The Man Who Knew Infinity

Date: Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Time: 7:30pm
Location: Bow Tie Squire Cinemas (115 Middle Neck Road, Great Neck)

Directed by Matthew Brown. UK, Narrative, 114 min.

Starring Dev Patel and Jeremy Irons

Based on the untold story of one of the greatest minds of his generation, The Man Who Knew Infinity charts the incredible life of Srinivasa Ramanujan (Slumdog Millionaire’s Dev Patel), whose genius for mathematics takes him from the slums of India to Trinity College, Cambridge University in the early 20th-century. Spurred on by his mentor G. H. Hardy (Academy Award-winner Jeremy Irons), Ramanujan overcomes racism and the rigidity of academia to revolutionize the field with his startlingly original theorems, which he attributes to divine inspiration. Driven by the engaging rapport between Patel and Irons as two vastly different men who find common ground in the world of numbers, The Man Who Knew Infinity is a fascinating look at how an unlikely, cross-cultural friendship changed the world

Official Selection – Toronto International Film Festival

“It tells such a good story that it is hard to resist” – Screen Daily
“Highly engaging performances by Dev Patel…and Jeremy Irons” – The Hollywood Reporter

Special Guest Speaker: Professor Manjul Bhargava

Manjul Bhargava served as a mathematical consultant and associate producer of the film The Man Who Knew Infinity. He grew up primarily in Bethpage, Long Island but also spent much time in Jaipur, Rajasthan, India.  He is now the R. Brandon Fradd Professor of Mathematics at Princeton University, and is recognized worldwide as one of the leading experts in Number Theory.

Professor Bhargava has received numerous awards and honors for his work, including the SASTRA Ramanujan Prize, the Packard Fellowship, the Clay Research Award, the AMS Cole Prize, the Fermat Prize, the Infosys Prize, Election to the US National Academy of Sciences, and Election to the Indian National Science Academy.  In addition, Professor Bhargava has also won numerous awards for his teaching, public lectures, and exposition, including the Derek Bok Award, the Vanguard Fellows Award, and the Merten Hasse Prize. In August 2014, Professor Bhargava was awarded the Fields Medal, considered the highest honor in mathematics.