The Man Who Knew Infinity

The Man Who Knew Infinity

Sloan Foundation Film

Release Date



  • Matt Brown


  • Jeremy Irons
  • Dev Patel
  • Toby Jones


  • 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


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


Math at the Movies

Indiana University Cinema, Bloomington, IN


The importance of patterns

The Lindsay Theater and Cultural Center, Sewickley, PA

The Man Who Knew Infinity at Tull Family Theater

The Lindsay Theater and Cultural Center, Sewickley, PA


Math: It's fun and it's world-changing

Willcox Theater and Arts, Willcox, AZ