7.00pm to 8.30pm, Tuesday 18 August
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In the year 2000 it was announced that seven of the biggest unsolved problems in mathematics would each be given a $1million prize. Now 20 years on, only one has been solved.
In this talk Tom Crawford will introduce the six remaining problems, ask you to vote on which one you want to hear about, then outline what you need to do to get your hands on the prize money.
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Tom Crawford is a tutor at St Hugh’s College, St Edmund Hall and St John’s College at the University of Oxford where he teaches maths to the first and second year undergraduates. He also runs this award-winning website and associated social media profiles on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Youtube @tomrocksmaths. Current partners include the BBC, the European Mathematical Society, the Journal of Fluid Mechanics and Oxplore – Oxford University’s digital outreach portal.
Tom completed his PhD in applied maths at the University of Cambridge in 2016, where he conducted experiments looking at where river water goes when it enters the ocean. Before that, Tom spent four years studying maths at the University of Oxford and was recently interviewed by the Oxford Alumni Voices podcast about his time there.
When not misbehaving with numbers, Tom can be found playing football, snowboarding and pretending he’s a rockstar. He currently has 6 maths-themed tattoos including the Navier-Stokes equations, the platonic solids and the first 100 digits of the number e…
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