Birth of a theorem - Q&A
With Cédric Villani
About this video
Is there still room for an individual genius in modern mathematics? Is the blackboard still the best tool for explaining maths? How should education be changed to promote greater creativity?Cédric Villani answers questions following his talk.
Where does a mathematician’s inspiration come from? Fields Medal winner Cédric Villani takes us on a fantastical adventure through the beautiful, mysterious world of mathematics.
What goes on inside the mind of a mathematician? Where does inspiration come from? Fields Medal winner Cédric Villani combines passion and imagination to take us on a fantastical adventure through the beautiful, mysterious world of mathematics.
Cédric Villani is a French Mathematician who was awarded the prestigious Fields Medal in 2010 - an award often viewed as the highest honour a mathematician can receive.
He is also a member of the Science and Technology Advisory Council and stands out for his sense of fashion.
This event was filmed at the Ri on 9 March 2015.