What Makes A Genius?

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Had you been alive at the time, could you have come up with Einstein's Theory of Relativity? If not - why not? Are an elite few born to be geniuses, or does genius reside in each and every one of us? Mathematician Marcus du Sautoy has been asking these questions all his life. He is pretty certain that anyone could be a maths expert. But do we all have genius lurking within us? Marcus is not too sure... so wants to ask the experts. On his journey, Marcus looks at patterns of connectivity in the human brain, meets a real genius and discovers a scientist who is electrically turbo-charging brains.
  • Marcus du Sautoy - Oxford University Professor of Mathematics