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With a little mix of luck and our own selection, we assume that these are what determines our path in life. However, we might not have noticed that mathematics actually does play a vital role in our world. Life’s most astonishing miracles can be understood with probability. Believe it or not, even our choices on Netflix, or our choice on what we eat, is secretly being swayed by computer algorithms.
The STAR Lecture will discuss and show how to decode life’s hidden numbers; to help us make a better choice and might even lead a happier life. Together, you will unravel the suspi...
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8 Jan 2021, 9am
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Matt Parker is a mathematician and entertainer who uses humour to communicate mathematical topics to a worldwide audience through YouTube videos, TV and radio appearances, books and newspaper articles as well as stand-up comedy. Matt originally trained as a high school Mathematics teacher in Perth, Australia, before moving to the United Kingdom. He now gives maths and physics talks for secondary school students and adult audiences all across the UK and internationally.
Ultimately, he aims to ‘get more people excited about maths’. He is popular online, with his YouTube channel, StandUpMaths, having over 500,000 subscribers, and both of his videos on the Royal Institution channel gaining well over 1 million views each. Together with Victoria (Vi) Hart, another mathematics communicator, Matt won the 2018 Communications Award of the Joint Policy Board for Mathematics (USA). As well as BBC Radio, he is regularly found talking about maths on BBC News, Sky News, Channel 4, CBBC and occasionally writes for The Guardian. Matt Parker has also written two bestselling popular science books, ‘Things to Make and Do in the Fourth Dimension’ and ‘Humble Pi’.
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