Nature by numbers


Nature by numbers

4 minutes

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When the Spanish filmmaker and graphic designer Cristóbal Vila looks at nature, he sees numbers, and the remarkable elegance of mathematics. Uniting music and animation with mathematics, Nature by Numbers is a sensory science film, an immersion in the world of the minute and microscopic, and an exciting introduction to some of the great geometric and scientific concepts.

Director: Cristóbal Vila

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Cell growth simulations reveal life-like emergence in stunning digital art

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Ghosts and tiny treasures

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A science without time

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‘If you feel you’re in a black hole, don’t give up’ – Stephen Hawking explains

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