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DVDs for Sale or Streaming

People who do and use mathematics often have fascinating stories and adventures to tell related to their work; and partly because their work itself is often hard for non-mathematicians to comprehend, these stories can have a special interest.  Sometimes mathematicians' experiences are as unusual as those of the homeless but much-loved and celebrated Paul Erdos; sometimes their adventures are as unusual as astronaut Michael Foale's rescuing of the Mir space station.

As part of MSRI's commitment to telling the story of mathematics, we have produced a number of films about mathematicians; many have been directed by George Csicsery, whose first film about a mathematician, "N is a Number", has become a classic.

Please see the list of films below that are for sale or viewable on our web site. We think that each has something interesting for mathematicians and non-mathematicians alike! We hope you'll watch some -- and enjoy them.

  --David Eisenbud, Director


The following films are for sale as DVD's: 

Counting from Infinity - Bonus Material - Click here to view bonus material recorded during the production of Counting from Infinity: Yitang Zhang and the Twin Prime Conjecture


This page also contains links to special events and lectures that are not part of any Programs or Workshops. For streaming videos and other media of our regular workshops, please visit our main video page at http://www.msri.org/web/msri/online-videos 

Streaming Video and Media Files

An Introduction to MSRI

Older Films

New Horizons in Undergraduate Mathematics

Critical Issues in Mathematics Education

Symposium on Global Warming: From Global Predictions to Local Action

MSRI Biology Colloquium

  • For a listing of all talks and their videos for our Biology Colloquium series, please see the main Biology Colloquium page

Other Special Events and Lectures

Committee on Academic Sponsors Day