Simon Singh

Monday, November 18 2013 at 8:00PM

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Horsham, West Sussex RH13 5BU

Simon Singh

What's the talk about?

In this talk Simon Singh, author of Fermat's Last Theorem and Big Bang, talks about 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.

Dr. Simon Singh MBE is a British author who has specialised in writing about mathematical and scientific topics in an accessible manner. He shot to fame in the Skeptics community after he wrote an article for the Guardian which was critical of the practice of chiropractic and resulted in Simon being sued for libel by the British Chiropractic Association. On 1 April 2010, he won his court appeal for the right to rely on the defence of fair comment.

Copies of Simon's book will be available on the night, and he will be there to sign copies.