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2.1.2020 - 2021
Excerpts from Navajo Math Circles are being shown at the special exhibition, "Pattern and Disruption: Diné Lifeways and Embedded Mathematics," at Ohio University's Kennedy Museum of Art through February 2021. The exhibition explores weaving design from the perspective of Diné (Navajo) traditions and beliefs, and how fundamental mathematical ideas are also embedded in the designs. Museum staff worked closely with Dr. Bob Klein of Ohio University, Dr. Henry of Navajo Technical University in Crown Point, AZ, and Sally Fowler, Henry's mother and a weaver, to develop the exhibit. Fowler and Klein met through their work on Navajo Math Circles, collaborations between mathematicians, students and teachers in the Navajo Nation.
Secrets of the Surface: The Mathematical Vision of Maryam Mirzakhani screens at Concordia University's J.A. de Sève Cinema, 1400 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W., Montreal, on Sunday, March 15, at 5 p.m. Screening sponsors are Concordia University, ISM, Centre de Recherches Mathematiques, MSRI and Zala Films.
George Csicsery will present a sample clip from his film Angel of Mercy at the 50th Annual Scholars' Conference on the Holocaust and the Churches at the Ackerman Center for Holocaust Studies at the University of Texas at Dallas. The presentation will be part of the "Revisiting History" session on March 9 at 4 p.m. Click here for the conference program (pdf).
Secrets of the Surface, the documentary film about the Iranian mathematician and Fields medalist Maryam Mirzakhani, will screen at the 13th Symposium for Women in Mathematics in Southern California, being held March 7 and 8 at UC Irvine. The film will screen at 8 p.m. on Saturday, March 7, at the UCI -- McDonnell Douglas Auditorium, 314 Los Trancos Dr, Irvine, CA 92617. Producer/director George Csicsery will be present. Read more about the symposium here.
Chapman University in Orange, California, screens Secrets of the Surface on March 6 at 2:30 p.m. at Argyros Forum 207. Filmmaker George Csicsery will attend.
Zala Films' Julia Robinson and Hilbert's 10th Problem will screen in St. Petersburg, Russia, on February 25, 2020 (on the centenary of the birth of the problem, and fiftieth anniversary of the solution of the problem). The screening is presented by the St. Petersburg Mathematical Society and the Mathematics Section of the House of Scientists.

The program will consist of a speech by the mathematician Yuri Matiyasevich, followed by the screening of the documentary (English, 54 min.). Location of the 6 p.m. screening is the House of Scientists, 26, Palace Embankment, Oak Hall, St. Petersburg, Russia. Admission is free. For more details: click here
The world premiere screening of Secrets of the Surface: The Mathematical Vision of Maryam Mirzakhani will take place on Friday, January 17, 2020, at 5:15 — 6:45 pm, at the Joint Mathematics Meetings (JMM) in Denver, Colorado.

The screening will be held in Room 207 at the Colorado Convention Center, 700-14th Street, Denver, CO 80202. Room 207 is located on the street level/meeting room level of the facility. Admission to the screening is free. (Unregistered guests may not participate in other JMM events.)

The screening is an AMS Special Presentation at the 2020 Joint Mathematics Meetings (JMM), organized by David Eisenbud of the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI) and will be followed by a panel discussion featuring producer/director George Csicsery; Hélène Barcelo, MSRI; Jayadev Athreya, University of Washington; Erica Klarreich, mathematician, journalist and narrator in the film; and Tatiana Toro, University of Washington.

For more information, visit and MSRI.

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Secrets of the Surface
The Mathematical Vision of Maryam Mirzakhani
(Available January 2020!)

License to Tell
(in production)

Erdős 100 Plus
Available July 2018!

Navajo Math Circles

Gazing Into the Past
The Unbounded Vision of James Cahill
(a collaboration with Skip Sweeney; in production)

Something New
Every Day

The Math & Magic of Ron Graham

Available July 2018!

People of the Current

Counting from Infinity
Yitang Zhang and the Twin Prime Conjecture

Angel of Mercy
(in production; est. completion, 2021)

Taking the Long View
The Life of Shiing-shen Chern

Erdős 100
Available July 2018!

Hard Problems
The Road to the World's
Toughest Math Contest

To Prove and Conjecture
Excerpts from Three Lectures
by Paul Erdős

Where the Heart Roams

N is a Number
A Portrait of Paul Erdős

Troop 214
214-es Csapat

I Want to Be a Mathematician
A Conversation with Paul Halmos

Songs Along a Stony Road

The Right Spin

Julia Robinson
and Hilbert's Tenth Problem

Hungry for Monsters
A Tale from a New Age Witch Hunt

The Enchanted Mirror

The Thursday Club

porridge pulleys and Pi
Two Mathematical Journeys

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