Monster Group – Numberphile.

Featuring John Conway (Princeton University) and Tim Burness (University of Bristol)

“Its proof runs to between 10 000 and 100 000 pages and it was done by three or four hundred mathematicians. I don’t think anybody’s read through the whole proof.”

Advertisements

Published by

martin56jones

"The mathematician's patterns, like the painter's or the poet's, must be beautiful; the ideas, like the colours or the words, must fit together in a harmonious way. " G H Hardy, A Mathematician's Apology (London 1941).

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s