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What mathematicians see at the movies

Samuel Arbesman describes what mathematicians see when they watch movies: fractals (Casino Royale), game theory (The Dark Knight), epidemiology (zombie movies), and balance theory (Reservoir Dogs).

Update: Oliver Krill in the Math Department at Harvard has a large collection of movie clips in which Mathematics appears including The Happening where the audience is asked to predict the probability that Mark Walhberg could play a believable high school science teacher.

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