OU on the BBC: Music of the Primes

Updated Thursday 15th September 2005

They keep you safe online - but that's just one of the many secrets of prime numbers.

Prime numbers - those figures which refuse to be divided neatly by anything other than one and themselves - are surprisingly stubborn and persistent beasts. Join Marcus du Sautoy as he explores their strange behaviours.

First broadcast: Wednesday 28 Sep 2005 on BBC FOUR

 

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