IS GOD A NUMBER?| 52mins
Director: NIGEL LESMOIR-GORDON | Producer: NIGEL LESMOIR-GORDON
Focus Years: 2000 | Country: United Kingdom
For centuries, astronomers and mathematicians have gazed in awe and wonder at the heavens, seeking to discover if there is a master plan. From the finite to the infinite, from the smallest sub-atomic particles to the entirety of the universe in which we live, there is evidence of the work of a master mathematician.
Examining in depth the power and the limits of mathematics to explain and describe the world we live in, IS GOD A NUMBER? asks if we can use mathematics to describe the way our brains work and to help explain the mystery of consciousness?
Professor Michael Barnsley, Sir Roger Penrose and Sir John Polkinghorne, three of the worldâ€™s most renowned scientists, use nature and exciting computer graphics to bring these ideas to the viewer in a fascinating review of current thinking, which leaves us wondering if God is indeed a mathematician.