Videos

As part of the Festival, a annotated collection of mathematical films was created. All movies are suitable for the general public and especially for pupils.

Teaser Image MathFilm 2008 DVD (2008) 60 min

The MathFilm DVD presents a juried collection of innovative short math videos. The films are winners of the international competition of the MathFilm Festival 2008. Following the May premiere in Berlin, the festival films are shown in public viewings throughout Germany. The festival is part of the “Year of Mathematics” initiative of the Federal ...

Teaser Image A Beautiful Mind (2001) 135 min

At Princeton University, John Nash struggles to make a worthwhile contribution to serve as his legacy to the world of mathematics. He finally makes a revolutionary breakthrough that will eventually earn him the Nobel Prize. After graduate school he turns to teaching, becoming romantically involved with his student Alicia. Meanwhile the government a ...

Teaser Image Zählen jenseits des Unendlichen (2007) 2 min

The most basic mathematical process is counting:
0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, ...
In the 1870’s, the mathematician Georg Cantor invented (or found) how to count beyond infinity:
0, 1, 2, 3, ..., ω, ω+1, ...
The short film visualizes the transfinite numbers up to a number which is called ε0.

There are many more transfinit ...

Teaser Image Möbius-Transformationen beleuchtet (2007) 3 min

Möbius Transformations Revealed is a short video which depicts the beauty of Möbius transformations and shows how moving to a higher dimension reveals their essential unity.

It was one of the winners in the 2007 Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge; a low resolution version has been viewed over one million times on YouTube. ...

Teaser Image Flatland: The Movie (2007) 2 min

Based on Edwin Abbott’s classic, mind-bending 1884 mathematical novella, this animated film dramatizes the conflicts, hopes and fates of a community of geometric characters living in a two-dimensional world. When a young geometric figure decides to “think outside the box” (in a world where such thought is forbidden), her life is threatened an ...

Teaser Image Konstruktion eines Hyperdodekaeders (2008) 2 min

This short computer graphics animation presents the regular 120-cell: a four dimensional polytope composed of 120 dodecahedra and also known as the hyperdodecahedron or hecatonicosachoron. The figure is built up through a sequence of subsequent foldings: 5 segments form a pentagon, 12 pentagons form a dodecahedron and eventually 120 dodecahedra for ...

Teaser Image Facelab (2008) 2 min

This movie gives an overview on computer assisted maxillofacial surgery planning. A mobilization of the upper and lower jaw with combined relocation of the mobilized bone parts is demonstrated. The resulting arrangement of facial soft tissue is simulated with finite-element methods on a tetrahedral grid of the virtual patient’s head, thus yieldin ...

Teaser Image Das digitale Herz (2007) 5 min

This movie presents a research project – called CardioSense3D – focussed on constructing mathematical and numerical models of the heart, and then personalising these models using clinical measurements specific to each patient. As cardiovascular diseases represent the leading cause of death in industrialised nations, the objective is to facilita ...

Teaser Image Optimierung von Taktfahrplänen (2008) 5 min

Berlin Underground features nine lines that meet in 19 transfer stations. How to compute a timetable that minimizes the total waiting time of all the passengers in this network, while respecting all safety matters? The 2005 timetable for this network was computed by Matheon, at the Institute of Mathematics at TU Berlin. The key were state-of-the ar ...

Teaser Image Quantus (2008) 10 min

Quantus examines the idea of quantification as exemplified by Pythagoras’ motto “all is number”. The vehicle for demonstrating this omnipresence of numbers and mathematics is computer graphics. Animators create entire virtual worlds in computers complete with objects, movement, light and color. In order to do this, they must translate these c ...

Teaser Image Dice (2004) 2 min

The computer graphics animation “dice” aims at creating images that are both rhythmic and enjoyable from the movement of rolling dice. This work consists of one cut, created by continuous camera work. The interest of movement is expressed by the chain reaction of the rolling dice, which roll from one scene into another, one after another seamle ...

Teaser Image Attack of the Note Sheep (2003) 1 min

This short film is for every one who’s ever been bored in a mathematics class! Doodles can be dangerous… ...

Teaser Image Die Borromäischen Ringe (2006) 4 min

This video, premiered at International Congress of Mathematicians 2006, explains the mathematics behind the new International Mathematical Union logo. The logo depicts the Borromean rings (three linked rings with the property that no pair is linked) in the form they have when tied tight. This tight configuration has pyritohedral symmetry, with the ...

