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Marcus du Sautoy reveals a hidden numerical code that underpins all nature. He uncovers the patterns that explain the shape of the world around us.

Marcus du Sautoy uncovers the patterns that explain the shape of the world around us. Starting at the hexagonal columns of Northern Ireland's Giant's Causeway, he discovers the code underpinning the extraordinary order found in nature - from rock formations to honeycomb and from salt crystals to soap bubbles.

Marcus also reveals the mysterious code that governs the apparent randomness of mountains, clouds and trees and explores how this not only could be the key to Jackson Pollock's success, but has also helped breathe life into hugely successful movie animations.

1 hour

Last on

Sat 24 Sep 2011 03:45

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Marcus du Sautoy
Presenter Marcus du Sautoy
Producer Michael Lachmann
Producer Michael Lachmann
Director Michael Lachmann
Director Michael Lachmann
Series Producer Peter Leonard
Series Producer Peter Leonard
Executive Producer Sacha Baveystock
Executive Producer Sacha Baveystock
Director Stephen Cooter

Broadcasts

  • Wed 3 Aug 2011 21:00
  • Thu 4 Aug 2011 00:00
  • Sat 24 Sep 2011 03:45