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Narrative and Proof: Two Sides of the Same Equation?

One of the UK's leading scientists, Marcus du Sautoy, argues that mathematical proofs are not just number-based, but also a form of narrative.

In an unusually multidisciplinary panel, du Sautoy is joined by author Ben Okri, mathematician Roger Penrose, and literary scholar Laura Marcus, to consider how narrative underpins and nurtures the respective disciplines.

The discussion is introduced by the Head of the Humanities Division, Professor Shearer West and chaired by the Professor of World Literature in English, Elleke Boehmer.