This movie projection is offered exclusively to KAUST community members and is Rated PG-16.
Measuring the World (2012) features Germany in the early 19th century. The movie follows the lives of the German mathematician Carl Friedrich Gauss and German geographer Alexander von Humboldt and their many groundbreaking ways of measuring the world, evolving from their meeting in 1828 on the occasion of the first German Scientific Congress in Berlin organized by Humboldt. Adaptation of Daniel Kehlmann's novel "Measuring the World".
The screening will follow Alan Lightman's keynote lecture "The Discoveries: Great Breakthroughs in 20th-Century Science", which you can register here.
David Keyes, Director of Extreme Computing Research Center at KAUST, will lead the discussion.
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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