MathFilm Festival 2008: Solingen

Im Jahr der Mathematik findet in Solingen die Veranstaltung mathewoche solingen statt. Ein vorläufiges Programm erscheint hier in einer automatisch generierten Liste. Weitergehende Informationen und aktuelle Programmzeiten finden Sie auf der Webseite des Veranstalters auf

MathFilm 2008 DVD (2008, 60 min.)

Prämierte Kollektion von englisch-sprachigen Kurzfilmen des MathFilm Festival 2008. Ausgewählt von der internationalen Jury zeigen die Filme einen Querschnitt durch die bunte Welt der Mathematik.

Bubbles, Jaws, Moose Tests, and More (2005, 90 min.)

Ever thought about how weather is predicted or experimental research is investigated on a computer? Insight in the world of numerical mathematics.

Der versiegelte Brief des Soldaten Döblin (2006, 86 min.)

The short and tragic life story of Wolfgang Döblin, brilliant mathematician, son of the famous german writer Alfred Döblin who fled Nazi Germany.

Enigma (2001, 119 min.)

Spionage movie about the breaking of the German code used in the Second World War. Mathematics within a war environment of suspician and stress.

Wolfgang Doeblin (2006, 55 min.)

A film by Agnes Handwerk and Harrie Willems about Wolfgang Doeblin, the genius son of writer Alfred Döblin, and the story of a sealed letter with the manuscript about the equation of Kolmogorov, that he wrote to the academy shortly before his death.

MESH (2007, 40 min.)

Breathtaking visualizations from Plato's triangle man and Kepler's wine barrels to Newton and Leibniz, and the mathematics of computer graphics.

N is a number - Paul Erdös (1993, 57 min.)

The life of one of the most prolific mathematician is documented by George Csicsery. The highly awarded film shows living mathematics.

The Fantastic World of M.C. Escher (2001, 55 min.)

Almost everyone will know M.C. Escher, the famous Dutch artist. Michele Emmer's film explores this relationship and uses the possibilities of this medium to full extent to show spectacular examples of Escher's work.

The New Shepherd's Lamp (1995, 30 min.)

Astronomy and celestial mechanics always initiated great breakthroughs in the development of science and mathematics. The authors of the film describe these developments starting with Ptolemy and ending with contemporary satellite-steering techniques.

Porridge Pulleys and Pi (2004, 29 min.)

A portrait of two mathematicians, Fields medalist Vaughan Jones, one of the world's foremost knot theorists and an avid windsurfer, and Hendrik Lenstra, a number theorist with a passion for Homer and all things classical.

Magic of Muqarnas (2005, 18 min.)

Muqarnas - stalactite vaults - form an essential part of Islamic architecture. The relation between layout and spatial arrangement is the topic of this video.

Proof (2005, 99 min.)

Anthony Hopkins plays a famous mathematician who has passed. Does his daughter, Gwyneth Paltrow, have inherited his brilliancy or his insanity?

Federal Ministry of Education and Research Matheon - Mathematics for key technologies Freie Universität Berlin Wissenschaftsjahr 2008 - Jahr der Mathematik
Mit freundlicher Unterstützung von:
Arthaus Central Film Constantin Kairos Senator Universal