The Man Who Knew Infinity

Dr. Po-Shen Loh

National Coach, USA International Mathematical Olympiad Team; Math Professor, Carnegie Mellon University; Founder,

The Man Who Knew Infinity— Intuition, Paradoxes, and Proof

A discussion of paradoxes, which arise from the failure of human intuition and resolve only through the rigor of mathematical reasoning. 

Pittsburgh Filmmakers / Regent Square Theater Pittsburgh, PA

Film Synopsis

A true story based on the life of math genius Srinivasa Ramanujan and Professor G.H. Hardy, who recognized Ramanujan’s brilliance despite the latter’s lack of formal training and education.

During World War I, Srinivasa Ramanujan (Dev Patel), a self-taught Indian mathematics genius travels to Trinity College, Cambridge, where he forms a bond with the eccentric professor G.H. Hardy (Jeremy Irons), and must fight against prejudice to reveal his genius to the world.

About the Speaker

Dr. Po-Shen Loh is a math enthusiast and evangelist. He is the national coach of the USA International Mathematical Olympiad team, a math professor at Carnegie Mellon University, and the founder of, an education technology startup providing a free personalized learning platform on every smartphone.