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Next Feature – The Man Who Discovered Infinity – 8pm, Monday 6th February

The Man Who Knew Infinity is a 2015 British biographical drama film based on the 1991 book of the same name by Robert Kanigel, starring Dev Patel and Jeremy Irons

The self-taught Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan (Patel), after growing up poor in Madras India, earns admittance to Cambridge University during World War I. Leaving behind his young bride, Ramanujan’s ability to produce theories seemingly instinctively was put under scrutiny by Professor GH Hardy (Irons), who without seeing the proof distrusted the young prodigy. Despite a frosty start, the two eventually form a friendship that allowed them to push the academic boundaries and create work that fundamentally changed the world’s understanding of the concept of infinity.INFINITY