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The Simpsons and their Mathematical Secrets

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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.

This event is co-organised by the Cambridge University Physics Society (CUPS) and Cambridge University Mathematical Society (The Archimedeans).

We’re very pleased to announce that it will be possible to buy books by Simon Singh in the foyer of BMS after the talk!

This talk is part of the Cambridge University Physics Society series.

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