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Expanded Horizons

   2018    Science
Dr Hannah Fry travels down the fastest zip wire in the world to learn more about Newton's ideas on gravity. His discoveries revealed the movement of the planets was regular and predictable. James Clerk Maxwell unified the ideas of electricity and magnetism, and explained what light was. As if that wasn't enough, he also predicted the existence of radio waves. His tools of the trade were nothing more than pure mathematics. All strong evidence for maths being discovered.
But in the 19th century, maths is turned on its head when new types of geometry are invented. No longer is the kind of geometry we learned in school the final say on the subject. If maths is more like a game, albeit a complicated one, where we can change the rules, surely this points to maths being something we invent - a product of the human mind. To try and answer this question, Hannah travels to Halle in Germany on the trail of perhaps one of the greatest mathematicians of the 20th century, Georg Cantor. He showed that infinity, far from being infinitely big, actually comes in different sizes, some bigger than others. This increasingly weird world is feeling more and more like something we've invented. But if that's the case, why is maths so uncannily good at predicting the world around us? Invented or discovered, this question just got a lot harder to answer.
Series: Magic Numbers

From Here to InFinite 2of2

   2017    Art
Three weeks before the official launch date of the new album 'inFinite' of rock legend Deep Purple CineStar presents the accompanying film 'From Here To InFinite' on the big screen. The exclusive cinema premiere of the film, which offers captivating insights into the genesis of the upcoming studio album, took place on March 16,, 2017. In addition, fans can hear for the first time and world-exclusive three songs from this new album.
Series: Deep Purple: From Here to InFinite

From Here to InFinite 1of2

   2017    Art
The documentary tells the story of the pioneering and influential British heavy rock band Deep Purple, with cameras also following them as they enter the studio to record a new album. The film accompanies five legendary musicians on their moving journey to Nashville to record their latest album 'inFinite' and once again find out that the power of music and friendship will never end.
As close as in this 90-minute film, Deep Purple never had cameras close by. The studio album 'inFinite' of the recently recorded Rock and Roll Hall of Fame musicians was released on April 7, 2017.
Series: Deep Purple: From Here to InFinite

Which Universe Are We In

   2015    Science
Imagine a world where infinite copies of you are playing out every storyline of your life. It sounds like a plot stolen straight from Hollywood, but far from it. This is the multiverse. Until very recently the whole idea of the multiverse was dismissed as a fantasy, but now this strangest of ideas is at the cutting edge of science. And for a growing number of scientists, the multiverse is the only way we will ever truly make sense of the world we are in. Do multiple universes exist? And if so, which one are we actually in?" Imagine a world where dinosaurs still walk the earth. A world where the Germans won World War II and you are president of the United States. Imagine a world where the laws of physics no longer apply.

The Art Of The Impossible

   2015    Art
Sir Roger Penrose is more than just a fan of MC Escher's mind-bending art. During the course of a long creative collaboration, the British mathematician and the Dutch artist exchanged ideas and inspirations. Some of Escher's most iconic images have their origin in Penrose's mathematical sketches - while the artist's work has served as a starting point for the professor's own explorations of new scientific ideas". To coincide with the first ever Escher retrospective in the UK, Penrose takes us on a personal journey through Escher's greatest masterpieces - marvelling at his intuitive brilliance and the penetrating light it still sheds on complex mathematical concepts.
Meet the Romans
Meet the Romans

   2012    History
One Strange Rock
One Strange Rock

   2018    Science
Art of Spain
Art of Spain

   2008    Art
The Sound and the Fury
The Sound and the Fury

   2013    Art
Building Giants
Building Giants

   2019    Technology
Magic Numbers
Magic Numbers

   2018    Science
The Crusades
The Crusades

   2012    History
Roman Empire: Reign of Blood
Roman Empire: Reign of Blood

   2016    History