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!

  • Register once and select the documentary/ies you’d like to join
  • Registration closes Monday, 16 August @ 09.00 AEST
  • Zoom link to the online screening will be emailed to registrants within 24 hours before the screening time



Math Circles Around the World

  • Documentary film by Ekaterina Eremenko
  • 16 August, 16.30 AEST

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

  • Documentary film by George Csicsery
  • 16 August, 19.30 AEST

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

  • Documentary film by Ekaterina Eremenko
  • 17 August, 19.30 AEST

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

  • Documentary film by Ekaterina Eremenko
  • 18 August, 19.30 AEST

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.


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