Because I happened to listen the BBC on the satellite radio on my flight back from Florida the other day, I just so happened to hear about a three-part series in their Discovery line which will probably be of interest to readers of this blog: Numbers that Shaped the World. Catchy, huh?
(Oh, I’d listen to part 1 today or tomorrow if I were you. I don’t know how long they keep things like this available online, but I doubt it’s forever.)
The BBC has a very good track record for producing pieces with mathematical content that really get at the heart of mathematical thinking, that are not, to put it bluntly, about apples.
So I’m looking forward to hearing this unfold. Join me, won’t you?