Room 209ab, Level 2, Walter E. Washington Convention Center

Age Level

11-13 14-18 18+
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Film Room

Come to the movies! Your hosts will be mathematicians from around the country. These short film clip presentations will range from the physics of football, to the math behind movie animation, to a chance to meet winning filmmakers from the National Science Foundation-sponsored “We Are Mathematics” contest. Check out individual listings for more details. Age ranges vary by listing. Bring your questions and your curiosity!

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Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation has a nationwide film program to support filmmakers at every stage of development who create narrative films about science and technology.

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Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI)

The Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI) is one of the world’s preeminent centers for collaborative research in mathematics. Located in Berkeley, California, MSRI’s mission is to advance mathematical research, foster…

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National Science Foundation (NSF)

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is the only federal agency tasked with keeping the United States at the leading edge of discovery in all fields of fundamental science and engineering,…

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NOVA is the most-watched prime time science series on American television, reaching more than four million viewers weekly. Now in its fifth decade of production, the series remains committed to…

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Dr. Holly Krieger

University of Cambridge

Dr. Holly Krieger is the Corfield Lecturer at the University of Cambridge and Director of Studies and Fellow in Maths at Murray Edwards College, one of the few women-only Cambridge…

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Dr. Joseph Teran

University of California, Los Angeles

Dr. Joseph Teran is Professor of Applied Mathematics at the University of California, Los Angeles. A large component of his work is focused on the simulation of the human body….

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John Urschel

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

John Urschel is a Ph.D. candidate in mathematics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and former NFL offensive lineman for the Baltimore Ravens.

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