Lobachevsky space


Synopsis


Like in Lobachevsky geometry where the space is in excess and the lines behave unusually, in the film "Lobachevsky space" unusual mathematics is spiced up by a good portion of background history and current politics. Past and present, science and politics, Russia and Germany, Lobachevsky and Gauss are confronted in a polyphonic dialogue. A modern portrait of a lonely genius, rector of the Kazan University, whose pioneering ideas forestalled the development of mathematics and science in general. Lobachevsky story reemerges through the observation of the daily life of scientists in Kazan, Berlin and Göttingen.

 

Credits

Written and directed by
Ekaterina Eremenko

Camera
Irina Shatalova

Editing
Philipp Gromov

Music
Arthur Khayrullin
Mike Schröder

Assistant Director
Giulio Rasi
Islam Urusov

Computer Images
Dr. Nicholas Schmitt

Color Correction
Sergey Petriga

Sound Mixing
Arthur Khayrullin

Featuring
Alexander I. Bobenko
Laurent Bartholdi
Ilshat Gafurov
Victor Fomin
Emilia Amirkhanova
Michael Atiyah
Vinton Cerf
Svetlana Frolova
Sofia Maltseva
Shigefumi Mori
Farid Mukhametshin
Dina Nurmukhametova
Stella Pisareva
Kristian Ranestad
Richard Schoen
Evgeniy Sosov
Marina Soldatikhina
Timo Stroschein
Efim Zelmanov

Thanks to
Yuri Alaev
Alexander Barabashev
Alexander Yves Fairley
Mihkail Karasev
Valerij Sorokin
Alexey Yaremenko
“AK BARS” Bank
Heidelberg Laureate Forum
Kazan Federal University
Mathematical Institute of the George-August University of Göttingen
Museum of the History of Sviyazhsk