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Marcus du Sautoy:
Symmetry, reality's riddle

TEDGlobal 2009 · 18:19 · Filmed Jul 2009
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Marcus du Sautoy: Symmetry, reality's riddle
18:19 · Filmed July 2009 at TEDGlobal 2009 · Subtitles available in 21 languages

The world turns on symmetry — from the spin of subatomic particles to the dizzying beauty of an arabesque. But there's more to it than meets the eye. Here, Oxford mathematician Marcus du Sautoy offers a glimpse of the invisible numbers that marry all symmetrical objects.

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Oxford's newest science ambassador Marcus du Sautoy is also author of The Times' Sexy Maths column. He'll take you footballing with prime numbers, whopping symmetry groups, higher dimensions and other brow-furrowers. Full bio
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