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Flatland

"Flatland" is based on Edwin A. Abbott's classic novel, Flatland: a romance of many dimensions.

The story follows Arthur Square and his curious granddaughter Hex. When a mysterious visitor arrives from Spaceland, Arthur and Hex must come to terms with the truth of the third dimension, risking dire consequences from the evil Circles that have ruled Flatland for thousands of years.

"Flatland"is an animated story that includes action, drama and geometry.

Flatland² sphereland

Based on the novels "Flatland: a romance of many dimensions" by Edwin A. Abbott and "Sphereland" by Dionys Burger, Flatland2: Spehereland continues the story from the award-winning Flatland: the movie.

Hex, now a grown scientist, is enlisted to help solve a mathematical mystery on the eve of Flatland's first mission into outer space. She embarks on an exciting journey through multiple dimensions to not only save the space mission, but also to discover the true shape of the universe.

The man who knew infinity

Srinavasa Ramanujan is a 25-year-old shipping clerk and self-taught genius. Determined to pursue his passion, despite rejection and derision from his peers, Ramanujan writes a letter to G.H. Hardy, an eminent British mathematics professor at Trinity College, Cambridge. Hardy recognises the originality and brilliance of Ramanujan's raw talent and despite the skepticism of his colleagues, undertakes bringing him to Cambridge so that his theories can be explored.                                                  Ramanujan leaves his family, his community, and his beloved young bride, Janaki, to travel across the world to England. There,                                   he finds understanding and a deep connection with his sophisticated and eccentric mentor. Under Hardy's guidance,                                                   Ramanujan's work evolves in ways that will revolutionise mathematics and transform how scientists explain the world.

The imitation Game

During the darkest days of World War II, the British government enlist the help of mathematician Alan Turing to crack Enigma, the unbreakable German encryption device. Turing and his team of code breakers must unlock the Enigma Code before their operation is infiltrated and more lives are lost.

Codebreaker , the Alan Turing story

Codebreaker: the remarkable and tragic story of one of the 20th century's most important people: Alan Turing. 100 years after his birth, we rediscover the man and the mystery.

Codebreaker re-counts the story of this maverick British genius who was crucial to founding three new fields of science as well as breaking the Nazi's Enigma code during World War II. Historians credit his codebreaking with helping to shorten the war by two                                   years and saving millions of lives. As the founding father of computer science and artificial intelligence, Alan Turing envisioned                                   our digital world long before anyone else.

                               Turing's visionary brilliance was overshadowed by his conviction for "gross indecency" with another man in 1952. He was forced                                 to "change" his sexual orientation. In despair, Turing committed suicide in 1954. He was only 41 years old.

Proof

Proof tells the story of a young woman haunted by her father's past and the shadow of her own future. Catherine had devoted years to caring for her brilliant but unstable father Robert, a mathematical genius. But when his genius slips away, he leaves behind a mystery. While coming to terms with the possibility that she has inherited his genius - and insanity - Catherine must also deal with the arrival of her estranged sister and the attentions of Robert's former student.

Fermat's room

One room. Four genius Minds. The greatest puzzle will be how to survive.

Four strangers, who are all leading mathematicians, are invited to spend a weekend together at an isolated house by the unknown and mysterious Fermat to solve a great mathematical problem.

But with the door shut firmly behind them, they soon discover the room in which they find themselves is a death-trap that will                                crush them if they do not discover what connects them all and why someone might wish to murder them.

X+Y

X+Y follows Nathan, an awkward,idiosyncratic teenager, grappling with the sudden death of the one person who understood him; his father. As he struggles to connect with those around him, he is introduced to an anarchic and unconventional maths teacher who takes Nathan under his wing.

Soon Nathan finds himself selected for the UK Mathematics Squad and, against the odds, representing his country in Taipei.                                Over there, the academically gifted aren't bullied but cellebrated, envied and even invited to parties. Nathan's rational brain can                                cope with the most complex maths problems just fine, but the real test comes when he meets his female exchange partner,                                Zhang Mei, and has to cope with falling in love; the most irrational thing of all.

