2013, a lecturer at the University of New Hampshire submitted a paper to the Annals of Mathematics. Within weeks word spread quickly : a little-known mathematician, with no permanent job, working in complete isolation had made an important breakthrough towards solving the Twin Prime Conjecture.
The film is a study of Zhang's rise from obscurity and a disadvantaged youth to mathematical celebrity. The story of quiet perseverance amidst adversity, and Zhang's preference for thinking and working in solitude, is interwoven with a history of the Twin Prime Conjecture as told by several mathematicians, many of whom have wrestled with this enormously challenging problem in Number Theory.
Krakow Film Festival 2016
Northern Ireland Science Festival 2018