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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.

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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.

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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, 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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