Image of Sam Palmer on the  roof terrace of the Andrew Wiles Building

A popular social media conjecture is that mathematics consists of a series of clever puzzles presented by a crew of witty magicians.

To test this, we spent the marvellous month of May travelling the Andrew Wiles Building, home to Oxford Mathematics, to find out what mathematicians actually do, and why.

In Episode 1 meet Jacobus, Maria and Sam.

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