The Infinite QuestThe Institute of Art and Ideas
What you'll learn on the course
History of infinity
- Part One: From the Greeks to the GeeksNot just a mathematical curiosity, the history of infinity is rife with madness, power and paradox
- Part Two: Is the Universe Infinite?Could the universe not contain any real infinities? Cameron challenges leading cosmologists.
- Part Three: Cantor’s ParadiseDid Georg Cantor solve the puzzle of infinity with set theory, and if not, can we do so at all?
Suggested Further Readings
A selection of further readings has been suggested by Professor Cameron as part of this course.
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- Peter Cameron
Multiple award-winning Professor of Mathematics Peter Cameron frequently engages the public in how to think like a mathematician. He has an Erdös number of 1.