# Featured Stories

## Math Professor Receives Grant to Study Algebraic Geometry

By Jenny Wells

David Jensen, an assistant professor of mathematics in the University of Kentucky College of Arts and Sciences, received funding this fall from the National Science Foundation for his research in algebraic geometry, a central topic in mathematics with applications to many other disciplines.

## Math Movie of the Month: The Story of 1

University of Kentucky Math Movie of the Month presents: The Story of 1.

The history of this number presented by Monty Python’s Terry Jones.

“Terry Jones takes a humor filled journey to discover the amazing tale that lies behind the simplest number we have. Using computer graphics, 1 is brought to life for the program, in all its various guises. 1’s story reveals how the most celebrated civilizations in history were achieved, where our modern numbers came from and how the invention of zero changed the world forever and saved us from having to use Roman numerals today.” – 60 min

Friday December 9th, 2016 7:30pm in Classroom Building 118

For more information see: www.math.uky.edu/~movies

## Professor's Math Education Blog Provides Important Teaching and Learning Resources

By Jennifer T. Allen

An Arts & Sciences math professor is founding editor-in-chief of a math education blog for the American Mathematical Society focused on providing mathematicians with commentary and resources regarding teaching and learning.

## Film Series--The Man Who Knew Infinity (2015)

“Written and directed by Matthew Brown, The Man Who Knew Inﬁnity is the true story of friendship that forever changed mathematics. In 1913, Srinivasa Ramanujan (Dev Patel), a self-taught Indian mathematics genius, traveled to Trinity College, Cambridge, where over the course of ﬁve years, forged a bond with his mentor, the brilliant and eccentric professor, G.H. Hardy (Jeremy Irons), and fought against prejudice to reveal his mathematic genius to the world. The ﬁlm also stars Devika Bhise, Stephen Fry and Toby Jones. This is Ramanujan’s story as seen through Hardy’s eyes.” – 108 min