Thursday Nov 1
17:30 –
18:20
Location: C 01

The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets

Simon Singh, author of Fermat's Last Theorem and The Code Book, talks about his most recent book, which explores mathematical themes hidden in The Simpsons. Everyone knows that The Simpsons is the most successful show in television history, but very few people realise that its team of mathematically gifted writers have used the show to explore everything from calculus to geometry, from pi to game theory, and from infinitesimals to infinity. Simon will also discuss how writers of Futurama have similarly made it their mission to smuggle deep mathematical ideas into the series.

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Simon Singh
Award-winning Science Writer including the first book about mathematics to become a No.1 bestseller in the UK
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