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Michael Brooks

The Maths That Made Us: How Numbers Created Civilisation

Venue: Temple Church

16 September 2022 12:00 pm

Quadratic equations, Pythagoras’ theorem, imaginary numbers, and pi – you may remember studying these at school, but did anyone ever explain why? The bestselling science writer is here to help, reminding us of the wonders of numbers: how they enabled explorers to travel far across the seas and astronomers to map the heavens; how they won wars and halted the HIV epidemic; how they are responsible for the design of our homes and almost everything in them, down to the smartphones in our pockets. Discover clear explanations of the maths that built our world, along with stories about where it came from and how it made us who we are today.

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