Simon Singh, mathematics and the Simpsons
The bestselling author and superstar Simon Singh visits the Science Library! He will talk about his brainy new book "The Simpsons and their Mathematical Secrets" in Sophus Lie's Auditorium on Friday March 14 at 18:15. A must for anyone interested in mathematics, as well as for the millions of Simpsons fans worldwide.
The Science Library proudly presents Simon Singh on March 14th in the celebration of the Pi-day, the birth of Vilhelm Bjerknes and Albert Einstein, and our own 2 year anniversary!
You may have watched hundreds of episodes of The Simpsons (and its sister show, Futurama) without ever realizing that cleverly embedded in many plots are subtle references to mathematics, ranging from well-known equations to cutting-edge theorems and conjectures. That they exist, Simon Singh reveals, underscores the brilliance of the shows’ writers, many of whom have advanced degrees in mathematics in addition to their unparalleled senses of humour.
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