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"The Simpsons and their Mathematical Secrets" with Simon Singh

Simon Singh, author of best selling books such as "The Big Bang" and "Fermat's Last Theorm", speaks to the Trinity College Science Gallery about the maths he sees in "The Simpsons" and "Fututama".
  • Location: Dublin
  • Adult Groups
  • Family
When Oct 17, 2013
from 06:00 PM to 07:15 PM
Where Science Gallery, Trinity College Dublin
Attendees Open to all.
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This is a free event.

Trinity's Science Gallery will host another great maths lecture during maths week, this time delivered by best selling author Simon Singh. An abstract of his talk is available from the Science Gallery's website:


"Using specific episodes as jumping off points – from ‘Bart the Genius’ to ‘Treehouse of Horror VI’ – Simon Singh brings to life the most intriguing and meaningful mathematical concepts, ranging from pi and the paradox of infinity to the origins of numbers and the most profound outstanding problems that haunt today’s generation of mathematicians. In the process, he introduces us to The Simpsons’ brilliant writing team – the likes of Ken Keeler, Al Jean, Jeff Westbrook, and Stewart Burns – who are not only comedy geniuses, but who also hold advanced degrees in mathematics. This eye-opening talk will give anyone who sees it an entirely new mathematical insight into the most successful show in television history."


The event is free but due to the expected demand it is necessary to book a place in advance. This can be done from the Science Gallery's website, found here.