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All you ever wanted to know about pi

Prof. Robin Wilson, Open University & Pembroke College, University of Oxford

Date Icon Week 1, Monday 27 January MT 2020
Time Icon 8:15pm

The circle number pi has fascinated people for thousands of years?. Who first called it pi? Who had it engraved on his tombstone? Who tried to pass a law declaring it to be 3.2? How can we find pi by tossing needles? And can one square the circle? You’ll find the answers to all these questions - and much, much more - by coming to this lecture.

In addition to Robin Wilson’s academic publications in graph theory, he is the author of a range of popular texts from Sudoku, through history of maths, to Gilbert and Sullivan.