hosted by The Royal institution
For thousands of years, mathematicians have used the timeless art of logic to see the world more clearly. Today, the truth is buried under soundbites and spin, and seeing clearly is more important than ever. In this talk, Eugenia Cheng will show how anyone can think like a mathematician to understand what people are really telling us – and how we can argue back. Taking a careful scalpel to politics, privilege, sexism and dozens of other real-world situations, she will teach us how to find clarity without losing nuance.
Dr Eugenia Cheng is Scientist In Residence at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She won tenure in Pure Mathematics at the University of Sheffield, UK, where she is now Honorary Fellow. She has previously taught at the Universities of Cambridge, Chicago and Nice and holds a PhD in pure mathematics from the University of Cambridge. Alongside her research in Category Theory and undergraduate teaching, her aim is to rid the world of “math phobia”. Her first popular math book, How to Bake Pi, was published by Basic Books in 2015 to widespread acclaim including from the New York Times, National Geographic, Scientific American, and she was interviewed around the world including on the BBC, NPR and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
What to expect?
The doors will open at approximately 6.30pm, with a prompt start at 7.00pm. There will be time for questions after the talk. Latecomers will be admitted to the gallery.
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Date: Monday 2nd July, 7pm - 8.15pm
Location: The Royal Institution of Great Britain, 21 Albemarle Street, London, W1S 4BS
Investment: £10 (£6 discount)
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