Adventures of a Mathematician

About The Film

A brilliant Polish-Jewish scientist struggles with wartime loss and prophetic moral dilemmas at the dawn of the nuclear age, in this tantalizing account of the top-secret Manhattan Project. Stan Ulam (Philippe Tłokiński) and his younger brother escape Poland on the eve of the Nazi invasion. Stan’s knowledge of mathematics makes him a valuable recruit to a legendary team of European physicists at Los Alamos, working to develop the atomic bomb. But humble Ulam is conflicted about his contributions to nuclear weaponry, while haunted by the fate of the family he left behind in Poland. Adapted from Ulam’s eponymous autobiography, this untold immigrant story delivers a fascinating glimpse into one of the greatest scientific minds of the 20th century.

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