Math isn’t just a numbers game: Uncovering the faces behind the formulas

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From algorithms to economics, it’s impossible to think of a part of our world that isn’t determined by math. It’s the invisible glue that holds our world and its systems together. But what’s the human history behind the numbers?

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From Plato to Pythagoras, Descartes to Newton, Fermat to Poincare, these are the great minds who have brought pattern and order to our chaotic world.

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