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

# Tag: Documentary

# 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

# 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.

# The Story Of Maths (4 parts)

Four-part series about the history of mathematics, presented by Oxford professor Marcus du Sautoy. 01 The Language Of The UniverseIn … More

# Curious Counters

Can animals count? This is a question that has intrigued and fooled investigators for a long time. Just over 100 … More

# Fractals – Hunting The Hidden Dimension

The ultimate adventure in scientific inquiry, this fascinating program follows the exploits of a small group of pioneering mathematicians who … More

# Music Of The Primes

Marcus du Sautoy presents the story of those who have tried to capture one of the greatest unsolved problems of … More

# Dangerous Knowledge

Dangerous Knowledge tackles some of the profound questions about the true nature of reality that mathematical thinkers are still trying … More

# Prediction By The Numbers

Predictions underlie nearly every aspect of our lives, from sports, politics, and medical decisions to the morning commute. With the … More

# Nature’s Mathematics

Nature follows a number of intricate and subtle mathematical rules to produce the patterns, shapes, and colours that we find … More

# The Secret Rules Of Modern Living – Algorithms

Without us noticing, modern life has been taken over. Algorithms run everything from search engines on the internet to satnavs … More

# To Infinity & Beyond

By our third year, most of us will have learned to count. Once we know how, it seems as if … More

# Fermat’s Last Theorem

The Pythagorean Theorem is simple: x2 + y2 = z2. In this form, the equation can be solved. But what if the … More

# The Story Of 1

The story of the number one is the story of Western civilization. Terry Jones goes on a humor-filled journey to … More

# Tails You Win – The Science Of Chance

Professor David Spiegelhalter tries to pin down what chance is and how it works in the real world. A blend … More

# The Genius Of Archimedes

In 1991, a small Medieval prayer book was sold at auction. Miraculously, some original writings of Archimedes, the brilliant Greek … More

# The Spell Of The Poincaré Conjecture

What is the shape of our universe? The Poincaré Conjecture promised to shed light on that question. Scores of mathematicians … More

# The Great Math Mystery

NOVA leads viewers on a mathematical mystery tour–a provocative exploration of math’s astonishing power across the centuries. We discover math’s … More

# Beautiful Equations

Artist and writer Matt Collings takes the plunge into an alien world of equations. He asks top scientists to help … More

# Isaac Newton – The Last Magician

Isaac Newton – brilliant rational mathematician or master of the occult? This innovative biography reveals Newton as both a hermit … More