Podcast 9, May 2008: Cosmic Imagery

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From the complexity of the snowflake, to the London tube map and the spiralling Andromeda galaxy, imagery has always been a vitally important ingredient of science. This week, Plus talks to John Barrow, professor of mathematics at Cambridge University and author of the new book Cosmic Imagery, about the images that have changed science, and how we have viewed science, over the centuries.

This episode is available in two versions. There's the usual audio version in MP3 format to listen to in your browser or on your MP3 player. But there's also an enhanced version which shows all the images mentioned in this podcast as you listen. You can view the enhanced podcast in your browser, or download the MP4 version your computer and for playing on your MP4 player (for example iPod).

Enhanced version

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