Sunday, 1 May 2016
The Man Who Knew Infinity
Based on true events and actual people 'The Man Who Knew Infinity' tells the story of a young Indian man without formal higher education who just instinctively was a genius at mathematics. Although he secured a place at Trinity College, Cambridge University he experienced racism and violence because of his background especially as the Great War of 1914/18 loomed.
This is a fascinating and beautifully told film and I feel some shame that I had no prior awareness of this Mozart of Mathematics whose now century old formulas still inform us about matters in our universe to this day.