Good Will Hunting

The most brilliant mind at America's top university isn't a professor ... he's the guy who cleans its floor, Will Hunting. But Will is also a headstrong, penniless guy failing the lessons of life and love with his wealthy girlfriend. Facing a jail sentence after one too many run-ins with the law, Will's fate lies in the hands of his therapist, who might be the only man able to help him see his true potential.

A beautiful mind

The story of the brilliant mathematician John Nash, on the brink of international acclaim when he becomes entangled in a mysterious conspiracy. Now only his devoted wife can help him in this powerful story of courage, passion and triumph.

Pi

Pi tells the story of Maximillian Chen's obsession with numbers and his theory that they hold the key to the answers of the universe. His work causes him agonising migraines and his former teacher Sol advises him to take a break from trying to discover patterns in the stock market. When Max's super computer crashes after spitting out a 216-digit number, Max initially dismisses it, until the prediction comes true, and he realises that the number which he consigned to the trash could be the key he has been searching for.

Agora

Set in ancient Egypt under Roman rule, AGORA follows the brilliant and beautiful astronomer Hypatia who leads a group of disciples fighting to save the wisdom of the Ancient World, as violent religious upheaval spills into the streets of Alexandria. Among these disciples are two men competing for her heart: the witty, privileged Orestes and Davus, Hypatia’s young slave, who is torn between his secret love for her and the freedom he knows can be his if he chooses to join the unstoppable surge of the Christians.

The story of maths

The films in this ambitious series offer clear, accessible explanations of important mathematical ideas but are also packed with engaging anecdotes, fascinating biographical details, and pivotal episodes in the lives of the great mathematicians. Engaging, enlightening and entertaining, the series gives viewers new and often surprising insights into the central importance of mathematics, establishing this discipline to be one of humanity s greatest cultural achievements. This DVD contains all four programmes from the BBC series: The Language of the Universe, The Genius of the East, The Frontiers of Space and To Infinity and Beyond

The code & The music of the primes

Hidden in the world around us are mysterious symbols and bizarre numbers. Do they hold the key to understanding the universe? Professor Marcus du Sautoy takes us on a gripping treasure hunt to discover the codes that unlock the power of nature. Marcus visits a medieval cathedral with the secret numbers of creation built into its stones, sees the plague of insects which sweeps Alabama every 13 years, finds cubic crystals in caves beneath our feet and meets the detective using equations to hunt serial killers. The three programmes are: Numbers, Shapes and Prediction.

The mystery that has confounded mathematicians for centuries is the riddle that surrounds the distribution of prime numbers.                                Primes are fundamental to mathematics; they are the basic blocks from which all other numbers can be built. Yet they seem to                                   surface entirely randomly among the number line. But are primes truly random or is there some hidden pattern? It's the greatest                                 unsolved problem of mathematics - and whoever cracks it will achieve mathematical immortality.

                               In the 3 programmes , Marcus du Sautoy investigates the fascinating story of great mathematicians including Carl Friedrich                                         Gauss, Bernhard Riemann, G. H. Hardy, Srinivasa Ramanujan and Alan Turing, who have all grappled with the problem of                                           primes.

The story of measurement

Professor Marcus du Sautoy tells the story of the metre and the second - how an astonishing journey across revolutionary France gave birth to the metre, and how scientists today are continuing to redefine the measurement of time and length, with extraordinary results.
Mass and Moles
Deep underground in a vault beneath Paris lives the most important lump of metal in the world - Le Grand K. Created in the 19th century, it's the world's master kilogramme, the weight on which every other weight is based. But there is a problem with Le                                 Grand K - it is losing weight. Professor Marcus du Sautoy explores the history of this strange object and the astonishing modern                                day race to replace it.
                               Heat, Light and Electricity
                               From lightning bolts and watt engines to electromagnetic waves and single electrons, Professor Marcus du Sautoy continues his                                journey into the world of measurement as he reveals how we came to measure and harness the power of heat, light and                                electricity. It's a journey that has involved the greatest minds in science and, today, is getting down to the very building blocks of                                atoms.

