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A Beginner’s Guide to Abstract Maths

Milo Beckman In Conversation With Robin Ince

57 mins watch time

Posted February 2022

Science

The three main branches of abstract math – topology, analysis, and algebra – turn out to be surprisingly easy to grasp. Or at least, they are when our guide is a maths prodigy. New Yorker Milo Beckman took high school maths at age eight and attended Harvard at age fifteen. Now in his twenties, he joins us to offer a vivid, unconventional, and wholly original guide to the science that underpins the world – without using numbers.