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To Infinity and Beyond

Sunday 10th October 2010 from 13h00 to 14h30
Salle 1 / Auditorium

Directed by
Stephen Cooter
Written by
Stephen Cooter
Produced by

Documentary, United Kingdom, 2010, 59 min

Competition Grand jury

By our third year, most of us will have learned to count. Once we know how, it seems as if there would be nothing to stop us counting forever. But, while infinity might seem like an perfectly innocent idea, keep counting and you enter a paradoxical world where nothing is as it seems. Mathematicians have discovered there are infinitely many infinities, each one infinitely bigger than the last. And if the universe goes on forever, the consequences are even more bizarre. In an infinite universe, there are infinitely many copies of the Earth and infinitely many copies of you. Older than time, bigger than the universe and stranger than fiction. This is the story of infinity.


Debate with :

  • Patrick Dehornoy, professor researcher, Laboratory of Mathematics Nicolas Oresme, University of Caen - CNRS, and Deputy Director of the mathematical sciences and their interactions Institute (INSMI)

Know more

  • Webpage dedicated to the film on the BBC's website.