Teaser Image Die Laufmaschine von Tschebyscheff (2008) 2 min

For more than 200 years, from the day when James Watt’s steam engine was developed, surprising symbiosis of the linkage theory and mathematics is being observed. In the 19th century, the great Russian mathematician Pafnuty Lvovich Chebyshev solved the problem of linkage that converts a rotary motion into and approximate straight line motion. The ...

Teaser Image A Semi-Lagrangian Contouring Method for Fluid Simulation (2005) 1 min

In this video, we demonstrate a semi-Lagrangian surface tracking method for use with fluid simulations. Our method maintains an explicit polygonal mesh that defines the surface, and an octree data structure that provides both a spatial index for the mesh and a means for efficiently approximating the signed distance to the surface. At each timestep, ...

Teaser Image Zahlen in Bewegung (2007) 3 min

They are part of our everyday life, from the stopwatch, to the electricity meter and the cash register: Numbers are encountered everywhere. In the short film “Numbers in Motion” these numbers are the main actors. In sophisticated creative images the viewer is plunged into the fascinating world of zero to infinity.

The Austrian compan ...

Teaser Image Die Geometrie des Suchens (2008) 6 min

Search is a fundamental task that enables us to access relevant data quickly in today’s “sea of information”. To facilitate fast response time, sophisticated indexing methods were developed for searching massive amounts of textual information. Recently, research has begun to focus more and more on other types of information such as audio, vid ...

Teaser Image Bubbles, Jaws, Moose Tests, and More (2005) 90 min

Ever thought about how weather is predicted so well or how we can gain knowledge of a galaxy’s life cycle without observing it for billions of years? In earlier times scientists had only two choices: derive some theory or make some experiments. Today’s grand challenges to research, like climate prediction, semiconductor technology, biotechnolog ...

Teaser Image Cube (1997) 90 min

Six total strangers awaken one day to find themselves alone in a cubical maze. Once they meet, they work together using their given skills and talents to survive the deadly traps which guard many of the colored cubic rooms. Using Leaven’s mathematical skills, they press forward, upward, and downward through the hatches to try and find the outer s ...

Teaser Image Der versiegelte Brief des Soldaten Döblin (2006) 86 min

The short and tragic life story of Wolfgang Döblin, brilliant mathematician, son of the famous german writer Alfred Döblin who fled Nazi Germany.

A documentary by Jürgen Ellinghaus and Hubert Ferry for arte/rbb. ...

Teaser Image Early History of Mathematics (2003) 30 min

The film explains with easy-accessible examples and in Tom Apostol’s characteristically perfect presentation major events in the history of early mathematics. Everybody interested in mathematics will be able to understand the film, and even experts will learn something new from it. ...

Teaser Image Enigma (2001) 119 min

During the Second World War, a team of genius is put together near to London to study means of breaking the German code used in the communication. Tom Jericho broke this code in the past and had a break-down. Now his passion Claire Romilly is missing and the British counter-espionage system believes she is a German spy. Tom becomes closer the Clair ...

Teaser Image Fermat's Last Tango (2001) 100 min

“Fermat’s Last Tango was inspired by the achievements of Princeton University Mathematics Professor Andrew Wiles, who in June 1993 presented a proof to the theorem first set forth by French mathematician Pierre de Fermat in 1637. ““Fermat’s Last Tango”“ is a musical fantasia based on the true encounter between mathematician Andrew Wil ...

Teaser Image Fibonacci - The Pisan Leonardo (2008) 40 min

A father working abroad and a son going with him because that country is growing with technology, science and culture.

It is the XII century, that country’s name is North Africa, that son going to study maths in the Arab world is Leonardo, born in Pisa in the Bonacci family (filium Bonacii). Today his theory of the numbers is of everyd ...

Teaser Image Hard Problems (2008) 82 min

Hard Problems is the story of the six American high school students who competed with 500 others from 90 countries in Ljubljana, Slovenia, at the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO). The film shows the dedication and perseverance of these remarkably talented students, the rigorous preparation they undertake, and the joy they get out of solvin ...

Teaser Image Henri Cartan, une vie de mathématicien (1995) 52 min

Discussions by Jean-Pierre Serre and Isabelle Broué with the mathematician Henri Cartan and his wife Nicole, daughter of physicist Pierre Weiss.
Born 1904, Henri Cartan played an essential role in the renewal and proliferation of mathematics in France. He was of the founding members of the “Groupe Bourbaki”, which, founded 1935, rebuild m ...

