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Simon Singh discusses his latest book, The Simpsons & Their Mathematical Secrets

The CLHG are delighted that Simon Singh has offered to speak to the group about his latest book.

Simon Singh, best-selling author of ‘Fermat’s Last Theorem’ and ‘The Code Book’, will discuss his latest book ‘The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets’. He will explain how a team of mathematically gifted writers have covered everything from calculus to geometry, from pi to game theory, and from infinitesimals to infinity in various episodes of The Simpsons.

Simon will also discuss how the writers of Futurama have similarly made it their mission to smuggle deep mathematical ideas into the series. As well as talking about how The Simpsons and Futurama have celebrated mathematics, Singh will also discuss how the two shows can be used to promote mathematics in the classroom.

Simon Singh is a science writer. After completing a PhD in particle physics and working for the BBC science department for six years, he authored Fermat's Last Theorem, The Code Book, Big Bang and Trick or Treatment (Alternative Medicine on Trial). His latest book is The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets. After being sued for libel by the British Chiropractic Association in 2008, Singh was at the forefront of the Libel Reform Campaign.

Door at 6.30 pm for talk at 7.00 p.m.

Please arrive early to have a glass of wine from our CLHG Charity Wine Bar find your seat and chat with other members.

Donations to the wine bar will go to Sense About Science Simon's chosen charity.

Simon's latest book will be available to purchase on the night at a discount price of just £10.

All our talks are open to the general public and free to attend but we ask those who can to make a donation of what they can afford to cover the costs of room and equipment hire and help keep our talks free to all.

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  • terence f.

    Brilliant, amusing, informative, attention grabbing, a topic well researched in depth. But what else can we expect from Simon? Well done Simon. Thanks for arranging to speak to us.

    March 20, 2014

  • James

    Wow what an amazing talk. And great to catch up with peeps afterwards at the Enterprise. I had my mind further blown by a couple of Physics students. (I now actually know what P=NP means!!!!)

    March 20, 2014

  • Steve C.

    Bloody brilliant, one of my heroes, managed to change our libel laws so that honest criticism in a respected journal cannot be considered libelous.

    1 · March 20, 2014

  • Tracy D.

    Very interesting and very funny.

    March 20, 2014

  • Fred D.

    A great mind and a great presenter. His answers to questions were great ex tempore contributions. Must watch the Simpsons! And finally his contribution to changing libel law is to be praised.

    1 · March 20, 2014

  • Tony R.

    Excellent. Simon Singh is clearly a natural teacher. Very responsive to the audience - the frequent question breaks meant Qs could be asked near when they were thought of. Interesting and entertaining - what more can you ask?

    March 19, 2014

  • stells d.

    What can I say? Simon was amazing!

    March 19, 2014

  • Jason

    Simon's an excellent writer and a very entertaining speaker. A fun talk.

    March 19, 2014

  • Dasha F.

    Very, very interesting. Thank you for organising it.

    March 19, 2014

  • Jim

    Very sorry to miss this - immutable family business.

    March 18, 2014

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