PIMS Public Screening: The Man Who Knew Infinity

  • Date: 11/23/2016

University of British Columbia


The Man Who knew Infinity


Part two of the Ramanujan series:


"The Man Who Knew Infinity" is the true story of a friendship that forever changed mathematics. In 1913, Srinivasa Ramanujan (Dev Patel), a self-taught Indian mathematical genius, traveled to Trinity College, Cambridge, where over the course of five years, he forged a bond with his mentor, the brilliant and eccentric professor, G.H. Hardy (Jeremy Irons), and fought against prejudice to reveal his mathematical genius to the world. The film also stars Devika Bhise, Stephen Fry and Toby Jones. This is Ramanujan's story as seen through Hardy's eyes.


Seats for this screening are limited. No payment is required, though particpants should RSVP through the Registration link below. (This will open on November 4, 2016).






Note to Particpants:


This is the second of a series of events with Ken Ono, hosted by PIMS and UBC: 


  1. Nov 22: Old Auditorium- Celebrating Discovery, Four Visionary Thinkers (Hosted by UBC)
  2. Nov 23: CIRS 1250 at 5:30pm; Movie Screening: The Man Who Knew Infinity (Hosted by PIMS) 
  3. Nov 24: AERL 120 at 4:30pm; Public Lecture: Gems of Ramanujan (Hosted by PIMS) 
  4. Nov 25: ESB 2012 at 3:00pm; PIMS Distinguished Lecture: New Theorems (Hosted by PIMS and the UBC Math Dept) 


Other Information: 

Location:Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability: CIRS 1250

Time: 5:30pm.

Light refreshments will be served from 5:00pm - 5:30pm 




Thank you for your interest. Registration for this event is now closed.