Teaser Image Julia Robinson and Solving Hilbert's 10th Problem (2008) 45 min

A documentary by Goerge Csicsery about the life and work of the distinguished logician. Julia Robinson was the only female president of the American Mathematical Society and became famous for her work on Hilbert’s 10th problem about the solvability of integer equations. ...

Teaser Image Leonhard Euler: Im Paradies der Gelehrten (2007) 29 min

He was the most exceptionally gifted mathematician of the Eighteenth Century and a great figure in the history of Western culture: Leonhard Euler. Unlike names such as Leibniz and Newton, however, the name Euler today means nothing to many people. However, the Swiss founded a new field of mathematics with his theory of graphs from which a great dea ...

Teaser Image Magic of Muqarnas (2005) 18 min

Muqarnas – stalactite vaults – form an essential part of Islamic architecture. The first written reference on the geometrical concepts dates back to a treatise by the famous Islamic mathematician and astronomer al-Kashi (died 1429). The relation between layout and spatial arrangement is the topic of this video.

First, historical site ...

Teaser Image MESH (2005) 40 min

Mesh is a groundbreaking 40-minute computer animation that helps redefine the term “math video”. The creation of Beau Janzen and Konrad Polthier, Mesh distills down advanced concepts in differential geometry and conveys them in a way that is palpable and relevant to even a novice audience. With its synthesis of cutting-edge visualization and br ...

Teaser Image Moebius (1996) 88 min

Buenos Aires. Argentina. The subway system has been expanded over and over. It is that complex now that nobody is able to picture it anymore. Some day a whole train disappears. From time to time it can be heard rushing through the dark labyrinth, but it cannot be seen. The director of the subway must come up with an explanation for this phenomenon ...

Teaser Image N is a number (1993) 57 min

A man with no home and no job, Paul Erdös was the most prolific mathematician who ever lived. Born in Hungary in 1913, Erdös wrote and co-authored over 1,500 papers and pioneered several fields in theoretical mathematics. At the age of 83 he still spent most of his time on the road, going from math meeting to math meeting, continually working on ...

Teaser Image Pi (1998) 84 min

“In Manhattan, behind six locks, lives Max Cohen, a mathematician and computer whiz. Since staring at the sun at age six, he’s had terrible headaches; plus, he can’t abide human contact except with an aging professor, and he’s obsessed with finding numeric patterns. His current obsession is the stock market; his theories bring him to the at ...

Teaser Image Porridge Pulleys and Pi (2004) 29 min

A portrait of two mathematicians, Fields medalist Vaughan Jones, one of the world’s foremost knot theorists and an avid windsurfer, and Hendrik Lenstra, a number theorist with a passion for Homer and all things classical. ...

Teaser Image Der Beweis (2005) 99 min

In Chicago, on the day of her twenty-seventh birthday, Catherine (Gwyneth Paltrow) receives her sister Claire (Hope Davis) from New York for the funeral of their father Robert (Anthony Hopkins), who passed away a couple of days before. Robert was a brilliant mathematician that became bughouse, and Catherine had lived with him for the last five year ...

Teaser Image Quarks & Co (2006) 43 min

Numbers leave their marks on our everyday life: e.g. telephone numbers, PIN codes, statistics or even the weather forecast usually take part in daily life.
Numbers seem to be objective and create a feeling of precision. But can we really trust them?

In this movie Quarks & Co explores the world of numbers and explains how they can ma ...

Teaser Image The CMI Millennium Meeting (2002) 60 min

In May 2000, the Clay Mathematics Institute (CMI) held its landmark Paris Millennium event at the College de France. On this occasion, CMI unveiled the “Millennium Prize Problems,” seven mathematical quandaries that have long-resisted solution. This video provides a portrait of CMI, its culture and the people behind it. F. Tisseyre captures the ...

Teaser Image The Colours of Infinity (1995) 52 min

Arthur C. Clarke presents this unusual documentary on the mathematical discovery of the Mandelbrot Set (M-Set) in the visually spectacular world of fractal geometry. This show relates the science of the M-Set to nature in a way that seems to identify the hand of God in the design of the universe itself. Dr. Mandelbrot in 1980 discovered the infinit ...

Teaser Image The Fantastic World of M.C. Escher (2001) 55 min

Almost everyone will know M.C. Escher, the famous Dutch artist, whose later work has very strong links to mathematics. Michele Emmer’s film explores this relationship and uses the possibilities of this medium to full extent to show spectacular examples of Escher’s work.
The related mathematics is explained and skillfully visualised. Severa ...

