Simon Singh (simonsingh.net)
The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets by Simon Singh
Everyone knows that The Simpsons is probably the most successful show in
television history. What you might not know is that it contains enough sophisticated mathematics to form a university course, and then some. The series includes references to everything pi to Fermat's last theorem, from Euler's equation to infinity, all thanks to a team of writers who studied
mathematics at university, in some cases achieving PhDs.
Simon Singh discusses his new book "The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets", revealing examples from the series and exploring these mathematical references. He will also investigate mathematical references in Futurama, the sister series to The Simpsons, which also has mathematicians on its writing staff.
Simon Singh is a bestselling science writer, whose books include Fermat's
Last Theorem, Big Bang, The Code Book and Trick or Treatment? He has also presented programmes on BBC4, Channel 4 and Radio 4, and he won a BAFTA for his Horizon documentary about Fermat's Last Theorem.
Douglas Butler, Director, iCT TRAINING CENTRE (OUNDLE)
Graham Cumming, Edexcel's Mathematics Subject Expert
Dr Ian Jones, Senior Research Fellow in the Mathematics Education Centre at Loughborough University
John Kerr, Chair, UKAA and RGSK
Michael Pisapia, Maplesoft
Christian Seager, Head of Mathematics, Trinity High School in Redditch
Tim Stirrup, Mathspace
Andrew Taylor, Head of Mathematics at AQA,
Samantha Thompson, AST Maths Teacher, Jubilee High
Pietro Tozzi, Gumley House School, London
Bob Usher, London Grid for Learning
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