The Great Math Mystery

The Great Math Mystery (2015)


NOVA leads viewers on a mathematical mystery tour -- a provocative exploration of math's astonishing power across the centuries. We discover math's signature in the swirl of a nautilus shell, the whirlpool of a galaxy and the spiral in the center of a sunflower. Math was essential to everything from the first wireless radio transmissions to the prediction and discovery of the Higgs boson and the successful landing of rovers on Mars. But where does math get its power? Astrophysicist and writer Mario Livio, along with a colorful cast of mathematicians, physicists and engineers, follows math from Pythagoras to Einstein and beyond, all leading to the ultimate riddle: Is math an invention or a discovery? Humankind's clever trick or the language of the universe?

Directors: Dan McCabe, Richard Reisz.

Release Date: 2015-04-15
Status: Released
Run time: 54 min / 0:54
Production Companies : WGBH Boston, Public Broadcasting Service
Production Country: United States of America



Production Kevin Young Supervising Producer
Sound Matt Norman Original Music Composer
Crew Danny Morgan Production Office Assistant
Directing Dan McCabe Director
Editing Dan McCabe Editor
Production Dan McCabe Producer
Writing Dan McCabe Writer
Directing Richard Reisz Director
Production Richard Reisz Producer
Crew Jon Gregory Production Office Assistant
Production Chris Schmidt Executive Producer
Camera Colin Clarke Camera Operator
Camera Gary Henoch Camera Operator
Camera Stephen McCarthy Camera Operator
Sound David Keene Sound Recordist
Production Linda Callahan Production Coordinator
Editing Guy Tetzner Editor
Editing Brian Truglio Editor
Camera Thomas Danielczik Camera Operator
Production Cara Feinberg Associate Producer
Production Karinna Sjo-Gaber Associate Producer
Sound Glenn Berkovitz Sound Recordist
Sound Steve Bores Sound Recordist
Sound Mike Duffield Sound Recordist
Sound Peter Eason Sound Recordist
Sound Caleb Mose Sound Recordist
Sound Ben Turney Sound Recordist
Visual Effects Ekin Akalin Animation Director
Art Leanne Dare Art Direction
Production George Hodges Production Manager
Editing Elliott Choi Assistant Editor
Crew Farley Crawford Production Office Assistant
Crew Abigail McCabe Production Office Assistant

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