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"Mathematics, Magic and the Electric Guitar"
"Mathematics, Magic and the Electric Guitar"
Friday 17 October, 2014
Why are so many people scared stiff of mathematics? Quite apart from anything else, it is a subject full of wonderful surprises, ranging from elementary arithmetic to the dynamics of the electric guitar and even, perhaps, the legendary Indian Rope Trick.
Come and join us in this exciting talk by Prof. David Acheson on Thursday 30 October at Griffiths Room, Keble College. All welcome.
This talk is part of our ASC Complexity Cluster Workshop 2014-2015. Find more about the latter here.
About the speaker
David Acheson is Emeritus Fellow in Mathematics at Jesus College, Oxford. He was awarded a National Teaching Fellowship in 2004 for his 'outstanding contributions to teaching and learning', and was President of the Mathematical Association for 2010-11. He gives many popular maths lectures to the general public, of all ages, and these often end with a short demonstration of maths applied. He is the author of From Calculus to Chaos (OUP 1997), Elementary Fluid Dynamics (OUP 1990) and 1089 and All That: A Journey into Mathematics (OUP 2010).