- Short Films
In September 2011, an international group of scientists has made an astonishing claim – they have detected particles that seemed to travel faster than the speed of light.
In this film, Professor Marcus du Sautoy explores one of the most dramatic scientific announcements for a generation. In clear, simple language he tells the story of the science we thought we knew, how it is being challenged, and why it matters.
The Day the Universe Changed is a ten-part documentary television series presented by science historian James Burke. The series tells a series of stories of how specific scientific and technological advances have shaped the Western way of life.
The title comes from the philosophical idea that the universe essentially only exists as you perceive it through what you know; therefore, if you change your perception of the universe with new knowledge, you have essentially changed the universe itself.
Very interesting and insightful documentary series for anyone interested in the history of science.
A math history documentary from PBS. Hosted by the well known Monty Python member, Terry Jones, a historian with a typical British sense of humor. Also appearing in the documentary is the mathematician Marcus du Sautoy, often appearing in documentaries that have anything to do with mathematics. Together they are telling us a story about the history of the number 1 which soon turns into a history of the number systems in general. Although this documentary is not any kind of eye-opener, it’s still filled with many interesting and fun to know trivia.
BBC Series in which mathematician Marcus du Sautoy explores the stories behind some of the most familiar scientific diagrams. Here we will see Leonardo da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man, Issac Newton’s Prism, as well as the most well known diagrams of Nicolaus Copernicus and Florence Nightingale. Some of these diagrams are truly astounding examples of human’s ability to visualize complex concepts.