Documentaries at vismath
Film: Clouds are not Spheres
Film: Colors of Math
Film: Hard Problems
“Hard Problems” follows the six exceptional high school students who represented the United States in 2006 at the world's toughest math competition — the International Mathematical Olympiad IMO. Each year, the grueling and exhilarating contest pits the top teams from 90 countries against one another.
Film: Is God a Number?
Film: Julia Robinson and Hilbert's Tenth Problem
Film: N is a Number
A man with no home and no job, Paul Erdős was the most prolific mathematician who ever lived.
Born in Hungary in 1913, Erdős wrote and co-authored over 1,500 papers and pioneered several fields in theoretical mathematics. At the age of 83 he still spent most of his time on the road, going from math meeting to math meeting, continually working on problems. He died on September 20, 1996 while attending such a meeting in Warsaw, Poland.
Film: The Colours of Infinity
Arthur C. Clarke takes us into the world of fractals. We learn about their discovery, their fascinating properties, and about the people who use them. Fractals have been discovered in the 1980s by Benoît Mandelbrot who is also interviewed in this movie.