TED - Cédric Villani: What's so sexy about math?

Editor: Petter Reinholdtsen
Category: Samfunn
Uploaded: 07 Jun 2016
Length: 0:16:28 (filler)
First broadcast: June 25, 2017, 2:12 p.m.

Hidden truths permeate our world; they're inaccessible to our senses, but math allows us to go beyond our intuition to uncover their mysteries. In this survey of mathematical breakthroughs, Fields Medal winner Cédric Villani speaks to the thrill of discovery and details the sometimes perplexing life of a mathematician. "Beautiful mathematical explanations are not only for our pleasure," he says. "They change our vision of the world."

TED talk downloaded from The Internet Archive.