Lecture 2 – The story of the elusive shapes

Follow Professor Marcus du Sautoy as he takes a tour through the mathematical and cultural world of shapes.

In his second Christmas Lecture we find out why bubbles are always round, why eggs are super strong, exactly how long the coastline of Britain is and even what shape the universe might be.

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Topics

Maths

Year

2006

Lecturer

Marcus du Sautoy

Duration

39:02

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