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Numbers at Play

We all use numbers every day -- but some people have more fun with them than others. The talks in this Theme show off the amusements and amazements of math.

Look here for fresh ways to see and understand data ... for new patterns found in ancient cultures ... and for some good old-fashioned feats of numerical prestidigitation.

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Play_iconClayton Cameron: A-rhythm-etic. The math behind the beats

Clayton Cameron: A-rhythm-etic. The math behind the beats

05:57 Posted: Mar 2014

Views: 689,962 | Comments: 50

Play_iconAdam Spencer: Why I fell in love with monster prime numbers

Adam Spencer: Why I fell in love with monster prime numbers

17:17 Posted: Sep 2013

Views: 1,268,616 | Comments: 169

Play_iconJames B. Glattfelder: Who controls the world?

James B. Glattfelder: Who controls the world?

14:10 Posted: Feb 2013

Views: 1,895,258 | Comments: 294

Play_iconSanjay Pradhan: How open data is changing international aid

Sanjay Pradhan: How open data is changing international aid

14:26 Posted: Oct 2012

Views: 403,600 | Comments: 57

Play_iconMarco Tempest: A cyber-magic card trick like no other

Marco Tempest: A cyber-magic card trick like no other

06:35 Posted: Oct 2012

Views: 1,648,381 | Comments: 101

Play_iconJean-Baptiste Michel: The mathematics of history

Jean-Baptiste Michel: The mathematics of history

04:26 Posted: May 2012

Views: 829,350 | Comments: 90

Play_iconJoshua Foer: Feats of memory anyone can do

Joshua Foer: Feats of memory anyone can do

20:28 Posted: May 2012

Views: 2,988,584 | Comments: 176

Play_botw_iconScott Rickard: The beautiful math behind the ugliest music

Scott Rickard: The beautiful math behind the ugliest music

09:46 Posted: Jan 2012

Views: 257,097 | Comments: 169

Play_iconSebastian Wernicke: 1000 TEDTalks, 6 words

Sebastian Wernicke: 1000 TEDTalks, 6 words

07:34 Posted: Jan 2012

Views: 519,631 | Comments: 151

Play_iconDaniel Tammet: Different ways of knowing

Daniel Tammet: Different ways of knowing

10:53 Posted: Jun 2011

Views: 1,115,205 | Comments: 212

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