EPS Christmas Lecture: Simon Singh - From Theorems to Serums, From Cryptology to Cosmology ... and The Simpsons

Location
Bramall Music Building - Elgar Concert Hall (R12 on campus map)
Category
Alumni, Engineering and Physical Sciences, Students
Dates
Thursday 7th December 2017 (18:00-20:30)
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Contact

Grace Surman
Email: eps-community@contacts.bham.ac.uk

Please note the EPS Christmas Lecture is now fully booked.

We apologise for any disappointment this may cause. If you would like to be added to the waiting list for tickets please email Grace Surman on eps-community@contacts.bham.ac.uk

 

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.

Simon Singh

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.

Student Discussion

In addition, students are invited to join Simon for a roundtable discussion shortly before the lecture on 7 December. Simply email a proposed question to eps-community@contacts.bham.ac.uk by 5pm on Friday 17 November to be entered into the draw.  The best 10 questions will be selected to attend the discussion and will be contacted in due course.

The EPS Christmas Lecture

The College of Engineering and Physical Sciences (EPS) launched its Christmas lecture in December 2014. The 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. Each lecture is accompanied by a meet and greet with our speaker, and a festive drinks reception.

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.