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Mario Livio: Exploring The Power And Language Of Math Across Centuries

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Mario Livio is pushing past another horizon.  Not just a senior astrophysicist at the science institute that manages the Hubble Space Telescope, not just a renaissance man who connects science with classical music, not just an author of books of history of science: now he’s taken on the role guiding TV viewers through the mysteries of mathematics.  Maryland Public Television and other public television stations will premiere “The Great Math Mystery” on NOVA at 9 pm tonight. Dr. Livio joins Sheilah in our studio.

Here's our 2009 interview with Mario Livio talking about his book, Is God a Mathematician?


Sheilah Kast is the host of On The Record, Monday-Friday, 9:30-10:00 am.