The Code (3 x 60′) – In an intriguing series, Professor Marcus du Sautoy goes in search of a mysterious code: the numbers, shapes and patterns that govern the world around us. From the delicate architecture of a butterfly’s wing to the startling beauty of the night sky, bizarre numbers are everywhere. The code is the language of existence that explains all before it – from the motion of the planets to the perfect synchronisation of vast flocks of birds.
Marcus will show how the same code that dictates the structure of the Giant’s Causeway is also linked to the shape of an insect’s eye, and he’ll explain how the topography of the Grand Canyon can reveal whether a Jackson Pollock painting is a fake. The code connects all things – you’ll never see the world in the same way again.
Producer: BBC Productions
TX: Early 2011
Source: BBC Press Office