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

# Tag: Science

# 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

# 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

# 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 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

# 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

# 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

# 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