Simon Singh - The Simpsons and their mathematical secrets
PUBLISHED: 14:14 15 May 2014 | UPDATED: 16:10 20 May 2014
Simon Singh talks at Victoria Park Community Centre in Bridgwater - 27 May
Simon Singh, bestselling author of Fermat’s Last Theorem and Big Bang, is giving a talk to support the Somerset Community Foundation flood relief fund. He will speak about his latest book, which explores mathematical themes hidden in The Simpsons. Everyone knows that The Simpsons is the most successful show in television history, but very few people realise that its team of mathematically gifted writers have used the show to explore everything from calculus to geometry, from pi to game theory, and from infinitesimals to infinity. Singh will also discuss how writers of Futurama have similarly made it their missions to smuggle deep mathematical ideas into the series.