Jean-Baptiste Michel:
The mathematics of history

TED2012 · 4:26 · Filmed Feb 2012

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