Movies at the Met

Movies at the Met

The Man Who Knew Infinity 

Destructive forces of East and West combine to crush the flower of genius in this brilliantly realized biography of a self-taught, turn-of-the-century mathematician born in 1887 to humble circumstances in a southern Indian backwater. At age 26, unemployable, misunderstood and desperate for sponsorship, he mailed a sample of his work to an eminent young British mathematician thus initiating what would become one of the surprising discoveries of twentieth-century mathematics - his own brilliant, still insufficiently-plumbed understanding of the nature of numbers. World War I, cultural and racist barriers in England and lack of support provided a hollow  existence for this mathematical genius leading to an unfortunate conclusion.

Join us Tuesday, Jan. 16 at 1:30 and 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel.

 

 

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