The Man Who Knew Infinity

The Man Who Knew Infinity

Sloan Foundation Film

Release Date

2016

Director

  • Matt Brown

Cast

  • Jeremy Irons
  • Dev Patel
  • Toby Jones

Awards

  • TFI Sloan Filmmaker Fund Grant, 2015
  • Film Independent Producer's Grant, 2008

A true story based on the life of math genius Srinivasa Ramanujan and Professor G.H. Hardy, who recognized Ramanujan’s brilliance despite the latter’s lack of formal training and education.

During World War I, Srinivasa Ramanujan (Dev Patel), a self-taught Indian mathematics genius travels to Trinity College, Cambridge, where he forms a bond with the eccentric professor G.H. Hardy (Jeremy Irons), and must fight against prejudice to reveal his genius to the world.

Possible Topics

  • Who was Srinivasa Ramanujan?
  • Mathematical analysis, number theory, infinite series, and continued fractions

Past Programs

2016

Who was Srinivasa Ramanujan?

Pickford Film Center, Bellingham, WA

Intuition, Paradoxes, and Proof

Pittsburgh Filmmakers / Regent Square Theater, Pittsburgh, PA

Where do math insights come from?

Cameo Cinema, St Helena, CA

2017

Math at the Movies

Indiana University Cinema, Bloomington, IN