Come have fun with SIAM @WPI on Thursday watching the 2011 hit film Moneyball, starring Brad Pitt, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Jonah Hill. See film description below. Running time is 133 minutes, and free popcorn and pizza will be provided.
This film is the second in our SIAM @WPI Math Movie Night series on campus, and we are excited to show this and other films related to mathematics. Please stay tuned for more SIAM @WPI Math Movie Night news!
Oakland A's GM Billy Beane is handicapped with the lowest salary constraint in baseball. If he ever wants to win the World Series, Billy must find a competitive advantage. Billy is about to turn baseball on its ear when he uses statistical data to analyze and place value on the players he picks for the team.