N Is A Number: A Portrait of Paul Erdös
Science on Screen
The Jacob Burns Film Center is generously offering our meet up group 25 complimentary tickets to an upcoming special event, taking place Monday May 5 @ 7:30 pm. We will be screening N is A Number: A Portrait of Paul Erdos. You must reply by 10 am on April 28 to receive a ticket. Please no exceptions, this is the deadline. You must also provide your full name (first and last) to be put on the guest list. If you are bringing a guest please list their full name.
The event fee is $2 paid by paypal in advance. This is an event fee is to help defer the meetup fees and also to confirm your attendance to this event, it is not for the ticket purchase. It is non refundable.
With mathemagician Ron Graham!
A man with no home and no job, Paul Erdös (1913–1996) was the most prolific mathematician who ever lived. Establishing himself at the age of 20, Erdös published over 1500 papers and pioneered several fields in theoretical mathematics. This movie captures the quirky genius who spent most of his time wandering, “like a bumblebee,” carrying news and mathematical information from university to university.
Q&A and MATH PARTY with Ron Graham, Joel Spencer and Glen Whitney. Former circus performer, past president of the International Jugglers’ Association, and distinguished mathematician Ron Graham was one of Paul Erdös’ closest friends and colleagues. He is a computer science and engineering professor at UC San Diego and chief scientist at the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology. Joel Spencer is a fellow of the American Mathematical Society and is a combinatorialist who has worked on probabilistic methods in combinatorics and on Ramsey theory. He is currently a professor at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences of New York University. Glen Whitney is co-executive director and founder of MoMath, a museum dedicated to creating “a safe place to love math.”
After the discussion, join us upstairs in the Jane Peck Gallery where there will be games, interactive exhibits from MoMath, and pi(e) and other treats from Flour & Sun Bakery.
Copresented with the National Museum of Mathematics
George Paul Csicsery. 1993. 57 m. NR. USA . N/A.
Mon. May 5