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The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets Organised by the Cambridge University Physics Society & the Archimedeans. Open to all (i.e., generall public very welcome) & free. 8pm http://physics.soc.srcf.net/wiki/index.php?title=Mathematics_and_the_Simpsons

Find out more »## Belfast: The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets

Simon Singh, best-selling author of ‘Fermat’s Last Theorem’ and ‘The Code Book’, will discuss his forthcoming book ‘The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets’. He will explain how a team of mathematically gifted writers have covered everything from calculus to geometry, from pi to game theory, and from infinitesimals to infinity in various episodes of The Simpsons. Singh will also discuss how the writers of Futurama have similarly made it their mission to smuggle deep mathematical ideas into the series. Part…

Find out more »## Sheffield – The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets

https://www.facebook.com/events/510089862405614/ 20 October, 1pm (Off the Shelf Festival) The Foundry, University of Sheffield Students’ Union, Western Bank, S10 Tickets £7.50/£6 (cons) Tickets via http://tickets.sheffieldstudentsunion.com/ents/event/5255/ The Simpsons is probably the most successful show in television history. It also contains enough sophisticated mathematics to form a university course. All twenty-five series are peppered with references to theorems, conjectures and equations. Bestselling author Simon Singh investigates the maths that infiltrates The Simpsons and makes sense of the complex mathematical jokes that litter the…

Find out more »## Leeds SitP: The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets

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…

Find out more »## Chester: The Simpsons And Their Mathematical Secrets

More information at: http://www.chesterliteraturefestival.co.uk/blog/portfolio/simon-singh-the-simpsons-their-mathematical-secrets/ 7.30pm, 21 Oct, University of Chester 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…

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The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets

Find out more »## Edinburgh: The Simpsons And Their Mathematical Secrets

More information at http://www.hw.ac.uk/news-events/events/simpsons-mathematical-secrets-simon-singh-13147.htm For university staff and students, as well as for schools. 2pm

Find out more »## Guildford: The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets

7pm, 24 October Simon Singh, best-selling author of ‘Fermat’s Last Theorem’ and ‘The Code Book’, will discuss his forthcoming book ‘The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets’. He will explain how a team of mathematically gifted writers have covered everything from calculus to geometry, from pi to game theory, and from infinitesimals to infinity in various episodes of The Simpsons. Singh will also discuss how the writers of Futurama have similarly made it their mission to smuggle deep mathematical ideas into…

Find out more »## Smithsonian, Washington DC

The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets The fictional show writers on “30 Rock” weren’t exactly the smartest collection of scribes. But step into the real-life writers’ room of “The Simpsons” and you’re likely to find a comedy genius or two—literally. That show’s writing team of David X. Cohen, Al Jean, Jeff Westbrook, and Stewart Burns all have various advanced degrees in mathematics, physics, and other sciences. The iconic series has injected morsels of number theory into episodes since its…

Find out more »## Seattle: The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets

Double feature! Admission to this event also gains access to Donald Fagen of Steely Dan: ‘Eminent Hipsters,’ 5.30pm

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