Maths, the Simpson's, and Fermat's Last Theorem (ft. Simon Singh)
The Simpson's might be one of the most successful TV shows ever written, but it's also the most mathematical! Science writer Simon Singh shares the in-jokes, hidden references and maths tributes from the show, as well as his own love of Fermat's infamous Last Theorem and why it's important to stretch young mathematicians. Plus we ponder the point of proofs and have a go at disproving the Collatz Conjecture.
Mixtape: 1. Car 67 by Driver 67 2. 7, 8, 9 by Barenaked Ladies 3. 99 Luftballoons by Nene 4. Big Bang Theory Theme by Barenaked Ladies 5. 39 by Queen 6. 9 Million Bicycles by Katie Melua
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