Four Dimensional Maths with Matt Parker

Four Dimensional Maths: Things to See and Hear in the Fourth Dimension with Matt Parker.
Matt Parker, comedian and mathematician, shows how four-dimensional shapes appear a 3D world in this hands-on talk, featuring what is possibly the world’s nerdiest knitted hat! Discover how to make love hearts from Mobius strips, 4d frames from drinking straws and pipe-cleaners, and other maths tricks in this entertaining talk by Matt Parker. Matt explains how to know when someone’s throwing a 4d cubes at you and also what happens when your mum knits a three dimensional shadow of a four dimensional donut – to wear on your head, in this fun talk on the challenges of visualising the fourth dimension.Matt Parker was an Australian school teacher before he moved to London where he works as a stand-up comedian and a maths communicator. He writes books, appears on radio programmes and TV shows, contributes to newspapers, makes school visits and gives live comedy shows. This event took place at the Royal Institution on Tuesday 27 January.

Topology, Geometry and Life in Three Dimensions by Caroline Series

If you imagine a three dimensional maze from which there is no escape, how can you map it? Is there a way to describe what all possible mazes look like, and how do mathematicians set about investigating them? Caroline Series describes how hyperbolic geometry is playing a crucial role in answering such questions, illustrating her talk with pictures that have inspired some striking examples of digital art.

Caroline Series is Professor of Mathematics at the Warwick Mathematics Institute, University of Warwick. Her academic interests are in hyperbolic geometry, Kleinian groups and dynamical systems. Her research has been on the theory of dynamical systems and geometric patterns in three-dimensional hyperbolic spaces. Her work has been recognised through awards and prizes, most recently with the Senior Anne Bennett Prize from the London Mathematical Society. She is also a founding member of the European Women in Mathematics (EWM), which aims to support and encourage female mathematicians across Europe.

Four Dimensional Maths: Things to See and Hear in the Fourth Dimension with Matt Parker

Matt Parker, comedian and mathematician, shows how four-dimensional shapes appear a 3D world in this hands-on talk, featuring what is possibly the world’s nerdiest knitted hat!
Discover how to make love hearts from Mobius strips, 4d frames from drinking straws and pipe-cleaners, and other maths tricks in this entertaining talk by Matt Parker. Matt explains how to know when someone’s throwing a 4d cubes at you and also what happens when your mum knits a three dimensional shadow of a four dimensional donut – to wear on your head, in this fun talk on the challenges of visualising the fourth dimension.

Matt Parker was an Australian school teacher before he moved to London where he works as a stand-up comedian and a maths communicator. He writes books, appears on radio programmes and TV shows, contributes to newspapers, makes school visits and gives live comedy shows.
This event took place at the Royal Institution on Tuesday 27 January 2015.

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