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Great reviews for new measurement series

Posted on: June 5th, 2013

Precision; The Measure of All Things, airs this Monday at 21:00 on BBC4, and is already generating rave reviews. Here’s what the Radio Times has to say about it:

‘Professor Marcus du Sautoy, a sort of numerical evangelist, deserves an award. Time and again he takes an unappetising premise and turns it into educational gold. After The Story of Maths and The Beauty of Diagrams comes this three-parter, and it’s another winner. Du Sautoy is a master storyteller and in the opening instalment of a series about our need to quantify the world, he brings alive the concepts of time and distance. Genius.’–series-1—1-time-and-distance