Fascination Science – Ken Ono


Fascination Science delves into mathematics with Professor Ken Ono


The tenth instalment of a free lecture series at Massey University will be given by a man so fascinated by a Mathematician that he would later help produce a Hollywood film about the man.

Emory University’s Professor Ken Ono, will give his talk ‘Gems of Ramanujan and their Lasting Impact on Mathematics’ as part of the Fascination Sciences lecture series on the University’s Albany campus. This will be followed by the film The Man Who Knew Infinity, starring Dev Patel and Jeremy Irons, about Ramanujan’s life, which Professor Ono served as an associate producer.

“Mathematician Ramanujan's work has had a truly transformative effect on modern mathematics, and continues to do so as we understand further lines from his letters and notebooks,” says Professor Ono.

In this lecture, some of the studies of Ramanujan that are most accessible to the general public will be presented and how Ramanujan's findings fundamentally changed modern mathematics. Professor Ono will share several clips from the film in the lecture.

Trailer for the man who knew Infinity

Lecture details

Gems of Ramanujan and their Lasting Impact on Mathematics

Tuesday, October 10, 6.00 - 7.00pm, Sir Neil Waters Lecture Theatres, Massey University Auckland Campus, Albany.
For more information or to register.

Film details:
The film will be screened at 7.30pm (run time 1 hour 54 minutes). 

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