Family Friday – The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets
Friday, November 1, 7:00 pm
National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath)
While many are familiar with The Simpsons, few people realize that its team of mathematically gifted writers has used the show to explore everything from calculus to geometry, from pi to game theory, and from infinitesimals to infinity. Simon Singh, author of Fermat’s Last Theorem and Big Bang, will discuss some of his work, which describes how the writers of television shows like The Simpsons and Futurama smuggle deep mathematical ideas into their episodes.
Admission is $10 for members and $12 for non-members.
For more information and to register, visit singh.momath.org or call (212) 542-0566.
Location: National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath), 11 E. 26th Street in Manhattan (between 5th and Madison) New York, NY10010
By Subway: Take the #6, F, M, N, or R to 23rd Street, or the #6, N, or R to 28th Street. Please note the F, M, N, and R lines run closest to the Family Friday venue.