Adventures of a Mathematician (Film Screening)

The Mathematical Sciences Institute, the ANU Film Group and the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Canberra are delighted to present the screening of Adventures of a Mathematician. Light refreshments will be served along with short speeches from organisers before the movie starts.

After migrating to the U.S. in the late 1930s, Polish-Jewish mathematician Stanislaw ‘Stan’ Ulam (Philippe Tlokinski) is offered an opportunity to work on a top-secret project in New Mexico. Ulam and his new wife (Esther Garrel) move to the newly-built town of Los Alamos, where Ulam becomes part of a team of brilliant young immigrant scientists whose work leads to the creation of the hydrogen bomb. But despite his success, Ulam finds himself wracked with guilt over the family he left behind in Poland.

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