The Man Who Knew Infinity


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The Man Who Knew Infinity

  • 2015
  • Directed By: Matthew Brown
  • Rated PG-13
  • Drama
  • 114 Minutes
  1. Monday, April 17, 2017 7:00 p.m.
Still image from the film The Man Who Knew Infinity

A panel discussion will follow the screening. Details can be found below.

This film is the true story of friendship that forever changed mathematics. In 1913, Srinivasa Ramanujan—a self-taught Indian mathematics genius—traveled to Trinity College, Cambridge. Over the course of five years, he forged a bond with his mentor, the brilliant and eccentric G.H. Hardy, and fought against prejudice to reveal his mathematic genius to the world. Two distinguished mathematicians co-produced the film: Manuel Bhargava, a Fields Medalist, and Ken Ono, a Guggenheim Fellow. This screening is sponsored by the Department of Mathematics, the Dhar India Studies Program, and IU Cinema. (2K DCP Presentation)

A panel discussion with scholars David Fisher (Mathematics, Indiana University), Michael Larsen (Mathematics, Indiana University), Elon Lindenstrauss (Fields Medalist, Mathematics, Hebrew University), and Susan Seizer (Anthropology, Indiana University) will follow the screening.