Adventures of a Mathematician

Dir. Thor Klein | 102 min
Drive-In Screening, Narrative United Kingdom 2020
EnglishPolish with English subtitles

Based on Stanislaw Ulam’s autobiography Adventures of a Mathematician.

Cambridge, USA, 1942. Stan Ulam is a 30-year-old talented Polish Jewish mathematician, a good-looking bon vivant who is quick with a joke. When he loses his fellowship at Harvard, the Hungarian genius Johnny von Neumann comes to the rescue with a mysterious job offer, which whisks him away to Los Alamos.

Surrounded by a bevy of other young and eccentric immigrant scientists, Stan begins top-secret work on a nuclear weapon, all while scheming of how to rescue his sister for Nazi-occupied Poland.


Tuesday, May 257:30 PM Union Market 1309 5th St NE
Washington, DC


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