Teaser Image The Importance of Mathematics (2008) 60 min

This video is a lucid, dynamic presentation of the deep and important question of the relevance of mathematics to society, delivered by one of the best mathematicians of the modern age. T.Gowers gave the Keynote Address at the historic Millennium Meeting of the Clay Mathematics Institute (CMI) – the very same meeting at which the Millennium Prize ...

Teaser Image The Millennium Prize Problems (2002) 60 min

The Clay Mathematics Institute announced the Millennium Prize Problems to mark the 100th anniversary of Hilbert’s lecture at the second ICM. These Problems were set forth by two of the greatest mathematicians of the 20th century: John Tate and Michael Atiyah. Atiyah’s lecture discusses four of the Millennium Problems and places them in context. ...

Teaser Image The New Shepherd's Lamp (1995) 30 min

Astronomy and celestial mechanics always initiated great breakthroughs in the development of science and mathematics. The authors of the film describe these developments starting with Ptolemy and ending with contemporary satellite-steering techniques. The explanations come via conversations, illustrations, famous scientific publications and animati ...

Teaser Image Touching Soap Films (1995) 41 min

The video “Touching Soap Films” is an educational film about the world of SOAP FILMS, or in mathematical words, the world of MINIMAL SURFACES. Few other physical problems have influenced as many branches of mathematics in the past 200 years as have the study of soap films. A soap film is physically similar to a piece of rubber surface which tri ...

Teaser Image Turning a Sphere Inside Out (2004) 23 min

Turning a Sphere Inside Out opens with a discussion of the problem of turning a sphere inside out by passing the surface through itself without making any holes or creases. Mathematicians believed that the problem was insoluble until 1958 when Stephen Smale proved otherwise. However, no one could visualize the motion, called a regular homotopy. The ...

Teaser Image Wolfgang Doeblin (2006) 55 min

Wolfgang Doeblin, one of the great probabilists of the 20th century, was already widely known in the 1950s for his fundamental contributions to the theory of Markov chains. His coupling method became a key tool in later developments at the interface of probability and statistical mechanics. But the full measure of his mathematical stature became ap ...

Teaser Image Zorn's Lemma (1970) 60 min

This is an amazing experimental film from American avant-garde filmmaker Hollis Frampton. It begins with a dark screen and a woman narrating from The Bay State Primer, an early American grammar textbook that teaches the letters of the alphabet by using them in sentences derived from the Bible, then the rest of the film is mostly silent. It presents ...

Teaser Image VideoMath-Festival at ICM '98 (1998) 82 min

This collection of the juried mathematical videos was presented at the international congress of mathematicians ICM’98 in Berlin. The videos are winners of a worldwide competition, in which the international jury evaluated their mathematical relevance, technical quality, and artistic imagination. The mathematical themes include problems in topolo ...

Teaser Image Arabesques and Geometry (1999) 21 min

The authors of this film explain the topic of symmetry in mathematics with examples from Islamic art. The mathematical background – plane crystallographic groups – is spectacularly illustrated by examples at the Alhambra in Granada, Spain. This film will be enjoyed by everyone interested in mathematics, from school students to researchers. ...

Teaser Image History of Mathematics (2011) 64 min

This film invites you to participate in the exciting developments in the ancient science of mathematics. The main emphasis has been placed on the developments during the Middle Ages in Asia (the Orient) and Europe (the Occident). Many changes took place at that time and few of the written documents on the sciences in ancient Greece were saved.

Teaser Image Clouds are not Spheres (2007) 52 min

This film tells the story of the life and work of Benoit Mandelbrot. A great innovator and discoverer of the Mandelbrot set and fractal geometry, Mandelbrot is a highly respected mathematician. Here, he tells his story about finding fractals and creating a new way of geometry.


"Clouds are not spheres, mountains are not cones, coast ...

Teaser Image The Music of the Primes (2008) 90 min

In this three-part series Marcus du Sautoy takes us on a journey to discover the world of prime numbers. This DVD contains all three parts of the BBC-series and therefore “Music of the Primes” provides a detailed look into prime numbers and their properties.
The definition of a prime number is easy. Computing or predicting a prime number i ...

