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Title How Long Is A Piece Of String? / Director: Liddell, Rob
Published Australia : SBS ONE, 2009
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Description 1 online resource (streaming video file) (53 min. 12 sec.) ; 322237359 bytes
Summary Comic Alan Davies attempts to answer the proverbial question: how long is a piece of string? But what appears to be a simple task soon turns into a mind-bending voyage of discovery where nothing is as it seems. An encounter with leading mathematician Marcus du Sautoy reveals that Alan's short length of string may in fact be infinitely long. Ultimately, Alan finds that measuring his piece of string could - in theory at least - create a black hole, bringing about the end of the world. (From the UK) (Documentary) G CC
Event Broadcast 2011-06-26 at 21:30:00
Notes Classification: G
Subject Discoveries in science.
Mathematical statistics -- Research.
Physics -- Study and teaching.
Quantum theory -- Mathematics.
United Kingdom.
Form Streaming video
Author Davies, Alan, host
Du Sautoy, Marcus, contributor
Liddell, Rob, director
Lloyd, Seth, contributor
Parker, Becky, contributor