The Beauty of Diagrams

Series in which mathematician Marcus du Sautoy explores the stories behind some of the most familiar scientific diagrams.

Show Info

Airs on: United Kingdom BBC Four (2010 - 2010)
Schedule: Thursdays at 20:30 (24 min)
Status: Ended
Show Type: Documentary
Episodes ordered: 6 episodes

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Pioneer Plaque

Episode 1x06; Dec 23, 2010

When the unmanned space probe Pioneer 10 took off from Cape Canaveral in March 1972, it had on board a remarkable diagram. The Pioneer Plaque was designed to communicate fundamental facts about Earth and its inhabitants to life on other planets. In c

Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
1x06: Pioneer PlaqueDec 23, 2010
1x05: DNA, James Watson and Francis CrickDec 16, 2010
1x04: The Rose Diagram, Florence NightingaleDec 9, 2010
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