Teaser Image 21 (2008) 112 min

Inspired by the true story of MIT students who mastered the art of card counting and took Vegas casinos for millions in winnings. Looking for a way to pay for tuition, Ben Campbell (Jim Sturgess) finds himself quietly recruited by MIT's most gifted students in a daring plot to break Vegas. With the help of a brilliant statistics professor (Kevin Sp ...

Teaser Image Fermat's Room (2007) 86 min

Four mathematicians who do not know each other are invited by a mysterious host on the pretext of resolving a great enigma. The room in which they find themselves turns out to be a shrinking room that will crush them if they do not discover in time what connects them all and why someone might wish to murder them. (IMDb) ...

Teaser Image Fraktale (2010) 52 min

Fractals are everywhere. They are the evolution's choice of of how to create nature. Fractal geometry explains precisely growing, organic systems like plants, courses of a river or the movement of clouds.
We can discover the points of contact between fractals and our daily life in this movie. On top of that Benoît Mandelbrot, the discoverer ...

Teaser Image Good Will Hunting (1998) 122 min

A touching tale of a wayward young man who struggles to find his identity, living in a world where he can solve any problem, except the one brewing deep within himself, until one day he meets his soul mate who opens his mind and his heart.(IMDb) ...

Teaser Image Hotel Hilbert (1996) 29 min

Fiona Knight searches for a hotel room. She tries to get one at "Infinite Hotel" which is full as everybody told her before. This explains the hotel chef, too, but furthermore he tells Fiona that there are enough empty rooms for every new guest.

Be whisked away by Hilberts Hotel and discover the world of infinity with its paradoxes. ...

Teaser Image Sneakers (1992) 125 min

Martin Bishop is the head of a group of experts who specialise in testing security systems. When he is blackmailed by Government agents into stealing a top secret black box, the team find themselves embroiled in a game of danger and intrigue. After they recover the box, they discover that it has the capability to decode all existing encryption syst ...

Teaser Image The Oxford Murders (2008) 108 min

Martin is a PhD student in mathematics and is on an exchange in Oxford. There, he hopes to meet his mentor, Professor Seldom. At their first meeting it becomes clear: they haven't got the same opinion towards the existence of the truth.
Some minutes later after the two continue their own way, they meet again and discover the corpse of an old ...

Teaser Image Numbers (2006) 45 min

We all use math every day. Sometimes we do it with our eyes open, other times we do it unconsciously. And when there are situations which seem to be a coincidence, there is a hidden mathematical pattern most of the time.
The TV series "Numb3rs" is about two different brothers: one of them is an FBI-agent, the other one is a genius in mathemat ...

Teaser Image Teresa's Tattoo (1994) 82 min

Mathematician Teresa just wanted to study during the College spring break. But her friends, who want her to live a little, drag her out to parties. The next thing she knows, she has been drugged, kidnapped, made a redhead, tattooed, and wearing leather?!? Her captors seem to be the most inept crooks ever. They seem to have a plan, if only she could ...

Teaser Image The Code (2011) 114 min

This trilogy is about the code which encrypts the world and which is based on the world's appearance. Searching for the language in which the world is written, Marcus du Sautoy always comes upon one thing: mathematics.

Marcus du Sautoy takes the listener on a journey, which takes him around the whole world. ...

Teaser Image Stand and Deliver (1988) 102 min

Based on a true story this movie is about the teacher Jaime Escalante. At a time in which his pupils don't want to go to school and certainly don't want to concentrate on math, Escalante tries to fill their enthusiasm for this subject and wants to improve their skills.

He has to fight against the hopelessness of the young persons and the ...

Teaser Image Dimensions (0000) 117 min

The movie is divided into 9 topics. Each one is about stories of mathematics which prepare the listeners to go on a journey in the fourth dimension. They are understandable for everyone.

The topics contain themes about geometry and geography, and Escher, Schläfli and Ptolemy, complexe numbers and projections. ...

Teaser Image Thru the Moebius Strip (2005) 86 min

This science-fiction animated movie by Jean Giraud is about the story of the physician Simon Weir, who gets lost in the universe.
After he builds a self-invented portal, he lands on a planet, which is far away, by coincidence.
8 years later his son Jac starts looking for his father. Will he find him? ...

Teaser Image Flatland 2 (2013) 35 min

20 years after the happenings in Flatland: the hexagon "Hex" is grown up and lives at the place where he found the portal to the third dimensions together with his grandfather. In Flatland no one believes that there exists a third dimensions and Hex almost loses his belief, too.
But then he meets Puncto, another hexagon, and together they se ...

