In mathematics, there are many surprising parallels between problems in the theory of numbers and questions in three-dimensional geometry.

In "Primes and Knots," a public lecture at the Institute for Advanced Study that took place October 25, 2019, Akshay Venkatesh, Robert and Luisa Fernholz Professor in the School of Mathematics, explained some of this story, and how it continues to inform research. 

Watch Venkatesh's lecture in the window above, or on the IAS YouTube channel.