The Kakeya needle problem (the squeegee approach)

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The Mathologer attacks the hundred-year-old Kakeya needle problem with his trusty squeegee: What is the smallest amount of area required to continuously rotate a (mathematical) needle in the plane by 180 degrees? The surprising answer is the starting point for a huge amount of very deep mathematics. For the really intrepid amongst you here is a survey by Australian Fields Medalist Terry Tao: http://www.ams.org/notices/200103/fea-tao.pdf And here is the link to the Numberphile video mentioned in our video: h

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