“Geniuses,” the fate of a Polish mathematician, co-inventor of the hydrogen bomb, and “Rock Art,” the story of a found manuscript, won the competition at the first Science Film Festival, hosted by the Warsaw University of Technology.
In the feature film category, the winner was the production “Geniuses,” directed by Thor Klein.
“We unanimously chose a film that took us into the world of great science, imbued us with pride in the Polish contribution to one of the greatest achievements of the last century, showed the moral dilemmas of a man working on the construction of the hydrogen bomb, and brought closer the path that mathematical thought had to take in formulating one of the most popular algorithms today – the Monte Carlo algorithm” the jury justified its choice.
In the short film category, the winner was Karolina Juszczyk’s film “Rock Art”.
“A well-asked research question dictated by content from 17th century engravings, a truly detective search process and, finally, verification of the hypothesis in the form of a trip to the other side of the world. The film proves that science is not a job, but a passion, which is so easy to spread”, the jury members stressed.