Pierre-Simon Laplace

Pierre-Simon Laplace

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Summary

Melvyn Bragg is joined by mathematicians Marcus du Sautoy, Colva Roney-Dougal and Timothy Gowers to discuss the work of French mathematician, astronomer and physicist Pierre-Simon Laplace. He addressed one of the great questions of his age, raised but side-stepped by Newton - was the Solar System stable, or would the planets crash into the Sun?

Cast & Crew

Presenter Melvyn Bragg
Producer Simon Tillotson
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