Teaser Image The Penrose Tesselation (0000) 16 min

Although it might look strange, mathematics also studies the placement of tiles on a floor! If the floor is an infinite plane, we have a tiling of the plane. A tiling is a way to cover the plane using nonoverlapping copies from a small set of geometric shapes.

In a periodic tessellation there is a region that repeats itself by translatio ...

Teaser Image Colors of Math (2012) 60 min

To most people math appears abstract, mysterious, complicated, inaccessible. But math is nothing but a different language to express the world. Math can be sensual... Math can be tasted, it smells, it creates sound and color. One can touch it- and be touched by it... ...

Teaser Image Is God a Number? (1999) 52 min

Did the universe emerge by coincidence? Or is it based on a plan which can be described mathematically? Mathematicians go further into this question in this film.

The universe as we know it is made from star dust which originated when stars collided millions of years ago. How high is the possibility of this collection of star dust to for ...

Teaser Image The Story of Maths (2009) 90 min

The Story of Maths is a four-part production of the BBC with Marcus du Sautoy. In four chapters on 2 DVDs we learn about the history of mathematics. Beginning in ancient Greece this series takes a ride through centuries of mathematical developments.

The story ends with presenting the Millenium-problems – current mathematical questions ...

Teaser Image Reason for Math Volume 1 (2012) 97 min

Reason for Math is not your ordinary movie about Mathematics. Yes, it teaches you about mathematics but the main goal is to facilitate the understanding and general concepts of this science. Maths is a way of thinking and has a language of its own. So learning the vocabulary of this foreign language is key to understanding mathematics. (vismath) ...

Teaser Image Art and Mathematics (2011) 27 min

What does "dimension" mean? And why couldn't we imagine more than three dimensions? This movie is about how computer visualization helps to understand the fourth dimension. ...

Teaser Image Art and Mathematics (2011) 225 min

The DVD "Art and Mathematics - Part Two" contains several movies about mathematics. The topics are: knots, moebius strip, spirals, symmetry, ... ...

Teaser Image Art and Mathematics: Flatland (2011) 20 min

The Movie is an animated film inspired by Edwin A. Abbott's classic novel, Flatland.

Set in a world of only two dimensions inhabited by sentient geometrical shapes, the story follows Arthur Square and his ever-curious granddaughter Hex. When a mysterious visitor arrives from Spaceland, Arthur and Hex must come to terms with the truth of ...

Teaser Image Art and Mathematics: Knots (2011) 28 min

Knots are very important to sailors. But also mathematicians are interested in the definitions of knots and their characteristics. This movie answers the question: what is fascinating of these objects, that they are even important to artists? ...

Teaser Image Art and Mathematics: Labyrinths (2011) 29 min

This movie points out why people are so fascinated about labyrinths and how labyrinths are described with maths and music. ...

Teaser Image Art and Mathematics: Möbius Strip (2011) 25 min

This movie describes the Möbius strip and his characteristics. For example, what is happening when you cut it into two pieces? Sure, you can imagine what is going to happen after doing this with a ring.
An answer is explained in the movie. ...

Teaser Image Art and Mathematics: Platonic Solids (2011) 24 min

Platonic Solids impress with their even proportions. Even Plato and Euklid were interested in these five solids and their characteristics.
No wonder that artists get interested in these objects, too. They look perfectly because of their proportions.
You are going to be fascinated of platonic solids. ...

Teaser Image Art and Mathematics: Soap Bubbles (2011) 25 min

How can one make the biggest surface with a given line? And why do soap bubbles solve that problem automatically?
This movie explains this problem and shows how artists use it. ...

Teaser Image Art and Mathematics: Spirals (2011) 27 min

This movie is about spirals. You can find spirals in the nature, too. For example in shells or flowers. The connection between math, art and nature is described in "Art and Mathematics: Spirals" ...

Teaser Image Art and Mathematics: Symmetry and Tesselation (2011) 24 min

You can find symmetry in the nature. Even humans have often got symmetrical objects and so it is clear that symmetry is seen as perfectness.
The ancient Greeks discovered the relation between separate things to each other. For example: the better the relation, the more beautiful is a building. ...

Teaser Image Der kleine Gauß (2010) 8 min

What is the solution of summing up 1 to 100? The mathematicians Carl Friedrich Gauss had a solution at the age of 9.
In this movie the solution of Gauss is presented. ...