Screening

About Counting from Infinity: Yitang Zhang and the Twin Prime Conjecture

Year Released:
2015
Genres:
Documentary
Metadata:
In April 2013, a lecturer at the University of New Hampshire submitted a paper to the Annals of Mathematics, the premier math journal. Within weeks word spread—an unknown mathematician, with no permanent job, working in complete isolation, had made an important breakthrough on the Twin Prime Conjecture. The film recounts Zhang’s rise from obscurity to mathematical celebrity. The story of quiet perseverance amidst adversity is interwoven with a history of the Twin Prime Conjecture.


This screening in sponsored by the Indiana University Department of Mathematics and the Center for Documentary Research and Practice. (HD.)

Related information

Explore this film

Additional screenings of this film

Parking, map, and more

Plan your visit

More like this

A young boy pushes a man in a wheelchair from the film When We Walk
Cancelled

This screening includes When We Walk

Thurs, April 9, 7 pm