Category: Matemática


Gravity and Me: The Force that Shapes our Lives

Professor Jim Al-Khalili investigates the amazing science of gravity. As well sculpting our universe, gravity also affects our weight, height and even the rate at which we age.

Physics professor Jim Al-Khalili investigates the amazing science of gravity. A fundamental force of nature, gravity shapes our entire universe, sculpting galaxies and warping space and time. But gravity’s strange powers, discovered by Albert Einstein, also affect our daily lives in the most unexpected ways. As Jim tells the story of gravity, it challenges his own understanding of the nature of reality.

The science of gravity includes the greatest advances in physics, and Jim recreates groundbreaking experiments in gravity … Ler mais


The Joy of Data

Exploration of the word of our age - data - with mathematician Hannah Fry. What is data? How is it stored, shared, made sense of? And what does data reveal about us and the world?

A witty and mind-expanding exploration of data, with mathematician Dr Hannah Fry. This high-tech romp reveals what data is and how it is captured, stored, shared and made sense of. Fry tells the story of the engineers of the data age, people most of us have never heard of despite the fact they brought about a technological and philosophical revolution.

For Hannah, the joy of data is all about spotting patterns. Hannah sees data as the essential bridge between … Ler mais


The Joy of Logic

Documentary exploring the human quest for certainty and sound reasoning itself. Dave Cliff asks just how logical we really are and whether humans can stay ahead of computers.

A sharp, witty, mind-expanding and exuberant foray into the world of logic with computer scientist Professor Dave Cliff. Following in the footsteps of the award-winning The Joy of Stats and its sequel Tails You Win – The Science of Chance, this film takes viewers on a new rollercoaster ride through philosophy, maths, science and technology – all of which, under the bonnet, run on logic.

Wielding the same wit and wisdom, animation and gleeful nerdery as its predecessors, … Ler mais


Life By The Numbers

A lively six-part survey of mathematics that covers such topics as dimensions, odds, how math affects sports, and how educators and researchers are coming up with new ways to make math 'make sense'

From the smallest micro organism to the planets and the stars, life can be a wondrous journey of discovery where almost everywhere and everything is affected by numbers. Enter the exciting world of the Science of Mathematics with our host Danny Glover.

Life by the Numbers is the overall title for a series of TV programs on mathematics produced by WQED Pittsburgh with support from a number of foundations and corporations. The first program in the series was shown … Ler mais


Martin Gardner: Mathemagician

The universe is almost like a huge magic trick

“The universe is almost like a huge magic trick,” says Martin Gardner. Many world-renowned scientists, mathematicians and magicians agree.

Featured guests who have been influenced by Gardner include: magicians Max Maven and Michael Weber; mathematician and legendary computer hacker Bill Gosper; Harvard professor and card wizard Persi Diaconnis; renowned math genius John Horton Conway of Princeton; and Ron Graham, acrobat, juggler and chief scientist for AT&T Research.

Gardner first got hooked on math as a … Ler mais


The Art of the Impossible: MC Escher and Me

Sir Roger Penrose takes a personal journey through artist MC Escher's work

World-leading cosmologist Professor 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 … Ler mais


Escher’s Infinite Perspective

An inquiry around the mystery behind the missing hole in M. C. Escher "Print Gallery"

M. C. Escher is among the most intriguing of artists. In 1956 he challenged the laws of perspective with his graphic Print Gallery, and found himself trapped by an impossible barrier. His uncompleted master-piece quickly became the most puzzling enigma of modern art, for both artists and scientists.

Half a century later, mathematician Hendrik Lenstra took everyone by surprise by drawing a fantastic bridge between the intuition of the artist and his own, and completed Escher’s work mathematically.

This … Ler mais


Magic Numbers: Hannah Fry’s Mysterious World of Maths

Documentary series in which Dr Hannah Fry explores the mystery of maths. Is it invented like a language or is it discovered and part of the fabric of the universe?

In this new series, mathematician Dr Hannah Fry explores the mystery of maths. It underpins so much of our modern world that it’s hard to imagine life without its technological advances, but where exactly does maths come from? Is it invented like a language or is it something discovered and part of the fabric of the universe?

It’s a question that some of the most eminent mathematical minds have been wrestling with. Dr Eleanor Knox from King’s College London believes … Ler mais


Abdus Salam – O Sonho da Simetria

Um filme documentário de Giuseppe Mussardo, Luisa Bonolis, Daniele Trani e Diego Cenetiempo

Em Jhang, uma pequena cidade no Punjab (Paquistão), uma noite um homem sonhou que o seu filho estava a subir uma árvore, tão alto que logo ele pareceu desaparecer no céu azul. O nome da criança era Abdus Salam, que significa “Servo da Paz”, que iria ganhar em 1979 o Prémio Nobel de Física pelos seus avanços inovadores na nossa compreensão das leis da Natureza [O Prémio Nobel de Física 1979 foi concedido em conjunto a Sheldon Lee Ler mais


O que está errado neste relógio de sol?

