Plus Advent Calendar Door #15: Want to be a maths busker?

Sara Santos

Sara Santos busking on the streets of Krakow.

This summer, while at a conference in Poland, we were lucky enough to watch Sara Santos and her maths buskers perform on the streets of Krakow, handcuffing innocent Krakowians (a punishment for dividing by zero), constructing emergency pentagons, and reading minds. Maths busking is about showing the public the surprising and fascinating side of mathematics through the medium of street performance. Sara Santos is co-founder of Maths Busking, which is both a network of performers and a business delivering training, school and entertainment services. The training sessions are particularly popular amongst teachers, science communicators, and researchers in mathematics and sciences.

If you're interested in maths busking performances or becoming a maths busker yourself, visit the Maths Busking website or listen to our interviews with Sara and other maths buskers in our podcast.