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Episode Synopsis

Mathematics describes the real world of atoms and acorns, stars and stairs, with remarkable precision. So is mathematics invented by humans-like chisels and hammers and pieces of music? Or is mathematics discovered-always out there, somewhere, like mysterious islands waiting to be found?

Episode Segments

1. Roger Penrose
2. Bertram Malle
3. Gregory J. Chaitin
4. Stephen Wolfram
5. Frank Wilczek

Is Mathematics Invented or Discovered?

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