Simon Singh

The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets

Simon Singh

Talk: The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets

Recounting memorable episodes from "Bart the Genius" to "Homer3," Singh brings alive intriguing and meaningful mathematical concepts—ranging from the mathematics of pi and the paradox of infinity to the origin of numbers and the most profound outstanding problems that haunt today's generation of mathematicians. In the process, he illuminates key moments in the history of mathematics, and introduces us to The Simpsons' brilliant writing team—the likes of David X. Cohen, Al Jean, Jeff Westbrook, and Stewart Burns, all of whom have various advanced degrees in mathematics, physics, and other sciences.

Simon Singh

Simon Singh is an author, journalist and TV producer, specialising in science and mathematics. He is the author of best-selling maths book "Fermat's Last Theorem", "The Code Book" about cryptography, and "Trick or Treatment? Alternative Medicine on Trial", which led to a well-publicised yet unsuccessful lawsuit by homeopaths.

The Book

Based on interviews with the writers of The Simpsons and replete with images from the shows, facsimiles of scripts, paintings and drawings, and other imagery, The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets will give anyone who reads it an entirely new insight into the most successful show in television history.

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