MathFilm Festival 2008: Kassel

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

Flatland: The Movie (2007, 34 min.)

Based on Edwin Abott's book "Flatland", this is an animated film about geometric characters living in a two-dimensional world.

A Beautiful Mind (2001, 135 min.)

Nobel Prize winner John Nash touches paranoia after his revolutionary ideas in game theory. Psychology and recovery of a great mathematician.

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.

Quarks & Co (2006, 43 min.)

Zahlen prägen unser Leben: Ob Telefonnummern, Pincodes, Wahlergebnisse oder die statistische Wahrscheinlichkeit, dass morgen die Sonne scheint. Quarks & Co taucht ein in die Welt der Zahlen und erklärt, wie man mit ihnen lügen kann.

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.

Pi (1998, 84 min.)

Obsessed with finding numerical patterns in the Wall street stock market a mathematician wants to rediscover long-lost mysteries in the Torah.

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.

Hard Problems (2008, 82 min.)

The story of the American high school team at the International Mathematical Olympiad in Ljubljana in Slowenia. Mathematical quests at highest level.

Arabesques and Geometry (1999, 21 min.)

The authors of this film explain the topic of symmetry in mathematics with examples from Islamic art.

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.

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.

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?

Cube (1997, 90 min.)

Bloody horror is experienced by six strangers in an unknown cubical maze. Survival requires mathematical skills and affiliations with horror genre.

Leonhard Euler: In the Scholars's Paradise (2007, 29 min.)

Leonhard Euler was the most exceptionally gifted mathematician of the Eighteenth Century and a great figure in the history of Western culture.

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.

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.

Moebius (1996, 88 min.)

A 30-passenger train vanishes in the Buenos Aires subway system. Everything seems futile, until a young mathematician proposes an incredible solution.

Touching Soap Films (1995, 41 min.)

The young boy Kalle explores the palace of soap bubbles and minimal surfaces in an amusing story. Unprecedented computer animations.

The Colours of Infinity (1995, 52 min.)

Documentary by Arthur C. Clarke on the discovery of the Mandelbrot set. The film includes spectacular visualizations from the world of fractals.

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