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Pi in the sky

John Hughman

Pi in the sky

Many years ago, I went to see a strange film called Pi, the 1998 directorial debut of an equally strange, and subsequently Oscar-nominated director called Darren Aronofsky. The film’s protagonist, Max, is a mathematician seeking order in the universe through number theory, who tests his ideas by programming his computer to predict the stock market – and is driven to madness by his quest. 

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