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"Counting from Infinity" November 26, 2014 (12:30 PM PST - 02:00 PM PST)
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Location: MSRI: Baker Board Room

The one-hour film will be a fine cut (next to final), without final music, audio mix or color correction. George will be present at the screening and would love your feedback before putting the finishing touches on his movie. 

“Counting from Infinity” will premiere during the Joint Mathematics Meeting (JMM) in San Antonio, Texas on Saturday,  January 10, 2015 (6:20 p.m. - 7:40 p.m.) in Lila Cockrell Theatre,  Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, San Antonio.

About the movie: 
"Counting from Infinity" is a study of Yitang Zhang’s rise from obscurity and a disadvantaged youth to mathematical celebrity. The story of  quiet perseverance amidst adversity, and Zhang’s preference for thinking and working in solitude, is interwoven with a history of the Twin Primes Conjecture as told by several mathematicians, many of whom have wrestled with this enormously challenging problem in Number Theory— Daniel Goldston, Kannan Soundararajan, Andrew Granville, Peter Sarnak, Enrico Bombieri, James Maynard, Nicholas Katz, David Eisenbud, Ken Ribet and Terry Tao.

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