Film Festival

Mathematics – Computer Science

Every year, the Heidelberg Laureate Forum Foundation hosts the week-long Film Festival Mathematics – Computer Science at the Karlstorkino Heidelberg. An open invitation is extended to anyone interested in immersing themselves in the world of mathematics and computer science. Special guests introduce the films and are available for a Q&A session after the screenings. This year's Film Festival Mathematics – Computer Science took place from November 4 to 11, 2023.

The Film Festival Mathematics – Computer Science is held in cooperation with the Karlstorkino in Heidelberg, which received the “Cinema that Educates” award in 2020 and was runner-up in 2019. Among other accolades, it was praised for “unusual topics in selection of films”, explicitly for the Film Festival Mathematics – Computer Science.

These eight films provided an interesting mix of documentaries that throw a spotlight either on the life and work of outstanding scientists or on social discourse surrounding current issues rooted in mathematics and computer science.

  • „Particle Fever“, US 2013
    November 4, 7:30 p.m.
  • „Inside the Mind of Leonardo", GB/CA 2013
    November 5, 7:30 p.m.
  • „AlphaGo“, US 2017
    November 6, 7:30 p.m.
  • „Flatland”, US 2007
    November 7, 7:30 p.m.
  • „Algorithmenbasierte Kameraüberwachung”, DE 2022
    November 8, 7:30 p.m.
  •  „Ready Player One”, US 2018
    November 9, 7:30 p.m.
  • „WarGames”, US 1983
    November 10, 7:30 p.m.
  • „Solving the Bonnet Problem“, DE 2023
    November 11, 7:30 p.m.

For further information please have a look on the German website.