Adventures of a Mathematician

The movie is based on the autobiography (1991) with the same name. Stan Ulam (1909-1984) appears in many places in mathematics like Fermi-Pasta-Ulam, the Ulam Spiral, the Ulam problem (Collatz problem), the Oxtoby-Ulam theorem (he wrote at Harvard). The picture features Ulam teaching calculus and probability at Harvard. There is a lot about the "Super", some disputes with Edward Teller (1908-2003). A prominent role in the movie plays John von Neumann (1903-1957). Thanks to Craig Smorynski for telling me about the movie.

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Oliver Knill, Posted March 30, 2023,