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Mathematics Goes to the Movies

by Burkard Polster and Marty Ross

**Planeta Bur (Planet of the Storms) (1962)**

Allan Kern, the inventor of the robot John is sometimes referred to as a mathematician.

Mathematics/Physics consultant Professor A.W.Markov.

7:50

Comment on John’s reasoning that he should be left behind on the planet
because he is dead and the heaviest of the crew: Mathematics is ruthless.

36:15

KERN: You area good mathematician, John. I seem to be losing my mind. The laws
of mathematics, the laws of mathematics shall guide the world government ...

1:05:40

Kern shows his colleagues a photo with his three sons who are only numbered
from 1 to 3 with the comment: They were born after we left. So no names yet.

COLLEAGUE: Bad counting, mathematician.

1:08:00

Following a practical joke.

That’s it for the mathematician.