Documentary Screening: Counting from Infinity
Join MoMath for the New York premiere of Counting from Infinity: Yitang Zhang and the Twin Prime Conjecture, an inspiring new mathematical documentary by George Csicsery. In 2013, little-known mathematician Yitang Zhang submitted a paper that had big ripples in the world of prime numbers, leading to an exciting string of mathematical discoveries and progress on the Twin Prime Conjecture. Counting from Infinity chronicles this incredible moment in mathematical history, interweaving the story of Zhang's perseverance amidst adversity, his breakthrough, and his preference for working in isolation, with a history of the Twin Prime Conjecture and its challenges.
Stick around after the movie as mathematician Joel Spencer discusses the impact this discovery has had on the world of mathematics, and answers questions about the Twin Prime Conjecture and Zhang's results.