The Man Who Knew Infinity

Apr 11, 2016, 6:45 pm8:00 pm
McCosh 50
  • Vanuxem Lecture Series
  • Department of Mathematics
  • Council on Science and Technology
Free and open to the public
Event Description

Join Professor Manjul Bhargava *01 (Associate Producer), Devika Bhise (Actress), Matt Brown (Writer & Director), Ed Pressman (Producer), Betsy Rodgers '95 (IFC Films), and Tristine Skyler '93 (Executive Producer) for a discussion on the life and work of Ramanujan and the making of the upcoming film The Man Who Knew Infinity, which will be released on April 29. Based on the untold story of one of the greatest minds in history, The Man Who Knew Infinity charts the incredible life of Srinivasa Ramanujan (Slumdog Millionaire’s Dev Patel), whose genius for mathematics takes him from obscurity in India to Trinity College, Cambridge University in the early 20th-century. Spurred on by his mentor G. H. Hardy (Academy Award winner Jeremy Irons), Ramanujan overcomes racism and the rigidity of academia to revolutionize the field with his startlingly original theorems, which he attributes to divine inspiration. Driven by the engaging rapport between Patel and Irons as two vastly different men who find common ground in the world of numbers, The Man Who Knew Infinity is a fascinating look at how an unlikely, cross-cultural friendship changed the world. For more information on the movie visit: