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A Charmed Life, the autobiography of Marika Somogyi edited by George Csicsery, will officially launch at a book opening on Saturday, December 14, at 3:30 p.m., at the newly opened Orly Museum of Hungarian Culture, 1720 Arch Street, Berkeley. Read more about the book at the website or at Amazon (paid Amazon affiliate link).1 Marika Somogyi's experiences during the Holocaust and afterwards form key sections of the documentary film, Angel of Mercy, a biography of Sister Margit Slachta, scheduled for completion by 2021.
The Mathematical Sciences Research Institute will host a Symposium on the occasion of Julia Robinson's 100th birthday on Monday, December 9, 2019 at MSRI. Julia Robinson (1919-1985) was an internationally renowned logician of the twentieth century. She was a trailblazer in mathematics as well as in many other ways: she was the first woman president of the American Mathematical Society, and the first woman mathematician elected to membership in the National Academy of Sciences. Learn more and register online here.
The UC Berkeley Department of Mathematics and the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI) will host Dr. Lenore Blum (Carnegie Mellon University) to celebrate the legacy of UC Berkeley mathematics professor Dr. Julia Robinson. 5:00-6:00 PM (Doors open 4:45 PM). Learn more here.
K-12 students are invited to join fellow math and puzzle enthusiasts at the Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival at UC Berkeley to visit over 20 tables with various games, problems, and activities centered on creative, collaborative inquiry. 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM. To register for free tickets or sign up to volunteer, click here.
Erdős 100 Plus will screen at the Filmfestival Mathematik Informatik 2019 at the Karlstorkino in Heidelberg, Germany, on Sunday, November 24, at 7:30 p.m. Dr. Felix Gunther of the Technical University Berlin Institute of Mathematics will introduce the film. Click here for festival details.
Navajo Math Circles screens at the Rinconada Library in Palo Alto, California, on Thursday, November 21, at 7 p.m. as part of the UNAFF (United Nations Association Film Festival) in Libraries program. The screening celebrates Native American month in November.
Zala Films producer/director George Csicsery announces the publication of Marika Somogyi's autobiography, A Charmed Life, now available on Amazon and Kindle1. George Csicsery is the book's editor. Marika Somogyi's experiences during the Holocaust and afterwards form key sections of the documentary film, Angel of Mercy, a biography of Sister Margit Slachta, scheduled for completion by 2021.
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The Heard Museum in Phoenix, Arizona, screened Navajo Math Circles on September 14 as part of the Scene and Heard Film Series. Following the film, Arizona State University faculty lecturer Michael Little Crow (Turtle Mountain Anishinaabe-Cree) led a discussion on the connection between mathematical and cultural concepts of weaving textiles. Matthias Kawski, ASU mathematics professor, and Charmayne Seaton (Diné), a junior at ASU, who are both featured in the film, were present for the screening.
George Csicsery screened sample clips from his film Angel of Mercy at From Holocaust by Bullets to Auschwitz: Regional Dimensions of the Final Solution, a three-day conference held June 16-18 at Uzhhorod National University in Transcarpathia, Ukraine.

In addition, he interviewed several conference participants in Uzhhorod and in Budapest for the film.

Csicsery appeared in a Hungarian-language news story broadcast on Hungary's only independent news channel, ATV, on June 28, 2019. The story includes an interview with Csicsery and sample clips from Angel of Mercy.

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Secrets of the Surface
The Mathematical Vision of Maryam Mirzakhani
(in production)

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, 2020)

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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