Simon Singh

Monday, November 25 2013 at 7:30PM

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Roland Levinsky Building, Plymouth University, Drake Circus, Plymouth PL4 8AA

Simon Singh

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We're pairing up with our friends at Peninsula Arts for this one, and as it is a larger event with limited places we will be ticketing!
For full box office details and to book tickets please follow this link!

Simon Singh's new book, The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets, explains how the show's creators have snuck in high level mathematical concepts over the course of the show.
Using the examples from The Simpsons and it's sister program, Futurama, Simon Singh will illuminate some of these concepts and take us through the history of Mathematics and Science in the process!

Simon Singh, MBE (born 19 September 1964) is a British author who has specialised in writing about mathematical and scientific topics in an accessible manner. His written works include Fermat's Last Theorem (in the United States titled Fermat's Enigma: The Epic Quest to Solve the World's Greatest Mathematical Problem),[2][3] The Code Book[4] (about cryptography and its history), Big Bang[5] (about the Big Bang theory and the origins of the universe) and Trick or Treatment? Alternative Medicine on Trial[6] (about complementary and alternative medicine).

Singh has also produced documentaries and works for television to accompany his books, is a trustee of NESTA, the National Museum of Science and Industry and co-founded the Undergraduate Ambassadors Scheme. - Wikipedia