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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. The transcript and downloadable versions of the lecture are available from the Gresham College website: http://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/the-great-mathematicians Gresham College has been giving free public lectures since 1597. This tradition continues today with all of our five or so public lectures a week being made available for free download from our website. http://www.gresham.ac.uk
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A short introduction to Professor Flood’s lecture on Isaac Newton. Though Newton’s work is of foundational importance, very little is said about the man himself. Professor Flood describe Newton as a “suspicious, neurotic and tortured personality” and explains why we should be greatful to know his work, even if we don’t know the man. Raymond Flood is Gresham Professor of Geometry. Information on his ongoing series of free public lectures is available here: http://www.gresham.ac.uk/great-mathematicians-great-mathematics More information on Professor Flood can be found here: http://www.gresham.ac.uk/professors-and-speakers/professor-raymond-flood Gresham College has been giving free public lectures since 1597. This tradition continues today with all of our five or so public lectures a week being made available for free download from our website. There are currently over 1,600 lectures free to access or download from the website. Website: http://www.gresham.ac.uk Twitter:http://twitter.com/GreshamCollege Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/greshamcollege
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In this short introduction to Euler and his work, Professor Raymond Flood talks about Euler’s enormous contribution to mathematics. As well as being one of the most prolific mathematicians of all time, Euler is often regarded as one of the most intellectually elegant. His work has been frequently voted as the most beautiful of all time. Raymond Flood is Gresham Professor of Geometry. Information on his ongoing series of free public lectures is available here: http://www.gresham.ac.uk/great-mathematicians-great-mathematics More information on Professor Flood can be found here: http://www.gresham.ac.uk/professors-and-speakers/professor-raymond-flood Gresham College has been giving free public lectures since 1597. This tradition continues today with all of our five or so public lectures a week being made available for free download from our website. There are currently over 1,600 lectures free to access or download from the website. Website: http://www.gresham.ac.uk Twitter:http://twitter.com/GreshamCollege Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/greshamcollege
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Mobius is perhaps best known for his topological form, the Mobius Band, but whilst this is treated as a mathematical curiosity, its hugely important in the study of topology and cosmology. Professor Raymond Flood, Gresham Professor of Geometry explains how Mobius work informs everything from the shape of the universe to the study of polyhedra. Raymond Flood is Gresham Professor of Geometry. Information on his ongoing series of free public lectures is available here: http://www.gresham.ac.uk/great-mathematicians-great-mathematics More information on Professor Flood can be found here: http://www.gresham.ac.uk/professors-and-speakers/professor-raymond-flood Gresham College has been giving free public lectures since 1597. This tradition continues today with all of our five or so public lectures a week being made available for free download from our website. There are currently over 1,600 lectures free to access or download from the website. Website: http://www.gresham.ac.uk Twitter:http://twitter.com/GreshamCollege Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/greshamcollege
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Gresham Professor of Geometry, Professor Raymond Flood, introduces us to his 2014-15 lecture series on the lives and work of the greatest Mathematicians in history. From Fermat to Euler, Fourier to Cantor, Professor Flood will examine the biography of each, placing their work in it historical context. Then, through examples and applications, he explains the importance of their work to modern mathematics. Raymond Flood is Gresham Professor of Geometry at Gresham College. Information on her ongoing series of free public lectures is available here: http://www.gresham.ac.uk/great-mathematicians-great-mathematics More information on Professor Flood can be found here: http://www.gresham.ac.uk/professors-and-speakers/professor-raymond-flood Gresham College has been giving free public lectures since 1597. This tradition continues today with all of our five or so public lectures a week being made available for free download from our website. There are currently over 1,600 lectures free to access or download from the website. Website: http://www.gresham.ac.uk Twitter:http://twitter.com/GreshamCollege Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/greshamcollege
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Professor Flood discusses the importance of Gresham College as a source of tertiary education and its role in the wider education industry. Raymond Flood is Gresham Professor of Geometry. Information on his ongoing series of free public lectures is available here: http://www.gresham.ac.uk/great-mathematicians-great-mathematics More information on Professor Flood can be found here: http://www.gresham.ac.uk/professors-and-speakers/professor-raymond-flood Gresham College has been giving free public lectures since 1597. This tradition continues today with all of our five or so public lectures a week being made available for free download from our website. There are currently over 1,600 lectures free to access or download from the website. Website: http://www.gresham.ac.uk Twitter:http://twitter.com/GreshamCollege Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/greshamcollege
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This short video is a candid interview with Gresham Professor of Geometry and all round academic superstar, Professor Raymond Flood. If you’ve ever been curious about what leads a professor to Gresham College and what they work on when they’re not giving lectures, this videos has all the answers. Raymond Flood is Gresham Professor of Geometry. Information on his ongoing series of free public lectures is available here: http://www.gresham.ac.uk/great-mathematicians-great-mathematics More information on Professor Flood can be found here: http://www.gresham.ac.uk/professors-and-speakers/professor-raymond-flood Gresham College has been giving free public lectures since 1597. This tradition continues today with all of our five or so public lectures a week being made available for free download from our website. There are currently over 1,600 lectures free to access or download from the website. Website: http://www.gresham.ac.uk Twitter:http://twitter.com/GreshamCollege Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/greshamcollege