2019 Festival “Navajo Math Circles” and Other MSRI Films
Saturday May 4, 2019 from 2:00pm - 2:25pm ET
Join MSRI host Dr. Hélène Barcelo as she introduces three film trailers for recent MSRI public math films for public television: “Navajo Math Circles (opens new window),” tracing the afterschool and summer activities of youth on the reservation, a biopic-in-production on Maryam Mirzakhani (opens new window), the first woman to win the math equivalent of the Nobel Prize, and “Counting from Infinity (opens new window),” about a Chinese mathematician whose work on the twin primes conjecture offers rare insights into the solitary and collaborative creative process in mathematics. All three are by filmmaker George Csicsery of Zala Films (opens new window).
Room 209ab, Level 2, Walter E. Washington Convention Center