The independent documentary "Colours of Math" (2012) by Ekaterina Eremenko - a German-based, American-trained, Russian-born documentary producer and mathematician - has been an unlikely runaway success. It has been translated into 12 languages, and screened around the world.
With six mathematicians from different countries and six senses that lead them in their journey of discovery, the movie gives an insight into the mystery of abstract mathematical ideas and creative thinking.
The screening (60 min) is followed by a round table discussion. What is happening in contemporary mathematics? Are there particular national schools of thought and traditions of education? Prominent mathematicians will share their views on these questions.
The evening is the first of the series “Colours of Sciences”, organised by Russian Presence UK Project, with the support of Russians in the City.
Professor Sergey Foss, Heriot Watt University
Professor Leonid Parnovski, University College London
Professor Eugene Shargorodsky, Kings College London
Dr June Barrow-Green, Open University
Dr Oksana Morgunova and Natalia Makarov, co-founders and directors of Russian Presence UK.