Date: May 7, 2013 2:00 AM
Author: David Bernier
Subject: "The Mystery of the Primes", starring Marcus du Sautoy
This is a 75 minute Tv program where Marcus du Sautoy

travels the world on the traces of Gauss, Riemann,

Hardy, Ramanujan and Turing (among others; ).

Euclid --> infinitude of prime numbers.

Gauss --> How many up to 'x'? ( pi(x) function & computations

of the number of primes in blocks

of 1000 consecutive integers,

quarter-hour for one block ... )

Riemann --> zeta function encodes distribution

of primes through the non-trivial zeros !

Riemann: du Sautoy goes "through the looking glass"

into the Zeta-Landscape, and the non-trivial

zeros are at one point in the program marked with shining

green vertical beams of light.

du Sautoy: "Riemann thought they might all be on the

same lign [the zeros ] ".

with voice-over in French.

Youtube:

"Le MystÃ¨re Des Nombres Premiers"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FSo16cx5Aqo

100,482 views as of now.

P.S.: du Sautoy visits a Casino, and plays some

"video poker" like rolling-rotors machine.

Suggestive of "pseudo-randomness" in the

primes and probabilisic heuristics.

David Bernier

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