The Simpsons and their Mathematical Secrets - Simon Singh
Monday, 10 February 2014 from 19:30 to 22:00 (GMT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Ealing Skeptics in the Pub is delighted to welcome Simon Singh, author of Fermat's Last Theorem and Big Bang, to talkabout his latest book, which explores mathematical themes hidden in The Simpsons.
Everyone knows that The Simpsons is the most successful show in television history, but 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.
Register here to reserve a seat. We ask for a voluntary donation of £3 on the night.
When & Where
Ealing Skeptics in the Pub
Skeptics in the Pub was founded in London 15 years ago and there are now groups throughout the world, including Ealing. The aim is to provide opportunities for people who are interested in science, skepticism, rationalism and critical thinking to socialise and discuss matters of interest, usually with a guest speaker.
We meet in The Rose and Crown, Church Lane, Ealing. Events begin at 7.30 and we're usually there from about 6.30 grabbing a bite to eat so if you fancy joining us, please feel free!