Mathematics

The violent attack that turned a man into a maths genius

Jason Padgett sees maths everywhere. Even something as ordinary as brushing his teeth is governed by mathematics – he turns the tap on and dips his toothbrush into the water 16 times. Padgett is so obsessed with maths and understands such complex concepts, he's been called a genius.

Mandelbrot set

The Mandelbrot set is the set of complex numbers c {\displaystyle c} for which the function f c ( z ) = z 2 + c {\displaystyle f_{c}(z)=z^{2}+c} does not diverge when iterated from z = 0 {\displaystyle z=0} , i.e.

Solutions to the Three Body Problem

Sign Up on Patreon to get access to the Space Time Discord! https://www.patreon.com/pbsspacetime Check out the Space Time Merch Store https://pbsspacetime.com/ The three body problem is famous for being impossible to solve. But actually it's been solved many times, and in ingenious ways. Some of

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