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The 'Numb3rs' Don't Lie

Mathematics may seem like an unusual tool to catch criminals, but real math and actual events inspire the CBS crime drama Numb3rs. Guests discuss the intersection of math-based crime solving and prime-time television.

Guests:

Gary Lorden, professor of mathematics at the California Institute of Technology; math consultant to television show Numb3rs; coauthor, The Numbers Behind Numb3rs

Keith Devlin, consulting professor of mathematics at Stanford University; executive director of Stanford's Center for the Study of Language and Information; coauthor of The Numbers Behind Numb3rs

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