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Jean-Baptiste Michel:
The mathematics of history

TED2012 · 4:26 · Filmed Feb 2012
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Jean-Baptiste Michel: The mathematics of history
4:26 · Filmed February 2012 at TED2012 · Subtitles available in 36 languages

What can mathematics say about history? According to TED Fellow Jean-Baptiste Michel, quite a lot. From changes to language to the deadliness of wars, he shows how digitized history is just starting to reveal deep underlying patterns.

Data researcher
Jean-Baptiste Michel looks at how we can use large volumes of data to better understand our world. Full bio
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