Relógio de Sol é um instrumento que determina as divisões do dia através do movimento da sombra de um objecto, o gnómon, sobre o qual incidem os raios solares e que se projeta sobre uma base graduada, o mostrador ou quadrante.


Relógio de sol ou fonte?

O relógio de sol em questão neste artigo é mais do que um simples relógio. É uma fonte pública, modelo Sarastro (da coleção Flauta Ler mais


VideoMath Festival

An International Video Festival at The International Congress of Mathematicians 1998

The VideoMath festival is being held on the occasion of ICM’98, the International Congress of Mathematicians in Berlin. It is the first festival dedicated to videos concerning mathematics. The videos were selected by an international jury in a worldwide competition. They target a general audience interested in popular science, mathematical topics, and applications of mathematics in everyday life.

This reel comprises the 24 winners of the worldwide VideoMath competition. The entries have been selected by the jury on basis … Ler mais


Alternative MATH

A well meaning math teacher finds herself trumped by a post-fact America

Perhaps one of the smartest and most compelling shorts around, ALTERNATIVE MATH, a nine minute American piece directed by David Maddox, is a deeply layered and remarkably sophisticated pieces of intelligent comedy.

Our heroine is a veteran grade school teacher trying to explain to her student that 2+2=4. The child however, believes the answer is 22. So do his parents. How dare this teacher censor their child and restrict his learning. What kind of professional does this? The child’s … Ler mais



Criado e dirigido por Tom M. Apostol e James F. Blinn, ambos do do Instituto de Tecnologia da Califórnia

Project MATHEMATICS! consiste num conjunto de vídeos educativos e livros de acompanhamento para professores que exploram tópicos básicos da matemática do ensino secundário de maneiras que não podem ser feitas no quadro-negro ou num livro-texto. Os vídeos usam ação ao vivo, música, efeitos especiais e animações imaginativas. Estes vídeos foram distribuídos sem fins lucrativos.

Foi objetivo do projeto atrair jovens para a matemática através de módulos educativos de alta qualidade que mostram que a matemática é compreensível, excitante e eminentemente … Ler mais


John von Neumann, prophète du 21ème siècle

Le portrait saisissant d’un mathématicien de génie qui fut à l’origine de théories fondamentales et de leurs applications, de la bombe atomique à la révolution numérique

Peu connu du grand public, le mathématicien américano-hongrois John von Neumann (1903-1957) a pourtant élaboré des théories qui ont définitivement changé le cours de l’humanité. Après avoir croisé Robert Oppenheimer et Werner Heisenberg au cours de ses années d’études à l’université allemande de Göttingen, il s’installe aux États-Unis au début des années 1930. Il va contribuer aux découvertes les plus fondamentales du siècle dernier (théorie des jeux, intelligence artificielle, physique statistique, entre autres) et initier outre-Atlantique la révolution informatique. Sous … Ler mais


From Königsberg bridges to genome sequencing

A science documentary telling a story of a single mathematical problem that makes its way to the fundamental theory of modern science

In 1735, the bright mathematician Leonard Euler presented his solution of the famous problem of Seven Bridges of Königsberg. His notable solution has sparked a whole new branch of mathematics – the graph theory, which is now widely used in many fields of science.

Apresenta-se seguidamente a solução do problema apresentada por Leonhard Euler, no escrito intitulado Solutio Problematis ad Geometriam Situs Pertinentis (Solução para um problema relacionado com geometria de posição).
As ilustrações do … Ler mais


PATRICE JEENER – Le graveur de mathématiques

Les mathématiques, si abstraites parfois imaginaires, se dessinent et se gravent sous nos yeux et sous les doigts de Patrice Jeener, artiste graveur

La Motte-Chalancon, Drôme provençale, hiver 2016.
Une silhouette enveloppée d’une cape noire arpente les rues étroites et biscornues du village médiéval. Comme sorti tout droit d’un film gothique, Patrice Jeener nous accompagne dans sa maison en marmonnant des formules mathématiques et il nous présente son travail : des centaines de gravures qui représentent des graphiques, des concepts et des objets mathématiques.

Savez-vous à quoi ressemble un hyperboloïde à deux nappes ? Ou un hypercube à 7 dimensions ? Patrice … Ler mais