Discovery - Numbers That Made The World - Episode 2

In the second part of Numbers that Made the World, designer and engineer, Cecil Balmond, explores numbers as patterns. He unravels the human instinct to find numerical nuances in the universe, beginning with a visit to Boston in the US to talk to Dr Mario Livio, author of ‘Is God a Mathematician?’. He meets Professor Mandelbrot, the man who discovered the psychedelic beauty of fractals in the 1970s, and former-hostage, John McCarthy, reveals how he turned to calculations in desperate moments during his captivity.