Homer’s exasperated “D’oh!” might most popularly define The Simpsons, but Simon Singh says the show is anything but simple: It contains so many mathematical references, they could form the basis of an entire university course. Offering deep insights into the celebrated TV series, Singh, author of the bestseller Big Bang and the new The Simpsons & Their Mathematical Secrets, reveals how the show’s writers (all of whom have advanced science degrees) slip in morsels of number theory and mathematical concepts, from pi and the paradox of infinity to the origin of numbers and the most profound problems that haunt today’s mathematicians.
Presented by: Town Hall and Elliott Bay Book Company as part of The Seattle Science Lectures, sponsored by Microsoft. Series media sponsorship provided by KPLU.
Tickets: $5. Double feature! Admission to this event also gains access to Donald Fagen of Steely Dan: ‘Eminent Hipsters,’ at 7:30 pm.
Doors open: 5:30 pm.
Town Hall Member benefits: Priority seating, discounted onsite book sales.
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