Comment j’ai détesté les maths (How I came to hate Maths)

Date & time

5.30–9pm 24 April 2014


Haydon-Allen Tank Lecture Theatre Building #23, Australian National University


 Brittany Shoard
 61 2 6125 2897

The Mathematical Sciences Institute and the Embassy of France in Canberra will be hosting the Australian premier of  'Comment j’ai détesté les maths (How I came to hate Maths)' for MSI's Alumni, friends and colleagues. The French documentary directed by Olivier Peyon, talks with some of the worlds biggest mathematical minds to try and answer the age old question, why is mathematics so widely hated! 

Subtitles will be provided for the screening.

Attendance at these special event is by invitation only, so if you would like to attend, please register as a friend of MSI to receive your invitation.


Math always bored you, you always thought that being useless at math was inevitable, in short, you always loathed math!
We could have been happy to laugh at them if mathematics hadn't taken such an important place in our society: Apple, Google, Goldman Sachs are nothing more than algorithms and mathematic formulae. How did mathematics end up suffering from such a lack of interest at the very moment that they rule the world?
Through a journey to the four corners of the world in the company of the greatest mathematicians, including Cédric Villani (2010 Fields Medal), Comment j’ai détesté les maths recounts how mathematics have changed our world for the better... and sometimes for the worst.

To view the movie tralier click here

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