Hypatia Research, LLC Announces the Story of Hypatia Now a Movie Starring Rachel Weisz

"Agora" The Story of Hypatia Makes it to the Big Screen!
By: Hypatia Research, LLC
May 25, 2010 - PRLog -- Agora, which opens in New York on Friday, is a big-budget two-hour Roman epic that features Ms. Weisz (Oscar Winner for "The Constant Gardener, 2005) as Hypatia, the Neo-Platonist philosopher and astronomer-mathematician credited with inventing the hydrometer and the plane astrolabe--two scientific instruments of measurement..

Leslie Ament, Research Vice President of Hypatia Research, LLC, stated "We chose the name Hypatia in 2001 because as industry analysts and market researchers we measure and calculate results for our clients. We can't wait to see the story of our company's namesake and brand this weekend" she added.

Agora, whose title refers to the public square and marketplace where ideas were debated in the ancient Greek world, is directed by the Spanish-Chilean filmmaker Alejandro Amenabar, who wrote the screenplay with Mateo Gil. He originally envisioned a movie about the history of astronomy from Aristotle to Einstein but changed direction when his research brought him to Hypatia and the period just before the start of the Dark Ages.

"She was an exceptional woman, a virginal intellectual who managed to impose herself as an important figure, a reference point in the philosophical and political life of Alexandria during a crucial epoch" Mr. Amenabar said. See full article by Larry Rohter of the NYT at: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/23/movies/23agora.html

Hypatia of Alexandria (circa. 370-415 AD), invented several scientific devices--the astrolabe, planesphere, and hydroscope (hydrometer). These instruments were used to calculate the distance between planets, the position of visible stars at any time of the year, and the gravity of liquids respectively. Hypatia was the first woman to make substantial contributions to the development of mathematics, astronomy & philosophy.

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Hypatia Research, LLC, http://www.HypatiaResearch.com delivers high impact market intelligence, industry benchmarking, best practice, market size & forecast, and vendor selection research for how businesses use technology and service providers to capture, manage, analyze and apply customer intelligence to enhance performance and to accelerate growth. Coverage areas include: CRM, Business Intelligence, Customer Analytics, Marketing Automation, Database Marketing, and Customer Data Integration and Quality. Since its inception by co-founder Leslie Ament in 2001, clients have relied on Hypatia for industry insight, expertise and independent research for guidance in assessing various technology and service options. Like our namesake, Hypatia, we are committed to Calculating ResultsTM for our clients.
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