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Instant Expert: Mathematics in the Real World

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Instant Expert: Mathematics in the Real World

Mathematics underpins almost everything. From the algorithms that rule the digital age to the basic principles of nature, mathematics is front and centre. So come to our one-day masterclass to really get to grips with the language of the universe, as six experts lead you through the wonderful world of mathematics.


Speakers:

  • Helen Wilson, professor of applied mathematics at University College London
  • Holly Krieger, lecturer, director of studies and fellow in maths at Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge
  • Chris Budd, professor of applied mathematics at the University of Bath
  • Adam Kucharski, assistant professor and Sir Henry Dale Fellow at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
  • James Grime, mathematician and panel tutor in cryptography, formerly of University of Cambridge
  • Eugenia Cheng, mathematician and scientist-in-residence at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a Honorary Fellow in Pure Mathematics at University of Sheffield
  • Hosted by Timothy Revell, New Scientist technology editor and reporter


Overview:

The impact of mathematics in the real world is hard to understate. Public health, economics, gambling, the universe, computers, quantum mechanics, social media, and more are all understood through the lens of mathematics. Despite this mathematics is often ignored, loathed, or misunderstood.

To remedy this injustice, our six experts with guide you through a smorgasbord of tasty mathematical treats to blow your mind. How intelligent bots beat human poker players, sending secret messages using the Enigma machine, music, Euclid, and art, will all be covered.

But does all the mathematics we need already exist? Far from it. Mathematicians are squirreling away day and night to crack the toughest mind-melting mathematical challenges. Our speakers will talk you through the latest news from the frontiers of mathematics, and equip you with the knowledge needed to truly penetrate some of the most exciting developments in recent years.


Topics covered will include:

  • Why the world is chaotic
  • How gambling changed the world
  • The secret codes that govern the internet
  • The Enigma machine
  • The statistics that shape our lives
  • And much more


Who should attend?

You are curious about mathematics and how it impacts on our lives. Popular articles have whetted your appetite, yet you have struggled to understand textbooks. You want to learn about the frontiers of research from scientists at the coalface.


What's included in your ticket:

  • In-depth and engaging talks from six leading experts in mathematics
  • Ask-an-expert Question Time session
  • Your chance to meet our six speakers and host Timothy Revell
  • Delicious lunch, plus morning and afternoon refreshments
  • Exclusive Instant Expert certificate
  • Exclusive on-the-day New Scientist subscription deal, book and merchandise offers


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  • The event will be held in the Brunei Auditorium at RCGP / 30 Euston Square.
  • Doors will open at 9:15am, with talks commencing at 10am sharp. The event will finish at 5pm.
  • We require the name of each person attending - please ensure this is provided at the time of booking. If you need to change the name of an attendee, please notify us as soon as possible: live@newscientist.com
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  • The ticket price includes a buffet lunch, as well as morning and afternoon refreshments.
  • The schedule / exact running order for the day will be confirmed closer to the event, and will be emailed to all ticket holders.
  • Should you require details about disabled access, please contact us at: live@newscientist.com
  • Tickets are non-transferable to any other New Scientist event.
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  • New Scientist reserves the right to alter the event and its line-up, or cancel the event. In the unlikely event of cancellation, all tickets will be fully refunded. Neither New Scientist nor its parent company will be liable for any additional expenses incurred by ticket holders in relation to the event.
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