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NOVA: Hunting the Hidden Dimension
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12/14/2010
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Mysteriously beautiful fractals are deepening our understanding of nature

 


NOVA

Hunting the Hidden Dimension

Tuesday, December 14 — 08:00pm on CPTV

What do movie special effects, the stock market, heart attacks and the rings of Saturn have in common? They’re all connected by a revolutionary new branch of math called fractals, which changed the way we see the world and opened up a vast new territory to scientific analysis and understanding. NOVA tells the dramatic story of a group of pioneering mathematicians who developed fractals from a curiosity that few took seriously to an approach that is touching nearly every branch of understanding — including what happened after the Big Bang and the ultimate fate of our universe.