[ALGTOP-L] Jill Clayburgh the mathematician

Amnon Neeman Amnon.Neeman at anu.edu.au
Sun Nov 7 23:44:34 EST 2010


A correction: I've always been under the impression that Dick Gross  
(of Harvard) was the math adviser for the movie "It's My Turn". I've  
just checked with Dick and he confirms it. This leaves us wondering  
what Masley's role was.

  Yours, Amnon


On 08/11/2010, at 8:11 AM, Martin C. Tangora wrote:

> Thanks for the references to other films that discuss
> mathematics, physics, etc.
>
> My colleague UIC number theorist John Masley was the
> technical director (i.e. mathematical consultant) for the
> film "It's my turn."  Sad to say, he reported that, in the scene
> where she teaches the diagram chase, she was primarily
> concerned about whether her behind looked good on camera.
> I never went to see the film, but now at least I've seen the scene.
>
> At 11:00 AM 11/7/2010, algtop-l-request at lists.lehigh.edu wrote:
>
>> Date: Sat, 6 Nov 2010 13:09:14 -0400 (EDT)
>> From: Jack Morava <jack at math.jhu.edu>
>> Subject: [ALGTOP-L] Jill Clayburgh, who proved the Snake Lemma, has
>>       passed away
>> To: algtop-l at lists.lehigh.edu
>>
>> http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/11/06/jill-clayburgh-dead-oscar_n_779876.html
>>
>>> From C. Weibel, An Introduction to Homological Algebra, p. 11:
>>
>> "The key tool in constructing the connecting homomorphism \partial
>> is our next result, the Snake Lemma. We will not print the proof in
>> these notes, because it is best done visually. In fact, a clear proof
>> is given by Jill Clayburgh at the beginning of the movie It's My Turn
>> (Rastar-Martin Elfand Studios, 1980)..."
>>
>> [This segment of the film is available at
>>
>>  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etbcKWEKnvg
>>
>> For the film itself, see
>>
>>  http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0080936/
>>
>> For something similar, though not as complete, see
>>
>> Antonia's Line, http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0112379/
>>
>> (toward the end of Scene 5 on the DVD); thanks to
>> Doug Ravenel for this reference.]
>>
>>      --------- Ars Longa, Vita Brevis -------
>>
>>                          (:+{(}
>>
>>
>>
>> ------------------------------
>>
>> Message: 2
>> Date: Sat, 06 Nov 2010 20:39:42 +0100
>> From: Andrew Ranicki <andrew.ranicki at gmail.com>
>> Subject: [ALGTOP-L] Mathematics in the Movies
>> To: algtop-l at lists.lehigh.edu
>> Cc: Bob Oliver <bobol at math.univ-paris13.fr>, Jack Morava
>>       <jack at math.jhu.edu>
>>
>> "It's My Turn" is only one of the films featuring mathematicians on
>> Oliver Knill's wonderful website Mathematics in the Movies
>> http://www.math.harvard.edu/~knill/mathmovies/
>> However, there is one film not yet there: the 2004 BBC TV drama  
>> "Hawking"
>> http://www.amazon.co.uk/Hawking-DVD-Benedict-Cumberbatch/dp/B0002W0YKW/ref=sr_1_4?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1289071748&sr=1-4
>> There is a clip of the scene in which Roger Penrose introduces  
>> Hawking
>> to the joys of topology on
>> http://www.maths.ed.ac.uk/~aar/surgery/hawking.wmv
>> and the text is on
>> http://www.maths.ed.ac.uk/~aar/surgery/hawking.txt
>>
>> Andrew Ranicki
>
> Martin C. Tangora
> University of Illinois at Chicago
> tangora at uic.edu
>
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