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Professor David Spiegelhalter tries to pin down what chance is and how it works in the real world
Smart and witty, jam-packed with augmented-reality graphics and fascinating history, this film, presented by professor David Spiegelhalter, tries to pin down what chance is and how it works in the real world. For once this really is ‘risky’ television.
The film follows in the footsteps of The Joy of Stats, which won the prestigious Grierson Award for Best Science/Natural History programme of 2011.…
Hans Rosling says there’s nothing boring about stats, and then goes on to prove it
Documentary which takes viewers on a rollercoaster ride through the wonderful world of statistics to explore the remarkable power thay have to change our understanding of the world, presented by superstarboffin Professor Hans Rosling, whose eye-opening, mind-expanding and funny online lectures have made him an international internet legend.…
Mathematician Professor Marcus du Sautoy demystifies the hidden world of algorithms
Without us noticing, modern life has been taken over. Algorithms run everything from search engines on the internet to satnavs and credit card data security – they even help us travel the world, find love andsave lives.
Mathematician Professor Marcus du Sautoy demystifies the hidden world of algorithms.…
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How do you turn a rubber band into a knot? What happens when you slice a Menger Sponge on a diagonal plane? What is the math behind juggling? In this video series, George Hart illuminates mathematical concepts and surprising hidden geometries that may be found in the world around us.
Jim al-Khalili unravels the links between latest scientific developments and the unsung scientific heroes of the past
About Science in a Golden Age
From satellite-enabled GPS, to hi-tech medical procedures – much of today’s modern science has been developed and understood through the work of scientists and thinkers across the ages and from around the world.
Historian Bettany Hughes looks at the influence of the Moorish invasion of Spain in 711 AD, and the lasting cultural and scientific legacy they created
As part of the Channel 4’s Hidden Civilisation season exploring Islam’s rich and significant contribution to western art and culture, historian Bettany Hughes traces the story of the mysterious and misunderstood Moors, the Islamic society that ruled in Spain for 700 years, but whose legacy was virtually erased from Western history.…
Horizon travels to the South Pole to tell the inside story of the greatest scientific quest of our time
In March 2014, a team of astronomers stunned the scientific world when they announced that their BICEP2 telescope at the South Pole had possibly detected a signal of “gravitational waves” from the early universe. This is the inside story of the hunt for gravitational waves from the beginning of time.…
Professor Jim Al-Khalili shows how by uncovering its secrets, scientists have used light to reveal the universe
In this mind-bending series, Professor Jim Al-Khalili shows how by uncovering its secrets, scientists have used light to reveal the universe.
Episode 1: Light
Two-part series in which Professor Jim Al-Khalili shows how, by uncovering its secrets, scientists have used light to reveal almost everything we know about the universe.…
A guided tour of the history of numbers and how they’ve shaped the development of humankind is at the heart of this unique series
A guided tour of the history of numbers and how they’ve shaped the development of humankind is at the heart of this unique series. In five episodes that take us across time and around the world, we see how mathematics played an important role in ancient Egypt and Greece, early India, medieval Europe, and our own modern world.…