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Author: Larkin McPheeBob MorrisWayne PalmerIra FlatowWNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.)All authors
Publisher: Princeton, NJ : Films for the Humanities and Sciences, ©2004.
Series: Big ideas (Princeton, N.J.)
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Filmed at Princeton's renowned Institute for Advanced Study, National Public Radio's Ira Flatow introduces viewers to some of today's greatest minds through intimate, cross-disciplinary conversations that spotlight science, mathematics, history, linguistics, art, and music. This program brings together six icons of intellect--mathematician John Nash, mathematical biologist Martin Nowak, mathematician Enrico  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction television programs
Documentary television programs
Named Person: John F Nash, Jr.; M A Nowak; Enrico Bombieri; Freeman J Dyson; Robert Taub; Clifford Geertz; Enrico Bombieri; Freeman J Dyson; Clifford Geertz; John F Nash; M A Nowak; Robert Taub
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Larkin McPhee; Bob Morris; Wayne Palmer; Ira Flatow; WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.); Educational Broadcasting Corporation.; Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
ISBN: 0736574972 9780736574976
OCLC Number: 53217558
Notes: This disc has been recorded using DVD-R equipment and may not play in all DVD players or drives.
Credits: Editors, Andrew Ford, Mark Sutton, Terence Ziegler ; director of photography, Marc Kroll ; music by Michael Bacon.
Performer(s): Hosted by Ira Flatow; commentators, Marina von Neumann Whitman, John Nash, Harold Kuhn, Martin Nowak, Enrico Bombieri, Freeman Dyson, Robert Taub, Clifford Geertz.
Event notes: Originally produced as a series of documentary television programs in 2003.
Description: 1 videodisc (58 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD-R.
Contents: Real game --
Word play --
Big math --
Blast off --
Tempo talks --
Human touch.
Series Title: Big ideas (Princeton, N.J.)
Responsibility: written and produced by Larkin McPhee ; directed by Bob Morris, Wayne Palmer ; a production of Thirteen/WNET New York ; Educational Broadcasting Corporation.
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Filmed at Princeton's renowned Institute for Advanced Study, National Public Radio's Ira Flatow introduces viewers to some of today's greatest minds through intimate, cross-disciplinary conversations that spotlight science, mathematics, history, linguistics, art, and music. This program brings together six icons of intellect--mathematician John Nash, mathematical biologist Martin Nowak, mathematician Enrico Bombieri, mathematical physicist Freeman Dyson, pianist Robert Taub, and cultural anthropologist Clifford Geertz--who talk about milestones on their roads to success. The conversation ranges far and wide, covering topics such as game theory, the evolution and cultural adaptation of language, the Riemann hypothesis, genetic engineering, nuclear-powered spacecraft, the ethnography of Southeast Asia and North Africa, Beethoven's piano sonatas, and even the movie "A Beautiful Mind."

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