What is the Bellman Equation? This film searches for the mathematician who helped invent the Atom Bomb and invented the field of dynamic programming while being persecuted by McCarthy. A 12 year odyssey by the grandson of Richard Bellman, to solve the many issues surrounding Richard Bellman's life and death. Bellman remained an enigmatic figure to all who knew him, and his stature as one of the great mathematicians in history brings his grandson to some interesting revelations.
This is the story between single mother housekeeper and mathematics professor,who has a brain damage.
For many years our place in the universe was the subject of theologians and philosophers, not scientists, but in 1960 one man changed all that. Dr Frank Drake was one of the leading lights in the new science of radio astronomy when he did something that was not only revolutionary, but could have cost him his career. Working at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Greenback in Virginia, he pointed one of their new 25-metre radio telescopes at a star called Tau Ceti twelve light years from earth, hoping for signs of extraterrestrial intelligence. Although project Ozma resulted in silence, it did result in one of the most seminal equations in the history of science - the Drake Equation - which examined seven key elements necessary for extraterrestrial intelligence to exist, from the formation of stars to the likely length a given intelligent civilisation may survive. When Frank and his colleagues entered the figures, the equation suggested there were a staggering 50,000 civilisations capable of communicating across the galaxy.
Sure, none of your friends have heard of Equation, but they're missing out. I have loved this CD from the very first track and I still can't get enough. Equation's sound has been described as British-Celtic folk-pop. Basically, their sound is all their own and thus this ambiguous description suits them well. They're not quite like anything you've ever heard. But watch out; this album is highly addictive. From the intensely singable "Kissing Crime" to the contemplative "Myself" to the superb "Strange Love," the tracks are all incredibly sincere and beautifully performed. I played this album all summer at the large bookstore where I worked, and every time I played it, someone would come up and ask what was playing. I always highly recommended it to those who asked, as I do to you today. Maybe someday Equation will be the household name that they deserve to be, but for now, they remain one of music's most exquisite hidden treasures. (review from Amazon)