The Great Mathematicians

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A lecture to mark the publication of Robin Wilson and Raymond Flood's new book.  Mathematics pervades our daily lives.  Our credit cards and the nation's defence are kept secure largely due to the properties of prime numbers, and mathematics is intimately involved whenever we fly in an aeroplane, predict the weather or analyse data.  But what mathematics is involved, and who first introduced it?  Raymond Flood and Robin Wilson describe some interesting mathematicians' contributions.

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This event was on Wed, 19 Oct 2011

Professor Robin Wilson

Professor Robin Wilson

Professor of Geometry

Professor Robin Wilson is Emeritus Gresham Professor of Geometry, a Professor in the Department of Mathematics at the Open University, and a Stipendiary Lecturer at Pembroke College, Oxford.

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Professor Raymond Flood

Professor of Geometry

Raymond Flood has spent most of his academic life promoting mathematics and computing to adult audiences, mainly through his position as University Lecturer at Oxford University, in the Continuing Education Department and at Kellogg College.

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