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Mathematics Institute for Advanced Study School of MathematicsRyan O'Donnell Carnegie Mellon University and Member, IAS School of Mathematics Presented: April 20, 2011, Length: 01:47:59 The Unique Games Conjecture Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Cambridge, UKKalai, G, HUJI & YalePresented March 28, 2011 Length: 01:07:10 Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Cambridge, UKWidgerson, A, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, USPresented March 28, 2011 Length: 01:07:49 The power and weakness of randomness, when you are short on time (Rothschild Lecture) Stanford UniversityDonald Knuth: The Stanford Mathematics and Computer Science Video Lecture Series The well-known mathematician and computer scientist Donald Knuth inaugurates the Stanford Video Journal series in 1985 with a course entitled Problem Seminar that deals with unsolved problems in computer programming. This organic, trial and error approach to unsolved problems is an excellent example of the advantages that video has over print for the communication of the process of doing research in mathematics and computer science. Other classic Knuth lectures are available via his Stanford Home Page. Mathematical Sciences Research InstituteThe Mathematical Sciences Research Institute VMath Video Archive exists to further mathematical research through broadly based programs in the mathematical sciences and closely related activities. This library of open educational resources feature over 400 video lectures on math topics. These university level course are available for free download. BBC FilmsDangerous KnowledgeIn this one-off documentary, David Malone looks at four brilliant mathematicians - Georg Cantor, Ludwig Boltzmann, Kurt Gödel and Alan Turing - whose genius has profoundly affected us, but which tragically drove them insane and eventually led to them all committing suicide. |