a list compiled by Alex Kasman (College of Charleston)
|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:
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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Exciting News: The total number of works of mathematical fiction listed in this database recently reached a milestone. The 1,500th entry is The Man of Forty Crowns by Voltaire. Thanks to Vijay Fafat for writing the summary of that work (and so many others). I am also grateful to everyone who has contributed to this website. Heck, I'm grateful to everyone who visited the site. Thank you!
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