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Panel discussion with Dr June Barrow-Green, Professor Marcus du Sautoy OBE and Professor Ian Stewart FRS as part of the 2013 Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition.
Unsolved problems in mathematics have intrigued us for centuries. It took over 350 years for anyone to provide a proof for Fermat’s Last Theorem, considered by many as the most notorious problem in the history of mathematics, and no one has yet offered a proof for the Riemann Hypothesis, first proposed in 1859. These mysteries have become an obsession to some people, who have devoted years of their lives trying to understand them. But why do we bother? What is the significance of overcoming these challenges? Join our panel of mathematicians as they reveal the fascinating stories behind these mathematical endeavours and discuss why it is so important that we remain curious about finding solutions.
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The Royal Society
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