiting France to look at the work of Rene Descartes, an outstanding mathematician and theoretical physicist.
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Marcus du Sautoy visits China and explores how mathematics helped build imperial China and was at the heart of such amazing feats of engineering as the Great Wall.

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