Adventures of a Mathematician

Adventures of a Mathematician

Thor Klein, Writer/Director
Lena Vurma, Producer

Sloan Grant(s) Received: 
2017, TFI Sloan Filmmaker Fund, Tribeca Film Institute 
2017, Producers Grant, Film Independent 
2019, TFI Sloan Discretionary Fund, Tribeca Film Institute 
2020, Distribution Grant, Film Independent 

Project Type: Feature 

Genre: Biopic, Drama 

Length: 102 minutes 

Field of Science: Mathematics 

Stage: Distribution 


Based on the autobiography by the same name, Adventures of a Mathematician tells the thought-provoking account of Stan Ulam, a Jewish Polish mathematician who fled to the US in the 1930s and helps to build the first nuclear bombs to save his family in Europe. It’s an emotional journey through the times when science lost its innocence and shaped the world we live in today.