How not to be wrong - the hidden mathematics of everyday life

7.00pm to 8.30pm BST, Wednesday 4 June

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The Royal Institution of Great Britain GB United Kingdom W1S 4BS 21 Albemarle Street London

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  • How not to be wrong front cover
    Credit: Penguin books

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A little mathematics can go a long way in helping us not to be wrong.

The maths we learn in school often seems like an abstract set of rules, laid down by the ancients and not to be questioned. But Jordan Ellenberg tells us that maths touches upon everything that we do and mathematical knowledge reveals the hidden structures below the world's messy and chaotic surface.

Want to know more? Join and follow our live twitter chat with Professor Jordan Ellenberg using the hashtag #RiChat.

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About Jordan Ellenberg

Jordan Ellenberg  is a professor of Mathematics at University of Wisconsin, and the 'Do the Math' columnist at Slate. His book 'How not to be wrong: The hidden mathematics of everyday life' will be published in June.

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Once you have an account, and know the general rules, you can follow the conversation by searching for the hashtag #RiChat or clicking on this hashtag in someone's tweet. If you include this hashtag in each of your tweets, it will appear along with the others in the conversation. We and Jordan Ellenberg will then see it and answer your questions or respond to your comments, using the same hashtag.

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