Film & Video

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14-18 18+

Counting from Infinity: Yitang Zhang and the Twin Prime Conjecture

In April 2013, a lecturer at the University of New Hampshire submitted a paper to the Annals of Mathematics. Within weeks word spread—a little-known mathematician, with no permanent job, working in complete isolation had made an important breakthrough towards solving the Twin Prime Conjecture.  The story of quiet perseverance amidst adversity is interwoven with a history of the Twin Prime Conjecture as told by several mathematicians, many of whom have wrestled with this enormously challenging problem in Number Theory. The film has aired on PBS; you can view the film trailer or purchase a DVD copy.

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