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I know of two good mathematics videos available online, namely:

  1. Sphere inside out (part I and part II)
  2. Moebius transformation revealed

Do you know of any other good math videos? Share.

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The sphere eversion video is available in one part on Google Videos: – Harrison Brown Oct 21 '09 at 20:33
Also, shouldn't this be community wiki...? – Harrison Brown Oct 21 '09 at 21:57
@harrison: yes. @Justin: please make these kinds of posts (anything where you say "one answer per post") community wiki in the future. Do not just wait for a moderator to forcibly convert it to community wiki. – Anton Geraschenko Oct 21 '09 at 22:51
The sphere eversion video is great, and it seems like a really good way to explain topology and the idea of an invariant to a non-mathematician. On the other hand, I wouldn't expect someone to sit for 20 minutes just to find out what I care about. Does anyone have recommendations of shorter videos that achieve similar goals? – Aaron Mazel-Gee Oct 22 '09 at 6:26
@Anton Sorry, I didn't know how to make community wiki questions, nor did I know how to change to community wiki postmortem. Now I know. :) [The 'community wiki' checkbox is probably too small and pale.] – Randomblue Oct 23 '09 at 10:22

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David Cox's lectures in toric varieties at MSRI

Something really good to end the evening with :)

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Marcus du-Sautoy's lecture - Music of The Prime Numbers, is a very nice popular talk about prime numbers

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The amazing patterns that turn up in piece-wise isometries, like circles dancing in a rhomb:

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Very pretty!!!! – Pedro Teixeira Dec 23 '11 at 22:10

'Selmer Ranks of Elliptic Curves in Families of Quadratic Twists' by Karl Rubin

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The first Minerva Lecture by Jean-Pierre Serre at Princeton in Fall 2012 is online. There were two other lectures, and they did videotape them, but I can't find them online.

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Any video on

Jos Leys "Mathematical Imagery"

is a true masterpiece, and has a non-trivial mathematical content...

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Documentary about infinite and its implications in mathematics (BBC)

As usual, Gregory Chaitin on the history of logic

Another one about logic and artificial intelligence

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I am not sure if this will qualify as math exactly, but it's amazing nonetheless. It is a film with Richard Feynman called "Feynman: Take the wold from another point of view". Here is part 1

Feynman: Take the wold from another point ov view - Part 1/4

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I make some maths videos at home,Here is an English video:Visible Fibre Bundle

maybe that can help some begginners.

All my maths vedios at my blog here,thirty courses of communtative algebra and I prepare to make much more in the future,but as you seen,most of them are Chinese(中文),because I can not say much English.

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So much maths video in National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning

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I know of some youtube channels with good content. The last two link are not strictly pure math, but still worth a look.

Institut Henri Poincaré:


Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques (IHÉS)


Simons Institute:

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Discrete Integrable Systems at Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences

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