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How to Be as Small as Possible

Dr David Acheson, Jesus College, University of Oxford

Date Icon Week 2, Monday 27 January MT 2020
Time Icon 8:15pm

Some of the most attractive and thought-provoking problems in mathematics involve minimisation. We will take an informal look at some examples, ranging from elementary geometry and packing problems to soap bubbles and catastrophe theory. Practical demonstrations will be included.

Author of the best selling book 1089 And All That, David Acheson is famous for his humorous lectures and popular maths books.