News from the world of maths: 100 things you didn't know you didn't know

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Tuesday, May 12, 2009

100 things you didn't know you didn't know

If you're thirsty for knowledge, then go along to this free Gresham College lecture taking place in London on Wednesday the 13th of May. It marks the publication of John D Barrow's latest book, 100 Essential Things You Didn't Know You Didn't Know, which answers one hundred essential questions of existence. From winning the lottery, placing bets at the races and escaping from bears, to sports, Shakespeare, Google, game theory, drunks, divorce settlements and dodgy accounting; from chaos to infinity and everything in between. Barrow writes a regular column for Plus, so you might be lucky enough to see some maths you've seen in Plus live on stage.

The lecture starts at 6pm and you can find directions on the Gresham College website.

posted by Plus @ 3:36 PM


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