Screening: The Discrete Charm of Geometry #167

19 June | 20:00

Doors: 19:30 / Start time: 20:00
Entrance: 3-5 euro (up to your offer)

Screening: The Discrete Charm of Geometry
Followed by a Q&A with the director Ekaterina Eremenko and special guest Prof. Alexander Bobenko

"Each shot shows beauty or truth, or even both of them. A combination that we know from mathematics." - Andrew Okounkov, Fields Medal 2006

"A perfect film about mathematics. The story is told in an impressionistic way and that works perfectly. The dabs of colour, the images alone would not explain anything, but together they form a wonderful world. The world of mathematics. - Public TV in Russia

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 discretization, which, in short, means: 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. The question of where the boundaries lie between mathematics and the lives of those who are involved in it and how much they are willing to sacrifice is as important as the search for precise scientific answers. A unique and unprecedented dive into the unknown world of mathematicians.

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