N is a Number: A Portrait of Paul Erdös

N is a Number: A Portrait of Paul Erdös

Thu, 10/13/2011 - 8:00pm

Pictured: Paul Erdös

Credit: APT

Tune in for the story of Paul Erdös, one of the most prolific mathematicians who ever lived.

Paul Erdös pioneered several fields in theoretical mathematics and published or co-authored more than 1,500 mathematical papers, in a field where 50 good papers in a lifetime would be considered an achievement. Using interviews with Erdös himself, film clips of Erdös lecturing and discussions with those who knew and were influenced by him, N is a Number: A Portrait of Paul Erdös, airing Thurday, October 13 at 8 p.m. on WXXI World (cable 524/DT21.2), captures the life and work of this accomplished scholar and teacher. N is a Number: A Portrait of Paul Erdös provides insight into the mathematical quest of this amazing man, the personal and philosophical dimensions of his work and the tragic historical events that molded this extraordinary life. 

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