The Bellman Equation

87mins2011DocumentaryTVPG
director
Gabriel Leif Bellman
starring
Gabriel BellmanEric BellmanTeddy McCombs
THE BELLMAN EQUATION chronicles writer-director Gabriel Bellman's decade-long odyssey of research and discovery of the life of his grandfather, mathematician Richard Bellman. A pioneering figure in computer science and inventor of the field of dynamic programming, Bellman remained an enigmatic figure to all who knew him. This documentary explores Bellman's work on the Manhattan project, his persecution under Joseph McCarthy, as well as other mysteries surrounding his life and death.
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