Simon Singh offers fascinating new insights into the celebrated television series The Simpsons: That the show drip-feeds morsels of number theory into the minds of its viewers - indeed, that there are so many mathematical references in the show, and in its sister program, Futurama, that they could form the basis of an entire university course.
"Print probably better than audio"
Author, journalist and TV producer Dr Simon Singh joins Robin Morgan to discuss his book, Fermat's Last Theorem, which is now available for the first time on Audible. In Fermat's Last Theorem: The Story of a Riddle That Confounded the World's Greatest Minds for 358 Years, Singh tells the story of Andrew Wiles, who, in 1993, claimed that he had solved a mathematical puzzle that had been confounding intellectuals for centuries.
'I have a truly marvellous demonstration of this proposition which this margin is too narrow to contain.' It was with these words, written in the 1630s, that Pierre de Fermat intrigued and infuriated the mathematics community. For over 350 years, proving Fermat's Last Theorem was the most notorious unsolved mathematical problem, a puzzle whose basics most children could grasp but whose solution eluded the greatest minds in the world.
Ein neuer Wissenschaftskrimi von Simon Singh: der immerwährende Kampf um die sicherste Methode, geheime Botschaften zu verschlüsseln - oder zu knacken.