Lettera Matematica

, Volume 6, Issue 1, pp 19–23 | Cite as

Cinema scientists: a film about Galois



Professor of theoretical physics Giuseppe Mussardo has added a film about the life and work of mathematician Évariste Galois to his series of films about scientists. Here we briefly mention Mussardo and his films, discuss the ways in which the film meaningfully communicates both biography and science, recount Galois’s short life and tragic death, and show why his brilliant mathematical ideas have outlived him.


Galois Algebraic equations Documentaries 


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    Bischi, G.I.: Scientists in film: an interview with Giuseppe Mussardo. Lett. Mat. Int. 2, 103–107 (2014)CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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© Centro P.RI.ST.EM, Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Dipartimento di MatematicaPolitecnico di MilanoMilanItaly

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