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Counting From Infinity: Yitang Zhang and the Twin Prime Conjecture

Counting From Infinity: Yitang Zhang and the Twin Prime Conjecture

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In April 2013, a lecturer at the University of New Hampshire submitted a paper to the Annals of Mathematics. Within weeks word spread: a little-known mathematician, with no permanent job, working in complete isolation, had made an important breakthrough toward solving the Twin Prime Conjecture. Yitang Zhang's techniques for bounding the gaps between primes soon led to rapid progress by the Polymath Group, and a further innovation by James Maynard.

Counting from Infinity is a study of Yitang Zhang's rise from obscurity and a disadvantaged youth to mathematical celebrity. The story of quiet perseverance amidst adversity, and Zhang's preference for thinking and working in solitude, is interwoven with a history of the Twin Prime Conjecture as told by several mathematicians, many of whom have wrestled with this enormously challenging problem in Number Theory—Daniel Goldston, Kannan Soundararajan, Andrew Granville, Peter Sarnak, Enrico Bombieri, James Maynard, Nicholas Katz, David Eisenbud, Ken Ribet and Terry Tao.

Film Facts
Running Time
80
Genre
Docuemtary
MPAA Rating
NR
Starring
Yitang ZhangDaniel Goldston
Kannan Soundararajan
Andrew Granville
Peter Sarnak
Enrico Bombieri
James Maynard
Nicholas Katz
David Eisenbud
Ken Ribet
Terry Tao
Directed By
George Csicsery
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Adult $12.50
Senior (62+) $10
Child (11 and under) $10
Students (with valid student ID) $10
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Daily, before 5:30, $10