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Making Math And Microscopes More Accessible


The online magazine Ozy covers people, places and trends on the horizon. Co-founder Carlos Watson joins All Things Considered regularly to tell us about the site’s latest discoveries.

This week, Watson tells guest host Tess Vigeland about Cedric Villani, a successful mathematician with a stylish flair that’s given him the moniker “The Lady Gaga of Mathematics.” Though he’s made big discoveries and earned a prestigious Fields Medal, he’s on a mission to make math more accessible.

They also discuss a scientist who is developing light-weight, 50-cent microscopes with hopes to open the door for better testing and science education in developing countries.

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