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Joint Mathematics Meetings: World Premiere of Film "Secrets of the Surface: The Mathematical Vision of Maryam Mirzakhani" (Denver, CO) January 17, 2020 All Day
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Location: Room 207, Meeting Room Level, Colorado Convention Center (Denver, Colorado)

Friday January 17, 2020, 5:15 p.m.-6:45 p.m. (Mountain Time)
AMS Special Presentation: World Premiere of George Csicsery's film Secrets of the Surface: The Mathematical Vision of Maryam Mirzakhani

Room 207, Meeting Room Level, Colorado Convention Center, 700-14th Street, Denver, CO 80202

MSRI and the AMS invite you to join the world premiere screening of MSRI's newest documentary film by director George Csicery. Room 207 is located on the street level/meeting room level of the facility. Admission to the screening is free. (Unregistered guests may not participate in other JMM events.)

Featuring panelists:

  • George Csicsery, Zala Films
  • Hélène Barcelo, Mathematical Sciences Research Institute
  • Jayadev Athreya, University of Washington
  • Erica Klarreich, Mathematician, journalist, and narrator of the film
  • Tatiana Toro, University of Washington
  • Amie Wilkinson, University of Chicago
  • Ingrid Daubechies, Duke University

Learn more about the film: http://www.zalafilms.com/secrets/

The Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI) and George Csicsery are pleased to announce the world premiere of a one-hour documentary film about a remarkable mathematician whose contributions were recognized with a Fields Medal just a few years before her untimely death.

This biographical film is about Maryam Mirzakhani, a brilliant woman, and Iranian immigrant to the United States who became a superstar in her field. The story of her life are complemented with sections about Mirzakhani’s mathematical contributions, as explained by colleagues and illustrated with animated sequences. Throughout, we look for clues about the sources of Mirzakhani’s insights and creativity.

Secrets of the Surface - official trailer 2020 from Zala Films on Vimeo.

MSRI will also host two events at the 2020 JMM.

January 15, 2020
Mathematical Institutes Open House: Wednesday, 5:30–8:00 pm (Mountain Time), Centennial Ballroom F,G,H, Hyatt Regency Denver. Please join us at the Mathematical Institutes Open House reception to learn about the latest programs and workshops being held by a number of institutes.

January 16, 2020
MSRI Reception for Current and Future Donors: Thursday, 6:30–8:00 pm (Mountain Time), Mineral Hall F, Hyatt. MSRI's directorate invites current and prospective donors to an informal reception with refreshments to learn more about events and programs at MSRI and how donors can provide support.

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