Category Archives: Math

Theoretical Physicist, Lisa Randall’s “Knocking on Heaven’s Door” Book

Lisa Randall’s, Knocking on Heaven’s Door, explores current particle physics and discusses approaches in scientific thinking. More about the book: Michael Barton’s review at Portland Book Review. Review at physics4me. More about Lisa Randall: Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard. About Lisa Randall at One Giant Leap of Awesome. Lisa Randall talks about her […]

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Mathematics in Film

I’ve ventured into two mathematical films recently – Proof (2005) and Dark Matter (2007). Proof is the story of Catherine (Gwyneth Paltrow), a daughter of a schizophrenic (?) mathematician Robert (Anthony Hopkins), who allegedly writes a brilliant paradigm-shifting proof then hides it away out of fear of… success? Becoming her father? It’s based on David […]

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