- Dates: 16 August 2021 4:30 pm - 18 August 2021 9:00 pm
- Website: https://www.matrix-inst.org.au/events/docos/
An invitation to join MATRIX during National Science Week 2021 for free screenings of the following documentaries that celebrate the wonders of the mathematical sciences!
Math Circles Around the World
Every week, hundreds of children in different cities of the world meet to solve complex problems. Who they are, why they do it and how, is explored in the movie Math Circles Around the World.
Secrets of The Surface – The Mathematical Vision of Maryam Mirzakhani
Filmed in Canada, Iran and the United States, this film features leading mathematicians and is illustrated by animated sequences. Mirzakhani’s mathematical colleagues from around the world, as well as former teachers, classmates, and students in Iran today, convey the deep impact of her achievements. The path of her education, success on Iran’s Math Olympiad team, and her brilliant work, make Mirzakhani an ideal role model for girls looking toward careers in science and mathematics.
Colors of Math
To most people maths appears abstract, mysterious, complicated, inaccessible. But maths is nothing but a different language to express the world. Maths can be sensual. Maths can be tasted, it smells, it creates sound and colour. One can touch it—and be touched by it…
Featuring some of the best-known mathematicians of our time: Cédric Villani • Anatoly Fomenko • Aaditya V. Rangan • Günter M. Ziegler • Jean-Michel Bismut • Maxim Kontsevich
The Discrete Charm of Geometry
A team of mathematicians is working together on a big project. Excitement of discovery, hope and disappointment, competition and recognition are shown from an infinitely close distance. Scientists united by the idea of discretisation: constructing continuous objects from basic building blocks. Akin to the scientists’ search for the right discretization of continuum, this film itself is composed of fragments—individual characters of different ages, temperaments and scientific approaches—which form a single continuous melody.