This event has finished Took place on: Tuesday, 12th Dec 2017
As humans we depend on our intuition to make many of our decisions. And most of the time it works. But when intuition doesn’t work it can go spectacularly wrong. Best-selling maths author Rob Eastaway reveals some of his favourite examples, and explains why mathematicians so often seem to delight in the counter-intuitive. Brace yourself, and be prepared to get things wrong….
Rob is the director of Maths Inspiration, a national programme of maths lectures for teenagers which involves some of the UK’s leading maths speakers. In 2016 Rob was awarded the Christopher Zeeman Medal by the London Mathematical Society and the Institue of Mathematics and its Applications for his promotion of maths. In his presentation the IMA said, "Rob is without doubt one of the leading promoters of mathematics in the UK. Rob’s outreach over many years has engaged and continues to engage and inspire great numbers of diverse audiences." Previous recipients of the award include Ian Stewart and Marcus du Sautoy.
Rob is the author of a number of books including the bestselling Why Do Buses Come in Threes? and Maths for Mums and Dads.
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Reserve tickets at this websiteEurope/London Mathematics Christmas Lecture: Rob Eastaway, "I wasn’t expecting that!” Best-selling maths author Rob Eastaway gives a talk about how human intuition goes spectacularly wrong. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2017/12/12/mathematics-christmas-lecture-rob-eastaway-quoti-wasnt-expecting-that-158752 Middlesex University London,The Burroughs,,London