RT Video/DVD DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 639279461 LA In English with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing. T1 To infinity and beyond : [mathematics in modern times] A1 Du Sautoy, Marcus,, Berry, David,, British Broadcasting Corporation., British Broadcasting Corporation., Television Service., Open University., Films Media Group., Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm), PB Films for the Humanities & Sciences PP Hamilton, NJ YR 2009 AB In this program, Professor Marcus du Sautoy addresses mathematical advances of 20th-century Europe and America. Topics include Georg Cantor's exploration of the concept of infinity; chaos theory, formulated by Henri Poincaré; Kurt Gödel's incompleteness theorems; the work of André Weil and his colleagues with algebraic geometry; and the influence of Alexander Grothendieck, whose ideas have influenced mathematical thinking about the hidden structures behind all mathematics. The program concludes by considering one of the great as-yet-unsolved problems of mathematics: the Riemann Hypothesis. Series: Without mathematics, there would be no physics, chemistry, or astronomy. No architecture. No commerce. No accurate maps or precise time-keeping, therefore no dependable long-range navigation. No geometry, statistics, or calculations of any kind. No computers. In this four-part series, University of Oxford Professor Marcus du Sautoy takes viewers on a journey through the ages and around the world to trace the development of mathematics and see how math has shaped human civilization.