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Jordan Ellenberg is a mathematician and author of Shape and How Not to Be Wrong. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - Secret Sauce: https://wondery.com/shows/secret-sauce/ - ExpressVPN: https://expressvpn.com/lexpod and use code LexPod to get 3 months free - Blinkist: https://b...

Jordan Ellenberg is a mathematician and author of Shape and How Not to Be Wrong. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors:
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OUTLINE:
0:00 - Introduction
1:01 - Mathematical thinking
4:38 - Geometry
9:15 - Symmetry
19:46 - Math and science in the Soviet Union
27:26 - Topology
42:15 - Do we live in many more than 4 dimensions?
46:45 - How many holes does a straw have
56:11 - 3Blue1Brown
1:01:57 - Will AI ever win a Fields Medal?
1:10:22 - Fermat's last theorem
1:27:41 - Reality cannot be explained simply
1:33:25 - Prime numbers
1:54:54 - John Conway's Game of Life
2:06:46 - Group theory
2:10:03 - Gauge theory
2:18:05 - Grigori Perelman and the Poincare Conjecture
2:28:17 - How to learn math
2:35:26 - Advice for young people
2:37:31 - Meaning of life

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