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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.

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.

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 ...

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.

Following a practical joke.
That’s it for the mathematician.