MSI Friends and Alumni: Hidden Figures

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Welcome to the new academic year. On behalf of the Mathematical Sciences Institute, I would like to invite you and a guest to attend an exciting special event for our friends, colleagues and community. The MSI will be sponsoring an ANU Film Group screening of the highly acclaimed, Oscar-nominated film “Hidden Figures", which highlights the work of African-American mathematicians Katherine G. Johnson, Dorothy Vaughn, and Mary Jackson in the pioneering NASA spaceflight programs.  

Prior to the screening, we’ll be featuring several short talks by our MSI faculty on some particularly interesting aspects of the film's mathematics and the role of diversity in mathematics, followed by an exclusive reception in the Coombs Extension Lobby prior to the start of the film.

Our MSI Friends and Alumni events are part of our efforts to promote the work of our school and make it accessible to the community, so spouses and guests are especially welcome at this event.


Talks: 6–6.45pm

Reception and Drinks: 6.45–7.30pm

Film: 7:30pm


Please RSVP online by Friday 17 March 2017

We do hope you can make it and very much look forward to seeing you there. Please note that due to the screening of the film, our talk and reception will take place at the Coombs Theatre and Coombs Extension Lobby.