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ABOUT THIS EVENT:
Text from our friends at CLHG:
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.