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The Importance of Being Peripheral

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Professor John Barrow looks at how surfaces and boundaries shape strategies in nature. Superficiality matters. Sometimes it pays to minimise your surface while at other times it pays to maximise it. How this is done is revealed by some simple mathematics. The insights take us from shoaling fish to fractals, the weightlifting world records, and black holes. Preceded by a reception 18.00-19.00 with Professor Barrow at the CUP bookshop, including 20% off books. For a ticket to the reception and a reserved seat at the lecture, please call 01223 766766.

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