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.
David Keyes directs the Extreme Computing Research Center at KAUST. He works at the interface between parallel computing and the numerical analysis of partial differential equations, with a focus on algorithms that scale to the world's largest computers -- today petascale, soon exascale. Newton-Krylov-Schwarz (NKS), Additive Schwarz Preconditioned Inexact Newton (ASPIN), and Algebraic Fast Multipole (AFM) methods are methods he helped name and is helping to popularize. Before joining KAUST as a founding dean in 2009, he led multi-institutional scalable solver software projects in the SciDAC and ASCI programs of the US DOE, ran university collaboration programs at LLNLs ISCR and NASAs ICASE, and taught at Columbia, Old Dominion, and Yale Universities. He earned a BSE in Aerospace and Mechanical Sciences from Princeton in 1978 and a PhD in Applied Mathematics from Harvard in 1984. He is a Fellow of SIAM and AMS, and has been awarded the ACM Gordon Bell Prize, the IEEE Sidney Fernbach Award, and the SIAM Prize for Distinguished Service to the Profession.
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