Math Film Series - The Discrete Charm of Geometry

Tuesday, 1 March 2016 - 6:30pm - 9:30pm
IUPUI Campus Center Theater

Join the Math Club and the Department of Mathematics for a movie screening of: The Discrete Charm of Geometry

Ekaterina Eremenko will be flying in from Berlin, Germany, to discuss both movies, the perception of mathematics by general public, and the role math plays in life. She will be availalbe for a Q&A after the screening.

In The Discrete Charm of Geometry, a team of mathematicians is working together on a big project. Excitement of discovery, hope and disappointment, competition and recognition are shown from an infinitely close distance. Scientists united by the idea of discretization, which, in short, means: constructing continuous objects from basic building blocks. Akin to the scientists’ search for the right discretization of continuum, this film itself is composed of fragments – individual characters of different ages, temperaments and scientific approaches – which form a single continuous melody. The question of where the boundaries lie between mathematics and the lives of those who are involved in it and how much they are willing to sacrifice is as important as the search for precise scientific answers. A unique and unprecedented dive into the unknown world of mathematicians.

Movie duration: 66 minutes

Agenda:

  • 6:15 - Registration opens
  • 6:30 - Pizza Availible
  • 7:00 - Welome and movie screening
  • Q&A imediately following the movie 

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