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The greatest mathematician that never lived - Pratik Aghor


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When Nicolas Bourbaki applied to the American Mathematical Society in the 1950s, he was already one of the most influential mathematicians of his time. He’d published articles in international journals and his textbooks were required reading. Yet his application was firmly rejected for one simple reason: Nicolas Bourbaki did not exist. How is that possible? Pratik Aghor digs into the mystery.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Pratik Aghor
  • Director Iuri Araujo, Guilherme Araujo
  • Narrator Addison Anderson
  • Animator Iuri Araujo, Guilherme Araujo
  • Storyboard Artist Iuri Araujo, Guilherme Araujo
  • Art Director Iuri Araujo, Iuri Araujo
  • Music Cem Misirlioglu
  • Director of Production Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Director Alex Rosenthal
  • Producer Bethany Cutmore-Scott
  • Editorial Producer Dan Kwartler
  • Script Editor Alex Gendler
  • Fact-Checker Eden Girma

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