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Proof by Chocolate, and other Goodies

Dr David Acheson, Jesus College, University of Oxford

Date Icon Week 1, Tuesday
Time Icon 8:15pm

What do we mean, exactly, when we say that a mathematical proof is elegant, or even beautiful? We will explore many examples from both pure and applied maths, ranging from the elementary and well-known to rather more exotic methods…including proof by chocolate. Author of the best selling book 1089 And All That, David Acheson is famous for his humorous lectures and popular maths books.