This series follows the construction of the Simons Observatory in Chile’s Atacama Desert. The observatory will look for the extremely faint signals of cosmic inflation, a hypothesized exponential expansion of spacetime in the instants immediately following the Big Bang.
The winners of the Fields Medals, Nevanlinna Prize, Chern Prize, Gauss Prize and Leelavati Prize describe their work and process in these videos produced for the International Mathematical Union. They were shown at the 2018 International Congress of Mathematicians.
Questions and answers from leading mathematicians and scientists, such as Fields Medalist Terence Tao and astrophysicist Eve Ostriker, who describe their research, inspirations and hopes.
How do you turn a rubber band into a knot? What happens when you slice a Menger Sponge on a diagonal plane? George Hart reveals the mathematical concepts and surprising hidden geometries all around us.
A series of extended interviews with some of the giants of 20th-century mathematics and science. Interviews include those of John Nash, Ronald Graham and Vera Sós.
This series highlights the real-world influences of projects funded by our outreach initiative Science Sandbox through personal narratives, videos and interviews.