Saturday, January 29, 2005

Numb3rs and mathematicians.

Ed Pegg of Mathworld has a nice page describing some of the effort put in by CBS to achieve mathematical versimilitude on Numb3rs. Some of the salient points:
  • After CBS finished the pilot, they sent out letters to many mathematicians, asking for help in getting the math right (Ed was one of those who responded).
  • They previewed the pilot at the 2005 Joint Math Meeting in Atlanta (the first TV pilot shown at a math conference!)
  • They have mathematicians as advisors on the show.
I promise not to bore you with more Numb3rs posts (till next Friday at least).

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