Marcus du Sautoy meets a detective with a PhD in mathematics who has created a probability function that can help narrow down the area in which a serial killer is likely to live. The case of Jack the Ripper is outlined, and the probable street where he lives revealed. The function is then broken down and the different elements explained: ...
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In this episode on memory, Dr. Gardy looks at how elite athletes perform dazzling feats, seemingly without effort. She joins a group of British "free runners," athletes performing the urban street stunts, to explore how muscle memory works. Dr. Fleck and grad student Marc Huot then unearth some surprising news in the classroom: students immediately forget 90% of information conveyed ...