Mathematics: Beauty vs Utility – Numberphile04:33

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Published on January 21, 2017

Should mathematics be done for its pure beauty or should it have practical uses? And why are many mathematicians so bad at outreach?
Discussion with famous French mathematician, Cédric Villani.

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