Science Film Festival

The Discovery Award

Title: The Great Math Mystery

Director: Dan McCabe & Richard Reisz
Produced by: Paula Apsell
Country: United States of America
Year: 2015
Running Time: 60 Minutes

Winner 2016: The Great Math Mystery

This mathematical voyage of discovery illustrates the power of maths and questions whether it is the language of the universe or purely a human invention. Mathematics is omnipresent, as can be seen, for example, in the spiral of seeds in the centre of a sunflower. It forms the basis of numerous scientific milestones and was essential to everything, from the first wireless radio transmissions, to the prediction and discovery of the Higgs boson and the successful landing of rovers on Mars.