MSI: Music, Film and Mathematics Together

  • Start Date: 08/10/2013
  • End Date: 08/17/2013

Banff, Alberta


In 2009, siblings Jennifer and Andrew Granville completed the
screenplay, "Mathematical Sciences Investigation (MSI): The anatomy of
integers and
permutations," based on analogies between the genetic similarities of
twins, and the surprisingly similar mathematical structure of the prime
factors of typical integers, and of the cycles of typical permutations.
The objective, in writing this screenplay, was to reach a
wider-than-usual audience for mathematical exposition.

Throughout, Tommy Britt, a documentary filmmaker, has been recording
elements of the project -- creative meetings, rehearsals, interviews and

performances -- focusing on the creative and mathematical challenges
that have emerged through these unique collaborations. This proposed
residency will enable the artists and mathematicians to complete
post-production on this documentary, exploring further how to present
complex mathematical concepts in different forms.


Andrew Granville (Université de Montréal) and
Jenny Granville (Leeds Metropolitan University)

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For more information on this event, please visit the BIRS website here.