At the dawn of a new century, a new theory is being born. It threatens to demolish the foundations of … More

# Category: Mathematics

# Time (4 parts)

Michio Kaku discovers our sense of time passing and the clocks that drive our bodies. He reveals the forces of … More

# Einstein’s Big Idea

Over 100 years ago, Albert Einstein grappled with the implications of his revolutionary special theory of relativity and came to … More

# The Secret Life Of Chaos

Professor Jim Al-Khalili shows how chaos theory can answer a question that mankind has asked for millennia – how does … More

# What Is Reality?

There is a strange and mysterious world that surrounds us, a world largely hidden from our senses. The quest to … More

# Arthur Benjamin – The Structure Of Numbers

# Precision (3 parts)

Series in which Professor Marcus du Sautoy explores why we are driven to measure and quantify the world around us … More

# Emergence Of Greek Mathematics

The Greeks are responsible for the initial explosion of Mathematical ideas. For several centuries, Greek mathematics reign the mathematical world, … More

# N Is A Number – A Portrait Of Paul Erdös

A 1993 biographical documentary about the life of mathematician Paul Erdös, directed by George Paul Csicsery. The film was made … More

# Breaking The Code

A biography of the English mathematician Alan Turing, who was one of the inventors of the digital computer and one of … More

# Phi’s The Limit

What do the nautilus seashell, the Great Pyramid, and The Mona Lisa have in common? They all feature Phi, also … More

# The Code (3 parts)

A mysterious code underpins the world. But what does it mean and what can we learn from it? Marcus du … More

# A Mathematical Mystery Tour

Documentary about pure mathematics, featuring the Japanese mathematicians who had just broken their own world record calculating pi to 16½ … More

# Donald In Mathmagic Land

Donald goes on an adventure in which it is explained how mathematics can be useful in real life. Through this … More

# Martin Gardner – Mathemagician

Martin Gardner is one of the most beloved personalities in the areas of recreational mathematics, magic and puzzles. The influence … More

# The Mandelbrot Set

An incredible mathematical formula explaining fractals and geometry. Several mathematicians and scientists explain this phenomenon in clear detail.

# The Joy Of Stats

Documentary which takes viewers on a rollercoaster ride through the wonderful world of statistics to explore the remarkable power thay … More

# The Birth Of Calculus

BBC documentary about the independent discoveries of calculus by Sir Isaac Newton and Gottfried Leibniz. We get a look at … More

# How Long Is A Piece Of String

Alan Davies discovers that answering that question is much harder than he originally thought. Alan visits mathematician Marcus du Sautoy … More

# The True Geometry Of Nature

How an intriguing mistake by one of the world’s greatest mathematicians is leading to real commercial applications.