OU on the BBC: Music of the Primes

They keep you safe online - but that's just one of the many secrets of prime numbers.

By: The OpenLearn team (Programme and web teams)

  • Duration 5 mins
  • Updated Thursday 15th September 2005
  • Introductory level
  • Posted under TV, Music of the Primes
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Prime numbers - those figures which refuse to be divided neatly by anything other than one and themselves - are surprisingly stubborn and persistent beasts. Join Marcus du Sautoy as he explores their strange behaviours.

First broadcast: Wednesday 28 Sep 2005 on BBC FOUR

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