The Simpsons and their Mathematical Secrets
Join best-selling science writer Simon Singh as he uncovers the mathematical jokes hidden in the Simpson universe. With wit, clarity and a true fan’s zeal, Simon investigates some classic episodes to give you an entirely new insight into the most successful show in television history. In partnership with Glasgow Skeptics.
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. Singh will also discuss how writers of Futurama have similarly made it their missions to smuggle deep mathematical ideas into the series.
Fancy heading along early? Why not grab a ticket for Patterns and Puzzles in Place Names running 6-7pm in the same venue.
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