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In the movies mathematicians are mostly mad. Since here at <i>Plus</i> we firmly believe in our sanity, we're puzzled as to why. So we charged <b>Charlotte Mulcare</b> with the unenviable task of sifting through five well-known maths movies and speculate towards an answer. </div>
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<div class="pub_date">June 2008</div>
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<p>Mathematicians have often been considered a little eccentric; Charles Darwin once defined a mathematician as "a blind man in a dark room looking for a black cat which isn't there." Now, in the age of film, movie makers seem to go one step further: mathematicians appear to be disturbed at best, displaying a kind of neuroses through numbers. Browse the Web for films about mathematicians, and you
will find a collection of protagonists plagued by mental instability.</p><p><a href="http://plus.maths.org/content/os/issue47/features/mulcare/index" target="_blank">read more</a></p>http://plus.maths.org/content/os/issue47/features/mulcare/index#comments47a beautiful mindgood will huntingmathematics in filmsmathematics in the mediaPiMon, 16 Jun 2008 09:58:50 +0000mf3442334 at http://plus.maths.org/content