Movies at the Met
- Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 1:30PM - 3:30PM
- Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 7:00PM - 9:00PM
- The Chapel
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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.