Professor Brian Cox – A Night with the Stars

For one night only, Professor Brian Cox goes unplugged in a specially recorded programme from the lecture theatre of the Royal Institution of Great Britain.
Brian takes an audience of famous faces, scientists and members of the public on a journey through some of the most challenging concepts in physics.
During the lecture, Brian recruits Jim Al-Khalili, Jonathan Ross, Simon Pegg, Sarah Millican and James May to help him in demonstrating some of the most interesting concepts in physics.

3D Mandelbox Flythrough

Fascinating animation of flying thorugh a 3d mandelbox.

A Mandelbox is a box-like fractal object that shares several properties with the well known Mandelbrot set, it is a map of continuous, shape preserving Julia sets.
This means the object varies at different locations, since each area uses a Julia set fractal with a unique formula.

Faster than the Speed of Light?

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.

Intro to Quantum Computing

Prof. Michele Mosca, deputy director of the Institute for Quantum Computing, delivers an introduction to quantum information processing during the 2011 Undergraduate School on Quantum Information Processing (USEQIP).

The Story of One

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.

The Beauty of Diagrams

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.

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