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Applied Math at the Movies (including supplement)

This morning I had an article entitled The Mysterious Equilibrium of Zombies in the Boston Globe Ideas section about applied math in movies. I mentioned a number of movies, math and articles. For those who are interested in more details, here are some references, film clips and stills:

Casino Royale and Fractals

Harry Potter and The Millennium Bridge

The Dark Knight and Game Theory

Zombie Epidemiology

Six Degrees of Separation

Balance Theory

Chicago of “I, Robot”

The movie I, Robot, (very) loosely based on Isaac Asimov’s short stories, takes place in Chicago, in the year 2035. In the movie, the main new addition to the skyline is the US Robotics building. Here are a collection of photographs and charts exploring the architecture and skyline of Chicago from the movie. Attempts are made to place the new building in its setting (complete with a map of where the US Robotics building is located), as well as better understand the skyline design in general.