The secrets of the nautilus shell

Marcus du Sautoy reveals how the nautilus uses a simple mathematical principle to build an elegant spiral shell. Part of the BBC Two documentary The Code, he explains how spirals and the power of maths can be found throughout the natural world.

Release date: 21 Jul 2011

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2 minutes


Role Contributor
Series ProducerPeter Leonard
PresenterMarcus du Sautoy
DirectorStephen Cooter
ProducerStephen Cooter
Executive ProducerSacha Baveystock

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