Simon Singh - From Theorems to Serums, From Cryptology to Cosmology ... and The Simpsons
- Alumni, Engineering and Physical Sciences, Students
Join Simon Singh, one of the world’s most popular science and maths writers on a whistle-stop tour through the bestselling books that he has written over the last two decades.
Fermat’s Last Theorem looks at one of the biggest mathematical puzzles of the millennium; The Code Book shares the secrets of cryptology; Big Bang explores the history of cosmology; Trick or Treatment asks some hard questions about alternative medicine; and Simon’s latest book, The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets, enters the world of the world's most popular TV show.
Join us for the third EPS Christmas Lecture on Thursday 7 December 2017. Following the lecture will be a festive drinks reception and meet and greet with Simon. Copies of The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets, will be available to purchase on the night and Simon will gladly sign books so please feel free to bring your own copies along too.
After completing a PhD in particle physics, Simon Singh joined the BBC and worked as a director and producer on programmes such as Tomorrow’s World and Horizon. He has also presented programmes on Radio 4, BBC4 and Channel 4. He is best known as the author of Fermat’s Last Theorem, The Code Book, Big Bang and Trick or Treatment?. In 2010, Singh received an honorary doctorate from the University of Birmingham.
The EPS Christmas Lecture
The College of Engineering and Physical Sciences (EPS) launched its Christmas lecture in December 2014. The annual series welcomes esteemed scientists and engineers to speak to students, staff, alumni and friends of the University of Birmingham to celebrate the enormous impact of scientific innovation.
The lecture series is organised by the College Alumni Relations Office. More information on the EPS Community is available online here.
To find out more about upcoming events, please visit www.birmingham.ac.uk/university/colleges/eps/events or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.