Hausdorff Cinema: "The Discrete Charm of Geometry"

The Hausdorff Center shows the movie "The Discrete Charm of Geometry" on February 23, 2016 - 19h at the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics


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.

Entry is free; there will be time for drinks and discussion after the movie.

More information about the movie project can be found here.