Orde & chaos

Science, miracles, beauty and mysteries of our universe and our own environment. Professor Jim Al-Khalili searches for the history and science behind order, chaos, energy, information everything and nothing. Al-Khalili is a master at visualizing and explaining scientific principles and observations and takes viewers on a fascinating journey through the wonders and mysteries of our universe and our own environment.

Secret Life of Chaos: The Science Behind the beauty and structure of the natural environment. How can intelligent life arise? From nothing How is order from chaos? What was the role of scientists as Alan Turing and Mandelbrot?

                               Everything & Nothing: The actual size and shape of the universe and the science behind anything. What is everything, and what                                is nothing? How man discovered the workings of the universe? What is the influence of mathematics and astronomy on our                                understanding of space?

                               Order & Disorder: What is energy and what is information? And why is it so useful? What a strange set of laws connects                                everything from people to stars together. And how information is interwoven into reality.

Fermat's last theorem

Andrew Wiles stumbled across the world's greatest mathematical puzzle, Fermat's Theorem, as a ten- year-old schoolboy, beginning a 30-year quest with just one goal in mind - to solve the problem that has baffled minds for three centuries.

Stats, chance & logic

STATS: Professor Hans Rosling examines the history of statistics, the statistical mathematical works, data and oxygen for science and how we can use today's data mash with statistics to see the world as it really is.

CHANCE: Professor David Spiegelhalter examines what chance or probability and how it works in everyday life. His chance, fate and luck is a fundamental part of the universe or just a measure of our own ignorance?

LOGIC: Professor Dave Cliff investigates how philosophy, mathematics, science and technology are all based on logic. The                                journey takes from Aristotle, through supercomputers and paradoxes to the future of logic. And on the way the role of logic in our                                daily lives is becoming clearer.

Dimensions

Dimension two: Hipparchus shows us how to describe the position of any point on Earth with two numbers and explains the stereographic projection: how to draw a map of the world.

Dimension three: M.C. Escher talks about the adventures of two-dimensional creatures trying to imagine what three-dimensional objects look like.

The fourth dimension: Mathematician Ludwig Schläfli talks about objects that live in the fourth dimension and shows a parade of                                four-dimensional polytopes, strange objects with 24, 120 and even 600 faces !

                               Complex numbers: Mathematician Adrien Douady explains complex numbers. The square root of negative numbers made                                easy Transforming the plane, deforming images, creating fractal images.

                               Fibration: Mathematician Heinz Hopf explains his "fibration". Using complex numbers he constructs pretty patterns of circles in                                space. Circles, tori... everything rotating in four-dimensional space.

                               Proof: Mathematician Bernhard Riemann explains the importance of proofs in mathematics. He proves a theorem concerning the                                stereographic projection.

Chaos

A film about dynamical systems, the butterfly effect and chaos theory.

 

The story of 1

The story of the number 1 is the story of Western civilisation. Terry Jones goes on a humour filled journey to discover just what an amazing tale lies behind the simplest number we have. Using computer graphics, 1 is brought to life in all his various guises. 1's story reveals how the most celebrated civilisations in history were achieved, where our modern numbers came from and how the invention of zero changed the world forever and saved us from having to use Roman numerals today.

Full frontal nerdity

Full frontal nerdity is the first show  from Festival of the spoken nerd. It's the show they toured around the UK in 2014, complete with binary scarves, cryonic love songs, gravity-defying bead chains, fire tornados, smoke rings and a spectacular flaming Nerd Anthem finale. Full Frontal Nerdity guaranteed!

Just for graphs

Just for graphs is the second show from Festival of the spoken nerd. It's a graph-a-minute spectacular full of electrifying experiments, scientifically verified songs, mindbending maths and fire-fuelled funwith a fax machine solo.

You can't polish a nerd.

You can't polish a nerd is the third show from Festival of the spoken nerd. It is guaranteed to put the "oooh" into zoology, the "fun" into fundamental theorem of calculus and the "recursion" into recursion in the ultimate show for nerds and non-nerds.

Reken maar nergens op

Jan Beuving en Daan van Eijk, wiskundige en natuurkundige, brengen de exacte wetenschap naar het theater. Nu eens geen Tsjechov en Shakespeare op de planken, maar Einstein en Pythagoras. Zodat de bèta's hun hart kunnen ophalen en de alfa's hun cijfers. 

Jan en Daan nemen de toeschouwer mee in een college van twee keer 45 minuten langs de hoogte- en dieptepunten van de wetenschap. Goniometrie, evolutie, algebra en atoomfysica: alles komt voorbij. De personen achter de wetenschap en de                                wetenschap achter de personen, de feiten achter de cijfers en de cijfers achter de feiten, het toeval van de ontdekking en de                                       ontdekking van het toeval; alles keurig voor u op een rijtje gezet. Aantekeningen maken mag.

From juggling to jazz

Patterns and predictions.                                                                                                                                                                      Colin Wright shows how spotting patterns can help in surprising ways, from designing a communication system like Morse Code to inventing new juggling tricks. But beware - patterns aren't always as predictable as they seem.

The music formula.                                                                                                                                                                                Rob Eastaway and pianist Richard Harris use the maths of combinations to show why we won't run out of new tunes any time soon - and the audience helps them invent a brand new tune as the show's finale.

Rollercoasters and other flying objects

Designed to thrill.                                                                                                                                                                                  John Roberts designs rollercoasters for a living, and reveals how maths has played a part in the design and construction of world famous rides like The big one in Blackpool and the London Eye.

Bending, balls and boomerangs.                                                                                                                                                          Hugh Hunt shows how maths can help to understand disallowed goals in football, the Dambusters bouncing bombs of World War Two and boomerangs.

Weird and wonderful maths

Maths, mystery and the electric guitar.                                                                                                                                                  David Acheson shares some of his favourite mathematical curiosities, including neat proofs and amazing connections - with some impressive electric guitar along the way.

Fractals and other freaky maths.                                                                                                                                                          Steve Mould loves mathematical surprises, and demonstrates some classics, including number patterns on the front page of a newspaper, prime number cicadas , and the strangest bike wheels you've ever seen.

What's the trick?

Games with a twist.                                                                                                                                                                              Rob Eastaway plays a series of entertaining and unusual games with teenagers to show how maths can give you the edge when it comes to strategy and winning money.

Mathematical magic.                                                                                                                                                                            Andrew Jeffrey demonstrates five amazing magic tricks that feature calculators, some rope, and the trick that fooled Einstein, and explains the simple algebra behind them.

Are you feeling lucky?

How improbable is that?                                                                                                                                                                        Matt Parker investigates the Lottery, coin and dice games and some remarkable everyday coincidences and reveals that probability - and improbability - is everywhere.

Luck or fate: surprises in randomness.                                                                                                                                                Ben Sparks explores the way in which the random rolls of a dice can lead to patterns that are far from random, including some stunning illustrations of the infinite beauty of fractals.

Geometry in the real world

Architecture - Shaped by maths.                                                                                                                                                          Paul Shepherd reveals the surprising uses that architects and engineers find for chains, soap bubbles and Belgian techno music to help them design everything from bridges to footbaal stadiums.

Maths reaches the stars.                                                                                                                                                                      Lucie Green shares her passion for space science, and shows that even GCSE geometry can help us discover more about the sun.