High Anxieties: The Mathematics of Chaos

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The documentary examines the modern advances in mathematics and how they affect our understanding of physics, economics, environment and human psychology.

The film shows how advances in mathematics of the 20th century have affected our worldview, and in particular how the financial economy and the environment of the earth are now seen as inherently unpredictable.

The film examines the influence of the work of Henri Poincaré and Lyapunov Alexander had in recent developments in mathematics. Includes interviews with David Ruelle, on the theory of chaos and turbulence, the economist Paul Ormerod on the unpredictability of economic systems, and James Lovelock the founder of the Gaia theory of climate change and turning points in the environment .

As we approach tipping points in the economy and climate, the film examines the mathematics they have been reluctant to face and asks if, even now, we prefer to bury our heads in the sand rather than face harsh truths.

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