MATHEMATICAL FICTION:

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Løvekvinnen [Lion Woman] (2006)
Erik Fosnes Hansen
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This Norwegian novel follows the life of a young girl who has a hairy face due to hypertrichosis. According to Tom Louis Lindstrøm (who kindly brought this work of mathematical fiction to my attention) the film adaptation includes more mathematics than the book:

Contributed by Tom Louis Lindstrøm

In the book we are only shown that the protagonist has an interest in mathematics as a child; in the film there are two additional scenes where we see her lecturing (at the Sorbonne!) on the Taylor series of arctan and giving a talk at an international mathematics conference.

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Categories:
Genre
MotifFemale Mathematicians,
TopicAnalysis/Calculus/Differential,
MediumNovels, Films,

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