Shape: The hidden geometry of absolutely everything

7.00pm to 8.30pm, Thursday 1 July

The Royal Institution of Great Britain GB United Kingdom W1S 4BS 21 Albemarle Street London
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Most people might think of geometry as a dimly-remembered exercise, handed down from the ancients, that was gladly left behind in school. But the answers to everything from how computers learn to play chess to how a democracy should choose its representatives, can be found in geometry.

Join Jordan Ellenberg as he reveals the hidden geometry underneath some of the most important problems we face.

His book, Shape: The hidden geometry of absolutely everything is available to purchase from Amazon and all good book shops. 

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About the speaker

Jordan Ellenberg is Professor of Mathematics at the University of Wisconsin, and the Sunday Times-bestselling author of How Not to Be Wrong, as well as an award-winning novel, The Grasshopper King. He has lectured around the world on his research in number theory, and writes regularly for The New York Times, Washington Post and Wired.

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The live stream will go live at 6.55pm, and the introduction will begin at 7.00pm. If you register but miss the live stream, the video will be available to you via the same link for up to a week after the event date.

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