This movie projection is offered exclusively to KAUST community members, and is rated PG-13 (parental guidance is suggested in the case of children under the age of 13).
An intense and haunting portrayal of a brilliant, complicated man, ‘The Imitation Game’ follows a genius who under nail-biting pressure helped to shorten World War Two and save thousands of lives.
Benedict Cumberbatch stars as Alan Turing, the genius British mathematician, logician, cryptologist and computer scientist who led the charge to crack the German Enigma Code that helped the Allies win WWII.
Turing went on to assist with the development of computers at the University of Manchester after the war, but was prosecuted by the UK government in 1952 for acts which the country deemed illegal.
Directed by Morten Tyldum with a screenplay by Graham Moore, ‘The Imitation Game’ stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode.
This screening features a discussion after the movie with David Keyes, Professor of Applied Mathematics and Computational Science and the Director of the Extreme Computing Research Center at KAUST.
Refreshments will be served prior to this screening from 5:00 pm.
This movie is brought to you by the Office of Enrichment Programs in collaboration with the University Library.
Professor Keyes is the director of the Extreme Computing Research Center at KAUST. He earned a BSE in Aerospace and Mechanical Sciences from Princeton University in 1978 and a PhD in Applied Mathematics from Harvard University in 1984. Prof Keyes works at the interface between parallel computing and the numerical analysis of partial differential equations. Before joining KAUST as a founding dean in 2009, he led DOE scalable solver software projects and taught at Columbia University and Yale.
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